All kids love building new worlds in Minecraft. But for those living with an autism spectrum disorder, it’s also providing them with ways to engage in school and build healthy social lives. READ MORE: Minecraft helps kids with autism build richer lives | CNET
The Surprising Benefits of Role-Playing Games (and How to Get Started) | LifeHacker
When you hear about role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons, you probably picture a dimly-lit basement filled with people in silly robes rolling dice, but there’s much more to it than that. Not only are role-playing games incredibly fun, but they can actually teach you skills you’ll use in the real world.
Top 10 Ways Video Games Can Improve Real Life | LifeHacker
We love video games for their fun and entertaining nature, but even when we put the controllers down, video games or at least thinking like a gamer can positively influence the rest of our lives. Here are ten ways video games do us good.
Volunteering in a public library and changing workplaces from the corporate world to academia and back again over the past five years has exposed me to different organizational cultures. These experiences have provided insight into the importance of emotional intelligence (EQ) in your leaders and peers and how workplace culture influences your emotions and behaviour. I am really intrigued by emotional intelligence theory and believe in the value of understanding its application in our personal and work lives (supported by research). We can improve the way we interact with our peers and respond to conflict. Below, I have provided links to insightful articles on this topic for your enjoyment and professional development. I will continue to add articles to this post as I come across them in the news.
- Daniel Goleman Introduces Emotional Intelligence [Video] | Big Think | YouTube
- What Is Emotional Intelligence (EQ)? | PsychCentral
- Feeling Smart: The Science of Emotional Intelligence | American Scientist
- The Explainer: Emotional Intelligence [Video] | Harvard Business Review The five components of emotional intelligence and how to improve each.
- #Happiness Isn’t the Absence of Negative Feelings + How to Handle Negative #Feedback | HBR #EQ #psychology #selfimprovement #selfhelp
- Want To Reduce Your Social Anxiety? Just Be Kind | Co.Exist
- 6 Scientifically Proven Ways To Boost Your Self-Control | FastCompany
- How To Deal With Selfish Coworkers | FastCompany
- Seven Strategies for Dealing with Toxic People | ZenHabits
- Signs That You Lack Emotional Intelligence | Harvard Business Review
- Emotional Intelligence Predicts Job Success: Do You Have It? | Fast Company
- Emotional Intelligence: The Social Skills You Weren’t Taught in School | LifeHacker #EmotionalIntelligence
- Emotional Intelligence, Not Just ‘Executive Function,’ Influences A Child’s Ability To Pay Attention | Medical Daily
- Multitasking Damages Your Brain And Career, New Studies Suggest | Forbes
- The Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence | The Atlantic
- The Power of Vulnerability [Video] | Brene Brown | TED Talk
- How Changing Your Reading Habits Can Transform Your Health | Fast Company
- 35 #Habits That Make #Employees Extremely Valuable | Inc.com #business #workplaces #softskills #EQ
- 7 Interview Questions That Determine Emotional Intelligence | Entrepreneur
- Emotionally Intelligent People Are More Successful | FastCompany
- Handling Emotional Outbursts on Your Team | Harvard Business Review
- When You Criticize Someone, You Make It Harder for that Person to Change | Harvard Business Review
- 7 Self-Awareness Techniques to Make You a Better Leader | Mashable
- If Your Boss Thinks You’re Awesome, You Will Become More Awesome | Harvard Business Review
- Top Complaints from #Employees About Their #Leaders | HBR #leadership #emotionalintelligence #communication @HarvardBiz
- Why Compassion Is a Better Managerial Tactic than Toughness | HBR #mentoring #emotionalintelligence
- Good Leaders Get Emotional | Doug Sundheim | Harvard Business Review
- Is It OK to Yell at Your Employees? | Michael Schrage | Harvard Business Review
- What Makes a Leader? | January 2004 | Daniel Goleman | Harvard Business Review
- 30 Tips to Cultivate #SoftSkills in Your #Students | InformED #skills #education
- Cracking the Code of Student Emotional Pain | edutopia
As part of our series about technology in prisons called “Jailbreak,” we paid a visit to a new program that uses technology to fill an important role in the development of the children of those who are incarcerated.
Organizers say the TeleStory program the first of its kind in the country. At the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library in New York, families of inmates bring their children to a special room filled with toys and books. Even more unique: the room is virtually connected to a prison on Rikers Island. via Connecting inmates with their children through books | Marketplace.org.
Rana el Kaliouby, a Cambridge- and MIT-trained scientist and leader in facial-recognition technology, is concerned about how computers are affecting the emotional lives of her two small children.
There is much research that suggests that emotional intelligence develops from social interactions, yet children are increasingly spending their days in front of computers, tablets, and smartphones. Today, children under the age of eight spend on average two full hours a day in front of screens. El Kaliouby is deeply concerned about what happens when children grow up around technology that does not express emotion and cannot read our emotion. Does that cause us, in turn, to stop expressing emotion?
The answer, according to recent research, is yes. A University of California-Los Angeles study last year found that children who had regular access to phones, televisions, and computers were significantly worse at reading human emotions than those who went five days without exposure to technology.
But El Kaliouby does not believe the solution lies in ridding the world of technology. Instead, she believes we should be working to make computers more emotionally intelligent.
The adorable Pepper robot unveiled a year ago by Japan-based mobile and telecommunications company SoftBank has finally been made available to consumers, and it’s been a roaring success.
According to CIO, the robot was launched on to the market at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 20. Within a minute, all 1,000 robots in the first wave had been snapped up by customers, going for 198,000 yen (around $1,610) apiece.
Pepper aims to act as a household companion. It is programmed to communicate with users, follow vocal commands, and, in what SoftBank claims is a first, read human emotions and react accordingly. Pepper is not built for physical tasks. The robot’s role is more emotional. READ MORE: Caring Pepper robot hits the market, sells out in a minute – CNET
While Discovering Literature is an important cultural resource that can be enjoyed by all ages, it has been carefully tailored to appeal to GCSE and A-level students. The British Library’s research among teachers showed that original manuscripts, with their edits and revisions, dodgy grammar and messy handwriting, can be a powerful way of engaging pupils. Contextual material can also be a source of inspiration, and the site is packed with items such as letters, diaries, dictionaries, newspapers and illustrations that illuminate the historical, social and political contexts of classic works.
When most people think of book clubs, they picture intimate gatherings in living rooms or libraries. People rarely imagine a book club as a collection of GIFs, memes, fan fiction and cosplay, all of which are staples of how readers respond to media in the Internet era. But a new Tumblr blog, Reblog Book Club, wants to give the traditional book club a digital update.
While bloggers have previously hosted book clubs on Tumblr, Reblog Book Club is the first book club that’s founded and moderated by Tumblr itself. Rachel Fershleiser, the microblogging platform’s director of literary outreach, launched the club in September as a way to engage a passionate and diverse online community, but faced challenges in organizing a discussion group.
If you’re managing social media for your business, it might be useful to know about some of the most surprising social media statistics this year. Here are 10 that might make you rethink the way you’re approaching social media.