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Technology-Enhanced Social-Emotional Activities

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Source:  http://www.projecthappiness.org/programs/social-emotional-learning/

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 11, 2013 6:18 AM

This new website from Jackie Gerstein explores technology use in social and emotional learning. Quoting from the site "This website has been designed to describe technology activities that facilitate social emotional learing.The links in the menu lead to descriptions of the individual activities. They can be sued within formal and inforrmal educational setting. Even though the focus of the activities are on building and enhacing social emtional learning, many can be connected with content standards related to language arts, oral communication, media literacy, and ISTE's National Education Standards for Students."

The website is very easy to use. There is a menu that provides a list of 14 activities, including Conflict Management Strategies Posters, Book Trailers, and Teach Tech to Grandparents. Most have samples of projects. Not all are relevant to all ages but she does state that she has used some with both elementary and college students.

 

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Every Book Barack Obama Has Recommended During His Presidency

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A cohesive list of the 44th president's favorites

POTUS is an avid reader and recently spoke to the New York Times about the significant, informative and inspirational role literature has played in his presidency, crediting books for allowing him to “slow down and get perspective.”

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, Today, 4:05 PM
There is a good mix of contemporary and classics.
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An hour in their shoes: Muscatine teachers participate in poverty simulation

An hour in their shoes: Muscatine teachers participate in poverty simulation | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

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"Educators in an Iowa school district gained a better understanding of the effects of poverty by participating in an hourlong simulation. Teachers received family profiles and resources, then had to navigate the weekly struggles faced by low-income families, such as finding work, child care and other services."

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How To Maximize Your Laptop's Battery Life

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There are all kinds of reasons you might want to minimize the power draw of your laptop or desktop. To save battery, of course, but also to keep your electricity bills lower and reduce your impact on the planet. Here are all the ways you can knock down the amount of power your computer is drawing.
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Google Classroom: Video Playlists in a Video Library - Teacher Tech

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I am so loving this new feature in Google Classroom to “Copy link” to an assignment. One use for the “Copy link” feature is to link to other Google Classroom classes. Let’s say you have a red Google Classroom class for your main announcements and you have a blue Google Classroom class for your resources. You can link students in the red class to the blue class to link them to those resources.
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Create Your Own Custom Search Engine

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When I work with elementary teachers, one of the biggest concerns I hear about is the fear of what students will find online. Teachers know it’s important to teach students how to search effectively, evaluate website credibility, and cite their sources, but it can be scary when teachers are working with younger students.

One way to teach these important skills, while keeping students safe online, is to create a custom search engine. This way teachers can identify appropriate and safe online websites to include in their custom search engines.

Here’s how you can create one to use with your students:
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, Today, 12:41 AM
So many useful ideas, if only we had more time for all of this. Knowing it is there is important though. 
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feedly: organize, read and share what matters to you.

feedly: organize, read and share what matters to you. | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Technologies that connect us, engage. One example of this is Flipgrid, a free video discussion board service. With Flipgrid, you can create grids with topics on them and have workshop participants or students respond to the topics with recorded videos. Several workshops ago, I decided to begin using Flipgrid as a regular part of the learning. Some of the applications of the tool included:
Ask participants to introduce themselves and/or each other.
Watch videos about a topic and then share a summary or take-away.
Summarize an article they have read.
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