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...
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.

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...
Happiness in Social Networks

Happiness in Social Networks

Last month Professor Nicholas Chistakis (Harvard University) and Associate Professor James Folwer (University of California) published the analysis of their research into the spread of happiness in social networks. This study is one of those rather remarkable pieces...
Social Media and Mentoring

Social Media and Mentoring

 Horsesmouth is a really impressive online mentoring website which seems to be growing so quickly, and with good reason. As I write there are 5028 mentors registered with the site, with 1986 thank you’s sent. Without all the hassle of arranging to see someone...
Blogging Good, Penalty shoot outs bad

Blogging Good, Penalty shoot outs bad

An article in Scientific Americanlooks at recent research into examining the benefits of expressive writing: “Research shows that it improves memory and sleep, boosts immune cell activity and reduces viral load in AIDS patients, and even speeds healing after...

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