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CANCELLED: Joy Detector Station for Elementary Kids Using Google AIY Vision Kit

Explore and create
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Explore and create : BYODex

Sunday, June 23, 2:30–4:00 pm
Location: Franklin 11-12-13, Marriott

Laura Velazquez  
Learn about a creative station that teaches students to understand and apply emotional intelligence everyday. See how students were involved in the creative fabrication and programming of the station to teach them mood management, impulse control, empathy, self-esteem, motivation over frustration and more.

Audience: Teacher education/higher ed faculty, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Mac, PC
Participant accounts, software and other materials: This is just the Google AIY project link, there's no need to download any program for the presentation.
Focus: Technology infrastructure
Topic: Emergent technologies
Grade level: 9-12
Subject area: Computer science, Health and physical education
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Empowered Learner
  • Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.
For Education Leaders:
Systems Designer
  • Ensure that resources for supporting the effective use of technology for learning are sufficient and scalable to meet future demand.
For Educators:
  • Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Emotional intelligence help students manage their feelings, think to make good decisions; motivating themselves with zeal and persistence; maintaining hope over frustration; exhibiting empathy and compassion; interacting smoothly with society; and managing any relationships effectively.


Activities: Use, connect and program a Raspberry Pi for dynamic activities in classroom.
Time: 30 min to assemble the joy detector station
20 min to design, plan and test an activity for any age.
20min Conclusion activity on how to teach and manage Emotional Intelligence for all ages.
Process: Random group collaboration to build a station, modify the program and apply the activity.

Supporting research

Emotional intelligence by Goleman, D. (1995). Text from Journeys: Inside out, outside in. ©L. O. Wilson,Book manuscript.

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Laura Velazquez, Prepa Anáhuac Mérida

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