social emotional

Ways for Quiet Kids to Share Their Voice

Part of honoring student voice in the classroom is providing multiple ways for students to share what they have learned. Regular readers of the blog (sign up here) know that I love sharing EdTech strategies. This includes ways for them to participate with more options than raising their hand for a whole class discussion. I’ve […]

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A Full Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum for Schools

How do you integrate social-emotional learning into your instruction? Finding high-quality resources that address social-emotional learning (SEL) can be a struggle. I visit lots of schools that are making an effort to incorporate SEL principles into teaching and learning this school year. If you’re looking for a Social-Emotional Learning curriculum to use in your school, […]

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Build Classroom Community with a Creative Project — Easy EdTech Podcast 030

In this episode we’ll discuss how to build classroom community while addressing skills like speaking and listening, digital citizenship, and computer literacy. You will hear how to start  the school year by providing a way for students to creatively introduce themselves and share their interests and goals for the school year. Subscribe to the podcast […]

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10 Book Creator SEL Projects for Your Classroom

Is there such a thing as an SEL project? We know that students interact with a variety of content across the school day. These moments provide rich opportunities for them to learn about new topics in any and every subject area. When it comes to integrating social-emotional learning goals into your content area instruction, the […]

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Teaching Life Skills with a Game Show App for Kids

If you’re teaching life skills to students this year, there is a mobile app with trivia-style games for kids. Sir Dapp! Game Show is an iOS and Android app for classroom and home use. It promotes the development of social-emotional learning skills. Through independent interactions and co-viewing experiences, students, teachers, and families can explore life […]

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Using the 7 Mindsets to Shift School Culture

In San Antonio earlier this year I sat down with Jeff Waller and Tracey Smith. Although conferences like the one I was attending that day tend to feel a little overwhelming, it was such a treat to sit for a moment and hear about their work. Jeff Waller is the co-creator of the 7 Mindsets, […]

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Learn About Emotions with Open-Ended Peppy Pals Reggy’s Playdate

Last year I shared Peppy Pals, an app that helps children develop emotional intelligence.  The folks behind Peppy Pals have just released a fourth app on iOS –  Peppy Pals Reggy’s Play Date to help children learn about emotions. This an open-ended game features Reggy the dog and focuses more on different emotions and empathy. It is designed for children ages 4-8 and contains no language, […]

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Peppy Pals Game for Emotional Intelligence and Social Skills

Peppy Pals Farm and Peppy Pals Beach are two apps designed to teach emotional intelligence. They also support the exploration of empathy, collaboration and social skills in a playful way.  The folks at Peppy Pals have worked with well-known psychologists and experts in the field of human-computer interaction to create valuable apps for students. They have created […]

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