Interactive Seuss Trivia Challenge

Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss! Born in 1904, today would have been his 111th birthday, and while he has been gone nearly a quarter of a century, in many ways, he is still with us. So, to honor the doc that rocks, the Circles team is sharing this Interactive Seuss Trivia Challenge, a game that […]

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The Art of Asking

Special thanks to Dr. Nicole  Spottke for sharing this good read with Circles of Innovation. According to Nicole, she is finding herself “completely engrossed” by the book; she also noted that it is filled with parts “worthy of discussion.” Nicole is even thinking of trying some of the ideas in the book with her classes.  The book is […]

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TEDxValenciaCollegeLive2015

Hello Circles fans, we know that many of you are also TED fans, so we wanted to make sure we shared the news with you about an upcoming event. On Wednesday, March 18th from 6:30pm to 9:00pm, Valencia’s Winter Park Campus will be hosting TEDxValenciaCollegeLive “Truth or Dare”. Tickets are Free but limited in supply, […]

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LikeYoYo and More Fun with GIFs

Special thanks to Carl Creasman for sharing this idea with Circles of Innovation. After discussing yesterday’s post, Learning in a Giffy, Carl read about a new web app called LikeYoYo which turns GIFs into interactive animations. To read the Fast Company article he was reading, click here. LikeYoyo is a new online app from Turkish […]

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Learning in a Giffy (Pronounced Jiffy!)

Here is an idea for you… Use animated Gifs to help with instructions in online assignments and assessments. For those of you not familiar with the Gif file format, GIF stands for Graphics Interchange Format, and it is a bitmap image format that was introduced by CompuServe in 1987. And just so you know, Steve Wilhite and […]

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Lync with Your Community

As many of you know, this month we are discussing Valencia’s Strategic Goal #4 Partnering with the Community. In preparation for that Circle, we wanted to share a digital click with you. Why not use Lync to Partner with Your Community? We tried to summarize the idea for you in the 1 minute video below, and […]

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Padlet

Special thanks to Dr. Susan Dunn for sharing how she uses Padlet with her students. Click here to try it out for yourself.    or go to    https://padlet.com/ For those of you who haven’t seen it, Padlet is an easy-to-use, free, interactive web tool that can be easily employed in any class format! In short, […]

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Learning Day 2015: Gamification, Fun Theory and the Impetus for Change

Puzzles and Solutions “If we teach today as we taught yesterday we rob our children of tomorrow” John Dewey In a student’s lifetime 14th Century Learning Students Today Challenges – Active Learning – Gaming in the Classroom Road signs? Flow      Fiero     and     Naches Who are Sugata Mitra and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi? Possible new perspectives on […]

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Learning Day 2015: Teaching with iPads and Smart Devices

  Who said books will be obselite in 10 years? Douglas adams     Are you nomophobic?   10 Tips & Tools for Engaging Learners QR Codes & QR Stuff Google A Day    &   Search Tips and Tricks First 5 Trivia Challenges (Fact or Fiction) For Example “Mike” Backchannels – Todaysmeet (Basic) Slido (Kicking […]

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Learning Day 2015: Fun with Greenscreen

So what is green screen? Why do they use green and blue material? How can it help me with students? Osceola Studio West Campus Studio DIY Kit We have pop out greenscreens and iPads with easy to use Greenscreen software installed. (The Video On Demand instructions for using the software are posted below) Cheap & […]

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