Air Hockey: Smartphone vs Human

Chances are you have played Air hockey, the classic arcade game. Some of you may have even played Air Hockey on a smart device with others or against the computer, but have you ever seen real life Air Hockey against your Phone? Would you like to know more about how they did this? Want to […]

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Skype Conferences with Students

Special thanks to Lauri Lott for sharing her strategy for using Skype to better connect with students. As a part time faculty member I don’t have office hours nor an office to have them.  So, instead of asking my students to come to me, I go to them.  During our course, I schedule Skype video conferences with […]

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Service Learning Across the Curriculum

Special thanks to David Stendel for the share. David has recently created a service learning project for his Intro to Programing course. Curriculum Plan Service Learning Prof Dev – COP 1000C The idea of the project is to provide a way for the students to earn course credit while helping the community, by gathering the […]

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Education for Sustainability

Sustainability, the challenge of meeting “the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (Brundtland Report, 1987), is a multi-faceted concept that impacts our daily lives, engages our students, and can enrich any classroom curriculum. On the last day of Valencia College’s annual professional development program Destination, […]

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The Teaching Professor: Bricks, Clicks, & Teacher Tricks

Thank you for coming to our session today at The Teaching Professor Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. As we noted in our presentation,  this page is your outsourced memory for our session feel free to take our ideas and remix them and share them as you see fit. If you would like to contact either of us, please […]

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What is BackChanneling?

BackChanneling is the practice of using computers to maintain live-time or near live-time conversations alongside live events. The term was coined in the field of Linguistics to describe listeners’ behaviors during verbal communication, Victor Yngve 1970. In the classroom, a “backchannel” provides teachers valuable feedback and helps to better engage students. There are a wide […]

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Creativity and Adjacent Possibilities

Special thanks to the Valencia Technology Club for the invitation to share and discuss tech. On Wed. Apr 5th 2017, I visited the club and shared some of the work the Circles team has been making with our robot and our lightboard. We also discussed creativity and how we could bring a MakerSpace to East Campus. It is […]

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FarmBot

Have you seen this? FarmBot Genesis is humanity’s first open-source CNC farming machine designed for at-home automated food production. Pre-order your FarmBot at 25% off during July only to save $1,000. Learn more at https://farmbot.io

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Storing Data in DNA

Where do you keep your data? Do you store your files on on your home computer? in your Dropbox? on your Google Drive? on Facebook? New research may change the way we store our data in the future. Researchers out of Columbia University say the new strategy allows for 215 petabytes of data to be stored […]

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Metaphors Be With You!

For those of you who attended our February session of Circles on Creativity, you may remember the TEDx talk we used featuring Graham Shaw. In that video, Graham showed us how all of us can be artists if we learn a basic process for drawing. Below you will find another TEDx talk by Graham. This […]

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