Daily Archives: Wednesday, May 14, 2014

TED Ed, Who Knew?

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Very often I talk to faculty about using TED. They often have stories about their favorite TED Talks. However, when I ask them about TED Ed, I usually get… “What, I will have to check that out!” For those of you unaware of TED Ed, About 2 years ago (March 12, 2012 to be precise) […]

Thou Shalt Not…

Posted by & filed under Destinations, English Composition, infographic, Strategy.

Author: Margaret Gonzalez Discipline: Speech Communications Title: Thou Shalt Not Commit Logical Fallacies Text:  “A logical fallacy is a flaw in reasoning. Logical fallacies are like tricks or illusions of thought, and they’re often very sneakily used by politicians and the media to fool people.”  A fallacy used in a persuasive speech can often kill […]

Speech Infographic

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Fantastic Inforgraphic! It teaches and re-enforces nonverbal and verbal communication for Job Interviewing Skills.

Spies Like U.S.?

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An investigation conducted by FRONTLINE and aired by local PBS explains how the government spies on millions of Americans. Only part ONE is available at this time. Part TWO will be aired on May 20, 2014. Please follow United States of Secrets through this link: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/  

Most Popular Colleges Infographic

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Business Insider created a map of the U.S. that shows the logo of each university or college that received the most number of applicants for their respective state. You will see UCF, not UF, is the most popular school in Florida. Go Knights! http://www.businessinsider.com/desirable-college-state-map-2014-5

History of Beer

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Summary:   Students have a hard time making ancient history relevant to their 21st-century lives.  When teaching about the Mesopotamians and Egyptians, two of the worlds oldest civilizations, I like to discuss the history of beer.  It is relevant to the 21st century, and it is informative.  Beer is actually nutritious!  Student learn that humans […]

amazon-zilla – Retail Revolution

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This infographic always seems to spark a lively debate about the good and bad points of amazon.  I use it in discussing strategy and the concept of disruption in an industry, which causes all competitors to re-evaluate their business models.  It’s also very useful in a discussion about retailing today. The graphic is available at […]