Selfie-Ish: Digital Self Curation?

Selfie-Ish: Digital Self Curation?

Is the selfie-flood a sign of positive self-expression? Narcissism run amok? Are these selfies for friends, or ‘friends,’ or are they simply a way for us to shape our own image. Selfie-curation, a process of persona digitally defined.

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Can we create emotionally intelligent connections online?

Can we create emotionally intelligent connections online?

I’m a “connector”… I love making new connections with colleagues around the world . . . I love connecting people to each other. I love the social networks that we’ve created to inspire each other with wisdom, commitment,  research, and experience with emotional intelligence. Through social media, as have many of you, I’ve shared ideas, […]

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EQ for Technology Teachers

EQ for Technology Teachers

It’s fairly easy to see how emotional intelligence relates to teaching literature or drama, but do EQ skills have any role in technology? Drs. Susan Stillman & Barbara Fatum have a new article in TechEdge — the Texas Computer Education Association Journal (this association is the largest of its kind in the US). Technology, Healthy […]

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Successful school uses laptops to tap into emotions

Successful school uses laptops to tap into emotions

Mooresville, NC school district has become a model digital school, investing in technology (MacBooks for all students), using data, involving parents and community, and designing curriculum and instruction to meet student needs.  From an EQ perspective, they may be on to something. . .How are these laptops used? Why the improvement in student achievement? http://tinyurl.com/75gcvd8 […]

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Alone in the Parade

Alone in the Parade

The drive to connect, to be accepted, is both glorious and brutal. It drives us to care and connect — and to engage in self-destructive behavior in a desperate bid to fit. The “thinness” of digital connection can’t actually be fixed by quantity — just as one can not get a healthy meal by eating a LOT of junk — but the thinness may drive people to want more.

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Emotions and the Web

  MediaSnackers are putting together an exciting new project looking at how people (aged 13 – 19)feel online.  Although it is not live yet I am so interested to see how it will work, as emotions, the web, and networks is a particular interest of mine.  I also like the fact that MediaSnackers isn’t approaching this […]

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