Daily Archives: Thursday, May 22, 2014

Silence the Craziness

Posted by & filed under Ideas, TED, Wellness.

Many college students feel the same way I do right now: overworked, overwhelmed and anxious about tomorrow. We let all of our responsibilities overwhelm us, impeding the completion of any. What we need is some down time, away from it all, a chance for our brain to re energize and refocus. Take a peek at […]

The power of passion – Richard St. John | TED-Ed

Posted by & filed under Education, English Composition, TED.

This video would be a great way to engage students in conversations about the broader topics of passion, success, love, and wealth, and the importance of each in their lives. These conversations could then be used as a springboard for a writing activity in which students reflect on what passion means to them- how its […]

The Mystery of English Spelling

Posted by & filed under EAP, Video.

I teach English as a Second Language. English spelling and vocabulary give students a lot of trouble and are sources of great stress.  Spelling and vocabulary can be thought of as two different skill sets yet are also intertwined.  I used this in class, and I think it could be useful in either a unit on […]

It’s a Rap: English Lesson Music Videos Your Students Won’t Forget

Posted by & filed under Circles, Destinations, EAP, English Composition, Music, Video.

Many of us grew up on “School House Rock”. How many of you can still remember the words to “Conjunction Junction”?  Supplement your English class lesson plans with these fun music videos. To get to the whole collection just put in the search word “Flocabulary”.  You will find many great videos on a variety of […]

The Cute and Useful Comma

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I teach English as a Second Language.  It is not always easy to convince students that punctuation is their friend, not something meant to torture them.  This is not just an issue for those for whom English is a Second Language.  I tell my students that this plagues native speakers as well.  This video is […]

What Aristotle and Joshua Bell can teach us about persuasion – Conor Neill | TED-Ed

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What Aristotle and Joshua Bell can teach us about persuasion – Conor Neill | TED-Ed. In this Ted Ed lesson, the author uses elements of an experiment conducted by a famous violinist to examine Aristotle’s rhetorical means of Persuasion (Ethos, Logos, Pathos) and to illustrate the importance of all three reveals why all three are essential to audience […]

Binky Pointer Fun Video

Posted by & filed under Information Technology, Technology, Training, Video.

“A silly but memorable 3 minute animated video demonstrating the basic structure, techniques, and pitfalls of using pointers. There are separate versions of the video for C, Java, C++, Pascal, and Ada. There is also a more traditional companion text (below) that goes with the video, and a brief history of how the video was […]

STEREOTYPING CAN BE MISLEADING

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There are many barriers to effective communication. One of these is stereotyping which can lead to prejudice. This video presents a variety of stereotypes based on nationality. It illustrates how to deal with cultural differences positively and not just assume that what you have heard about a particular culture applies to everyone from that country/culture. […]

C Programming – Decision Making – Branching

Posted by & filed under Chart, Information Technology, Technology, Training.

This document/blog provides information about decision making, specifically selections, e.g., if or if-else constructs, used in C-based programming languages. It explains the logical (true/false) decision making process, and has examples of flow charts, code, output, and truth tables. It discusses conditional statements, branching, if and if-else constructs, comparative operators, e.g., <, >, <=, >=, etc., […]

Diversity in the Workplace

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Modern technology has led to our culturally diverse workplace and our global marketplace. Gone are the days when co-workers, classmates, and even neighbors are the people we grew up with. The United States was once considered a “melting pot” where people migrated and were expected to discard the culture of their country and become “Americanized”. […]

Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend – YouTube

Posted by & filed under Brain-based Learning, Circles, Destinations, Education, How to, Science, TED, Wellness.

We’ve been taught for years that stress kills!!! This thought-provoking TED Talk offers an inside look at the positive side of stress. And guess what, every time we meet with our Circles comrades, we’re practicing many of these principles and staying healthier all at the same time. via Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your […]

The Rise of the Mobile Addict

Posted by & filed under Good Reads, Social Media, Technology.

I follow a blogger, librarian, consultant named Stephen Abrams who has a blogged named Stephen’s Lighthouse: Illuminating library industry trends, innovation and information. Many of his posts are items he’s currated from other websites. It’s a wonderful blog for anyone interested in the link between society and technology.  This specific post I’d like to share […]