READING! “My” for Thursday, May 28th

Thursday – the down-slope of the work week. And we’re in the last week of May – the strangest May in my 50 years of living!

First, the general source links that I feature each day – The Week and the Five Things to Know Today

The Conversation and the Good News Network site

For prayer and spirituality – Creighton U. Daily Reflections

Two daily podcasts I value – The Daily 202 Big Idea by The Washington Post. (posted in the morning)

And the Good News Ride Home. – solid information, no-frills delivery and an extensive list of relevant links in their “show notes”

And here’s the link (which stays the same each day) to “My”

The Ed Tech Emergent Daily, Thursday May 28th You can bookmark this link!

Before I get to the links to a few of the many great articles you can find at today’s “My” – a special request.

I don’t usually urge purchases (or in this case a subscription) on my blog.

Today, because of snarky attack in a Tweet by President Trump on this particular publication (“Boring, But Very Nasty”), I’m going to promote it for a minute.

It’s The Atlantic – a publication which started in print way, way back in 1857! It has, hands-down some of the best reporting on the Pandemic (they do give free access to this coverage) and some of the all around best writing, thoughts, and much more.

They have a “paywall” which does allow you five free articles a month. They do offer (which I just excitedly purchased) a half-price annual digital subscription for students and educators.

Yes, $25 dollars may be a lot to pay at once (rather than the month to month subscriptions other digital publications offer) but I got mine “free” (sort of.)

I’ve been using the on-line survey and discount platform – Swagbucks – quite a bit in all this extra pandemic “down-time” It’s a legit and well-credentialed way to give some time and your opinions and get fairly compensated. Basically 1 point is one cent of dollar value which can be traded for gift cards.

So, I gained 2500 “swagbucks” – mainly from participating in a really interesting “live chat” focus group – and converted it to $25 at PayPal. And this is what/how I purchased my Atlantic subscription.

Promotion done. Here’s how to get the student/educator rate at The Atlantic.

And if you sign up for Swagbucks, please use this link as I’ll get a bit of “swagbucks” for it.

Finally, here’s the promised links for great stories in today’s “My”:

“Three Ways Human Rights Groups Can Create Hope During COVID-19”

Five Insights on Gratitude”

“70 Favorite Audio Books for Kids”

“How America Handles Catastrophe”

“11 Health and Wellness Podcasts to Keep You Calm and Inspired”


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