A cool creator is someone (or a group) who is out in the world making cool stuff. These people inspire and educate me.

I am reading Chris Bailey’s The Productivity Project and enjoying it very much. Recently, he wrote an excellent list post on his blog about 30 lessons he has learned in his 30 years.

It is undoubtedly worth a read, check it out here.

I am a huge fan of Nancy Duarte’s presentation philosophy, I own three of her books, and I build my presentation rubrics in my class around her guidance. Here are two quick videos to serve as a starting point to make better presentations.

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I recently found the YouTube channel for Ali Abdaal and I have been impressed by each video I have watched so far. I looked up his website and was further impressed by his writting.

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I am a big fan of Rosemary Orchard, I was very excited to hear about her new productivity podcast called Nested Folders. While I don’t know how I feel about her co-host yet, I am very glad to hear more about how Rose works.

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If you, like me, have an HBO subscription only while GoT is on, you might have missed Silicon Valley.

Get your money’s worth out of your HBO subscription and fill the void between Sundays by checking out this very funny and tech nerdy show.

Years ago I found the Wisita Learning Library and my video production knowledge and skills increase many times over. If you need to make a video for anything, and you want it to be good, look around at the resources available from Wisita. Particuarlly The Beginner’s Guide to Video Production.

Seth Godin is a prolific author in the marketing/business world. I have always enjoyed listening to interviews with him and have several of his audiobooks. I can’t believe that I have not been reading his blog.

He posts every day (holy crap!) and yesterday’s post about cognitive load was a nice prompt to initiate some reflection.

Cognitive Load Is Real- Seth Godin

I just started listening to the Cult of Pedagogy podcast. This episode about mastery learning is a strong start to the show and gives me hope that I might have found an educational podcast that is actually good!

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I learned about this album/band from an episode of Hello Internet. I listened to the album on loop at the end of the school year back in 2017. I recently started listening to it again and I have added it to my Music for Focus playlist. It is really great and worth a listen.

The band takes historical audio recordings and edits them with electronica into really cool music. This one is all themed around the Apollo space program. My favorite song is “The Other Side”

Podcasts are one of my favorite forms of media and 99% Invisible is one of my favorite podcasts. See why I love this podcast and why I think you should subscribe.

Kurzgesagt is a new discovery for me, but at the same time is feels familiar because The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is one of my favorite sci-fi comedies of all time. The first thing I thought of when I saw a Kurzgesagt video was the eponymous Hitchhiker’s Guide

When my son was born, I knew it was only a matter of time before I had to dive into the world of children’s entertainment.

This scared me because I didn’t even like kid’s shows when I was a kid, much less as a sleep deprived and stressed out parent.