Thursday, May 31, 2012

Glee - Season 3 -Quinn Car Accident - Texting and Driving [HD]

Mom Gone Wild: Texting While Driving

You wouldn't cook and play guitar at the same time, so why text and drive at the same time? Check out this video, part of ConnectSafely's comprehensive resources on safe technology use. Visit us at or

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Networked: The New Social Operating System

Daily life is connected life, its rhythms driven by email, text messages, tweets and Facebook updates. Some worry that this new environment makes us isolated and lonely. But in Networked, Lee Rainie and Barry Wellman show how the large, loosely knit social circles of networked individuals expand opportunities for learning, problem solving, decision making and personal interaction. The new social operating system of "networked individualism" liberates us from the restrictions of tightly knit groups; it also requires us to develop networking skills and strategies, work on maintaining ties, and balance multiple overlapping networks.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Creating an AutoCorrect Entry in Microsoft Word

If you've ever mistyped something into Microsoft Word and noticed that Word automatically corrected your typo, you've seen Word's AutoCorrect feature at work. If there are words, phrases, or names that you type on a regular basis you can save yourself some time by adding your own custom AutoCorrect Entry.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Solution Focused Scaling Webinar

The solution focused counseling model encourages others to think about times when their problems did not exist, how these times contributed to the absence of the problem, and how to recreate such circumstances in their present situations. Focus is on the students/parents strengths and abilities rather than their weaknesses. Solutions are derived by the students/parents themselves and therefore not only are they more involved in their success, but the solutions fit their unique lifestyles. Finally, because they find their own solutions that work, often self-esteem is increased. With this emphasis of counseling on solutions rather than problems, counseling becomes brief. This webinar covers the popular solution focused scaling approach with lots of handouts and resources. Teachers who want to conduct solution focused conferences with parents should also attend.
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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Students Learn the Skill of Conflict Resolution in a Multi-Age Class

In this elective class at Seattle's Alternative School 1, students from every grade come together to discuss and resolve their differences, creating a forum for social and emotional learning. If you liked this video, please consider subscribing to Edutopia's YouTube Channel:

George Lucas and Daniel Goleman on Academic and Social-Emotional Education

Edutopia founder George Lucas joins a panel of national experts moderated by Daniel Goleman that explores the value of social and emotional learning. This video was recorded on December 10, 2007, at the CASEL Forum, an event in New York City that brought together seventy-five global leaders in education and related fields to raise awareness about social and emotional learning (SEL) and introduce important scientific findings related to SEL. Be sure to click "like" if you enjoyed this video!