Fun Theory Challenge – Now Accepting Submissions

Fun Theory is simply the idea that something as simple as fun is the easiest way to change people’s behavior for the better. Want people to take stairs instead of the escalator? Turn the stairs into a piano! Want people to use hand sanitizer? Have the sanitizer machine talk to them as they walk past! […]

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Movenote: Presenting Made Simple

Special thanks to Professor Richard Gair for sharing this App with Circles of Innovation. As soon as I saw it, I had to give it a try. I downloaded it to my phone and made the test video below in just under a minute. It was super easy! It definitely has me thinking about how I […]

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Coffee Pot Challenge

Circles of Innovation is back, and we are kicking off the 2014 -2015 season with the “Fun Theory Challenge,” a circle around the idea that something as simple as fun is often the easiest way to engage people and change learning behaviors for the better. Please join us if you can. It is going to […]

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2014 – 2015 Schedule of Events

Circles of Innovation is back for an exciting new year, and we have some some engaging sessions planned.  For those of you who have not yet had an opportunity to check us out, Circles of Innovation (Circles for short) is a faculty development opportunity “Where good ideas collide and great discoveries are made possible!” We […]

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Check Out East Library’s New iOS Apps!

The East Library is excited to announce our newly revised and updated iOS Library Apps.  There is an iPhone and iPad version which you can download from the links below as well as review key features. Stay tuned for our upcoming Android versions!  Please share this information with your students.   Key features include the […]

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Teaching “Naked”!

This article by Jose Antonio Bowen appeared in a recent AAC&U newsletter and is based on his 2012 best seller Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning. I particularly enjoyed this excerpt: As faculty, if we are primarily concerned with transmitting content, then our value will only decrease. […]

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How To Make Your Life Better By Sending Five Simple Emails

I liked the advice in this blog, suggesting that we send emails to 5 categories of people on a regular basis. I’m going to try it to see what happens!   How To Make Your Life Better By Sending Five Simple Emails.

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Supersonic Ping-Pong Bazooka

What happens when you shoot a ping-pong ball at speeds faster than an F16 fighter jet can fly? Take a look for yourself. Kind of makes me wish I had majored in Mechanical Engineering. Here is a link to the Perdue web page.

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Taylor Mali: What Do Teachers Make?

I was recently reminded of a poem about teachers that I just needed to share with Circles. For those of you unfamiliar with Taylor Mali’s work, you might want to check out his youtube channel. Here are two versions of his poem on What Do Teachers Make? The first is the more theatrical cut. The […]

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Taylor Mali – The The Impotence of Proofreading

The other day I shared Weird Al’s new video which sparked Shawn Pollgreen to share this “The The Impotence of Proofreading,” by Taylor Mali, so thanks for the share Shawn. It also reminded me of one of my favorite Taylor Mali poems “What Do Teachers Make?” which, I think, is something every teacher should see. Enjoy!

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