Monthly Archives:: May 2014

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

Posted by & filed under Business, infographic.

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 […]

Valencia Professor Josh Engages Educators

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

One of our very own Valencia faculty members, Professor Josh as most know him, uses his blog to “engage, excite and educate.”  Professor Josh gave me my first introduction to using social media in the classroom.  Now I am hooked on how it can be used in good ways to enhance communication and student engagement […]

14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools | Ingvi Hrannar

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14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools | Ingvi Hrannar. I’m testing out both the Destination homework (re-post an interesting blog post) and my new ‘Circle It’ button. There isn’t anything groundbreaking in this post, but it was a good overall affirmation about a lot of the subjects we’ve been talking about: how […]

Images: Cell Phone use in Classroom

Posted by & filed under Education, Mass Media, Sparks, Technology.

Some educators have policies restricting usage of cell phones at all times in the classroom; this is completely understandable to maintain academic integrity for memory recall quizzes and exams. However, there is an alternate approach that encourages students to utilize tablet devices and data-enabled phones during learning activities to take advantage of the technology with […]

Author – Contributor Training

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This page was designed to help Destination Circles of Innovation participants become Circles of Innovation Authors or Contributors. If you have already activated your Multi Sites access, then please go to this link http://circlesofinnovation.valenciacollege.edu/wp-admin and log in to the Circles of Innovation website with your Valencia Log In and Password (the same one you use to […]

Infographic: Modern Art History

Posted by & filed under Humanities.

Special thanks to Dana Thurmond, one of Valencia’s Humanities Professors, for sharing the following infographic with Circles of Innovation. This graphic shows students not just the timelines of certain periods, but how they interact with each other as well.

How Does Writing Affect Your Brain?

Posted by & filed under Brain-based Learning, Education, infographic.

Special thanks to Heidi Ramírez for sharing the following infographic with Circles. Heidi teaches English as a Second Language on Valencia’s East Campus. This infographic describes how writing affects the brain.  Writing acts as a way to destress, relax, and meditate.  In addition, the act of writing triggers the brain to pay close attention to the information […]

Infographic: How to Write an Essay

Posted by & filed under EAP, English Composition, infographic.

Special thanks to Shawn Pollgreen, one of Valencia’s English as a Second Language Professors, who shared the following two graphics with us. To start off, shawn shared this funny graphic (Left) demonstrating the importance of using correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation! She also shared an infographic displaying a lot of helpful information about essay writing, such as […]

Layers of Aviation Security

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Special thanks to Ann Testa from Criminal Justice who shared this infographic showing the various layers of security used to provide security for the flying public. For more information, check out http://www.tsa.gov/about-tsa/layers-security  

Music Industry on the Social Web

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Special thanks to Troy Gifford, one of Valencia’s Music Professors, who shared this “interesting graphic on how the social web interacts with the music industry.” To see the full image, click here or on the image below. 

Major Ed Tech Trends

Posted by & filed under Education, Technology.

Special thanks to Lauri Lott who teaches technology for educators and uses Pinterest as a bookmarks page. She has gobs of infographics that she uses in her in-class presentations and on her class Facebook group page.  She wanted to share this one with Circles of Innovation. Click here or on the image below to see the […]