Intel Compute Stick

Will new technologies like the Compute Stick change the way faculty and students use technology around the college? First there was a migration away from desktops to laptops; then many of us jumped to the tablet, in large part because tablets were cool but also because we didn’t want to lug around 4 lb laptops with heavy adapters. […]

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Course Copy Assistance is Available to You

So you’ve taught a course using Blackboard, and are getting ready to copy it over for the next term. Have you ever had problems with this in the past? Or maybe you’ve never done this before and want some help? Remember, the Centers for Teaching / Learning Innovation are here to support your teaching. If […]

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My Favorite No

While not originally intended as a quote for teachers, Donald Rumsfeld once said, “There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don’t know we […]

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Jing for Video Feedback

I have been using Jing since about 2008; it is my go to tool for giving feedback to student writing or student questions in my hybrid and online courses. Recently I have been getting more than a few questions on the technique so I decided to put together this post to help others learn more […]

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How to Embed Academic Twitter Feeds into Online Courses

Social media. Is it the bane of our students’ attention span? Have you ever wanted to use it for good rather than for evil? Maybe you’ve considered trying Twitter. Maybe you are constantly finding great resources that you’d like to post on the fly from your mobile device, but your students will never see because […]

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cheaT-shirts & Rubber Bands

During last week’s Circles of Innovation session (Benevolent Contagion), groups met across the college to  talk about ways to apply Jonah Berger’s STEPPS to making learning contagious. The six STEPPS he discusses in his book are Social Capital, Triggers, Emotion, Public, Practical, & Stories, and if you would like to learn more about that please go to the […]

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Digital Darwinism and the Dawn of Generation C

  Just finished reading Digital Darwinism and the Dawn of Generation C. It is a very fast read that offers some interesting ideas that are food for both thought and conversation, so I wanted to share it with the Circles Audience. In it, Brian Solis talks about how Generation C is changing the game. According […]

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Using Movie Trailers with Generation C

Are you ready for Destination 2015? This post was written as both as a demo/reminder for Destination 2015 – Flipped Learning and to share a teaching strategy for engaging Generation C, but before we get into that, have you had a chance to see our video trailer?   Remember, it’s still not too late to […]

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Safe Share TV

Have you ever wanted to share a video in your classroom or in front of an audience but didn’t because you were afraid of what advertisements might pop up? Or worse yet, have you ever been embarrassed by inappropriate pop up messages or adds while showing a video to students? Well, the people at SafeShareTV […]

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Post It Printables

Research in behavioral economics indicates using Post It notes can increase how people react to handouts and surveys. In 2005, Garner found that response rates doubled when Post-It notes with hand-written requests were attached to survey materials. In 2012, the Irish Revenue replicated the study and found that among the 300 randomly assigned businesses, after […]

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