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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FSA, I’m Gonna Rock

I recently had an opportunity to Partner with the Community, give back a little, and share some of the skills I have learned while at Valencia. Last week I worked with the wonderful students, faculty and staff at Bentley Elementary School in Seminole County on a Music Video designed to help motivate the kids as they […]

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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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