It’s a Friday in mid-January, which means there’s snow on the ground here in Kentucky, and many of our schools are either working remotely or out of session. I’m checking in with my teachers while enjoying cup of coffee number 3, swaddled up in my old man sweater.
Next week, I’m attending FETC and will be presenting on Thursday afternoon. If you’re there and want to chat, hit me up!
For now, here’s this week’s 10 Things. Stay warm!
10 Things Worth Sharing
- My dear friend Adam Watson shared this thought-provoking read that sees AI not as a replacement, but as a groovy sidekick to human ingenuity.
- In the ongoing battle to build open, welcoming, supportive communities in our schools, here’s a reminder that loneliness is slowly killing us, even our students, and what we can do about it.
- I’m not a social studies teacher, nor do I play one on television, but I do love the topic. If you’re looking for an interesting way to discuss political philosophies with your students, here’s how you might use an explainer video with your class. Also, The Paint Explainer YouTube channel is pretty awesome.
- One day, I’m going to write a book. It’s an itch I’ve wanted to scratch for a long time, and a number of very kind people have appreciated my writing, offering those supportive words, “You should write a book.” One day. Of course, I’m my biggest obstacle to overcome, thinking I need to have the perfect situation or idea to write about. Apparently, you don’t, at least that’s what Jami Attenberg says (yes, your students probably need to hear those words, too).
- For the AI haters in the room, OpenAI just announced a partnership with Arizona State University 🙂
- Another good conversation starter for someone’s class: How cheap does gas have to be before it’s more expensive to drive an EV?
- A recent professional learning session hosted by Digital Promise’s Powerful Coach Community put a spotlight on cultivating a culture valuing autonomy, connection, inclusivity, and skill development.
- A quick glimpse at the future of AI
- Like film noir? Here’s 60 Free Film Noir Movies to Get You Through 2024
- Time waster: I signed up for Letterboxd over the holiday break. I love movies and, well, this seemed like a good idea. I did stumble upon a Criterion Collection challenge list and made my own. The goal is to watch 52 Criterion Collection films throughout 2024. So far, I’ve made it through Yojimbo and The Seventh Seal (which gets unbelievably disturbing near the end)… and I love every minute of it. If you love movies like I do, come hang out on Letterboxd. Or, if you’re a reader, join me at GoodReads as I try to read 150 books this year (whew).
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