Monthly Archives:: April 2013

Google+ for Online Chats and Digital Office Hours

Posted by & filed under Technology, Video.

Special thanks to Todd Conaway, an Instructional Designer from Yavapai College in Arizona, who shared with us his faculty development blog. As I was surfing his blog, I was inspired by this video and it’s relationship with things we will be showcasing at our next Circles of Innovation session. We look forward to the opportunity to work […]

Don’t Be the Lid!

Posted by & filed under Circles.

“Don’t Be the Lid” was the second event for Circles of Innovation. This series ran April 23rd on Valencia’s West Campus April 23rd on Valencia’s East Campus April 23rd on Valencia’s Osceola Campus Don’t forget to Mark Your Calendars for our next edition of Circles of Innovation. Coming to East, West, and Osceola campuses on May 21st. […]

I Want to Learn Prezi!

Posted by & filed under Technology, Training.

Today’s students have grown up in a world of interactive motion graphics, yet classroom visuals often still take the form of static images in text or projected images in PowerPoint or Keynote slide show presentations (what some see as modern updates on 17th century information sharing – see the Magic Lantern – or click the […]

eScience Labs

Posted by & filed under Science.

Special thanks to Rob Mccaffrey for sharing this with us from his trip to the Innovations Conference. eScience Labs LLC. provides complete and comprehensive hands-on science kits to support online and traditional courses in need of a laboratory solution. These are the same experiments you would find in a traditional academic lab, but designed and […]

SmartMeasure for Online Learning

Posted by & filed under Technology.

Special thanks to Al Groccia for sharing this from his trip to the Innovations conference. The SmarterMeasure Learning Readiness Indicator is a web-based tool which assesses a learner’s likelihood for succeeding in an online and/or technology rich learning program. SmarterMeasure indicates the degree to which an individual student possesses attributes, skills and knowledge that contribute […]

Zombies, demons part of curriculum at Lone Star College

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Special thanks to Rob McCaffrey for sharing this article with us from his trip to the Innovations Conference. Click on the image or on the following link to read more. http://www.usatodayeducate.com/staging/index.php/ccp/zombies-demons-part-of-curriculum-at-lone-star-college

Detailed List of Educational iPad Apps

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Special Thanks to Al Groccia for sharing this with us from his trip to the innovations conference. Click on this link or the image below to see the full list http://citt.hccfl.edu/Files/AppsFromFaculty.pdf

Succeed with Math V2

Posted by & filed under Math, OER.

Special thanks to Al Groccia for sharing this with Circles from his trip to the Innovations Conference Welcome to the updated version of Succeed with Math! Succeed with Mathwill help you review key math concepts, and then apply these concepts to real world applications. Units available include: Math and You, Getting Down to the Basics, Numbers Everywhere, […]

Overcoming Math Anxiety Webshop

Posted by & filed under Strategy.

Special thanks to Al Groccia for sharing this with us from his trip to the innovations conference Overcoming Math Anxiety: A Webshop This self-paced, interactive workshop is available to help individuals recognize and conquer math anxiety, to explore new approaches to learning math, and to discover how math experiences in the past may impact an […]

Accidental Creative

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Thanks to Lisa Macon for sharing the following book with Circles.  Accidental Creative by Todd Henry is a book about how to be brilliant and creative at a moment’s notice. We are all creatives, in some way, shape or form, expected to perform brilliantly when needed.  The techniques discussed in this book can help readers […]

Principles Whereby Teachers May Secure and Hold Interest

Posted by & filed under Foundations, Good Reads.

Special thanks to Rhonda Atkinson for sharing this quick read with us. She first heard about W.H. Lancelot’s Principles of Interest from an Agriculture Professor at LSU–Even though the principles were developed almost a century ago, She finds them to be just as relevant today and uses them often in planning course content. Here is the link […]

Where Good Ideas Come From

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“Where Good Ideas Come From” is the inaugural event for Circles of Innovation. This series began March 26th on Valencia’s West Campus March 28th on Valencia’s East Campus April 2nd on Valencia’s Osceola Campus Mark Your Calendars and RSVP for our next edition of Circles of Innovation. Coming to East, West, and Osceola campuses on […]

Notes from the Innovations Conference

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Special thanks to Carl Creasman for sending his notes and thoughts from a session at the Innovations conference. Carl Wrote: I was in a great session at the Circles of Innovation about social media and social learning. Some of the good ideas presented: –Social learning won’t work if it is not strategic. You can’t just […]