Daily Archives: Thursday, May 22, 2014

My Stroke of Insight, Jill Bolte-Taylor

Posted by & filed under Brain-based Learning, TED.

A fascinating account of a neuroscientist’s personal experience of a ruptured blood vessel in her own brain, this TED talk captures attention and helps students to understand the differences between the left and right hemispheres of the brain and how they communicate. ted.com/lessons/jill–bolte–taylor­b>-s-stroke-of-insight    

Humanities for Everyone

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The Humanities Matter– Great for showing the importance of the humanities in everyone’s life. This is a good over view of how the humanities can enhance not only your daily life but also your professional life.  This is also great for justifying the humanities to anyone who might see little value in offering humanities classes […]

The Science of Stage Fright Video Ted Ed

Posted by & filed under Circles, Destinations, Speech, TED, Video.

This ted ed video captures, for the scientists among our students, the physical changes our body experiences during speech anxiety and ways to deal with the common feelings of speech anxiety. (or those that enjoy cartoons!)       www. ed.ted.com/lessons/the-science-of-stage-fright-and-how-to-overcome-it-mikael-cho  

War of the Gozillas

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Which of the beasts roars louder?     New Yorker Review  Godzilla 2014  1956 Movie Review This starts with a movie review by the critic from The new Yorker Magazine discussing Godzilla from the 1956 version to the most recent remake.  A point here is what underlies the movies.  In 1956 we feared the BOMB and […]

Muscle contraction

Posted by & filed under Muscle contraction, Science, STEM.

Muscle Contraction Superheroes save the world by using their strong muscles to lift or move very heavy things and also to fly. Everyday folks use their muscles to carry them from one place to another, for breathing, for lifting reasonably heavy things and for…. Can you list five other things that we use our muscles […]

E-Portfolio Exploration

Posted by & filed under Destinations, Education, Faculty Development, How to, Ideas, Information Technology, Social Media, Technology, Training.

Moving from the 20th century hard copy, 3-ring binder portfolio to the 21st century e-portfolio might be a daunting task.  Let educator Kurtis Hewson explain why it may be important to use an e-portfolio.  His Slideshare (like an online PowerPoint) may shed some light and be just the thing we need to get us and […]