Monthly Archives:: May 2014

Storytelling vs Corporate Speak

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When I saw this infographic, I immediately transferred the word ‘Lecture’ where the author put Corporate. This is an interesting and revealing way to evaluate our own communication style in presenting course content to our students.   <iframe src=”http://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/26716363?rel=0” width=”479″ height=”1766″ frameborder=”0″ marginwidth=”0″ marginheight=”0″ scrolling=”no” style=”border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px 1px 0; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;” allowfullscreen> […]

YouTube or You Missing Out

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

I had the pleasure of presenting on YouTube at the Destinations 2014 Circles of Innovation Track at Valencia College.  I was able to share some wonderful features and ways YouTube can be used in the classroom for engagement and connection. Here are some resources from the presentation: 1)  YouTube Instructional Videos 2)  YouTube or You […]

How reliable is Memory?

Posted by & filed under Circles, Destinations, TED.

How reliable is working memory?  We deal with memory everyday in the classroom, in the grocery store, on the road, and arriving home after work.  If our entire class witnesses an event like a car crash, how many students would get the details correct? How reliable is your memory?  Listen to this Ted Talk in […]

NISOD 2014 Impromptu Presentation

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I just had a wonderful impromptu session at NISOD 2014 (for those of you wondering, “impromptu” is the correct pronunciation of the graphic on the left). The presenter fell through and the group of us just kind of got together and shared ideas and questions with respect to technology in the classroom. I wanted to […]

The Sherlock Journal

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I was in a Problem Based Learning(PBL) session at NISOD 2014 this morning. While discussing PBL, I was looking for some samples or handouts that I could share with Circles and I came upon the Sherlock Journal. I thought it was a clever way of assigning specific tasks in group work. Essentially, there are different […]

My favorite resources for teaching physics (can be used in any STEM)

Posted by & filed under Education, Faculty Development, Good Reads, Information Technology, Math, Science, STEM.

Hello Everyone, Here are the links to a few of my favorite FREE resources for STEM: 1. Phet – Great Simulations Developed by the University of Colorado team. All free, can be downloaded anywhere. PHET 2.CWSEI – Carl Weiman Science Educational Initiative – great resources for K-16 STEM educators. In case you do not know, […]

Scott Right: Student Essay Contest

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Hello from NISOD! I am at the opening general session, and I am just learning about a new essay contest opportunity with up to $3000.00 in prizes. $1,000 Scholarship to the Student Author $1,000 to the Faculty/Staff/Administrator Featured in the Essay Complimentary 2012-2013 NISOD Membership to the Student’s Community College ($1,000 value) Click her for a […]

A Better Mousetrap – New Product Development Gone Wild

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I love to listen to the stories on “This American Life” recorded by Ira Glass and colleagues at WBEZ, the NPR affiliate in Chicago. So many funny, and sad, anecdotes from real life. This is a great account (verbal only) of people trying to build a “better mousetrap.” http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/311/a-better-mousetrap

Getting Green Done by way of an Electrical Engineering Technology A.S. Degree!

Posted by & filed under Education, Good Reads, Ideas, Math, Science, Sparks, STEM, Strategy, Technology, Training.

Confidently march across that bridge spanning the demand for green jobs and the supply of qualified people ready to fill them by earning an A.S. in EET…your green job credential! This blog post explains the value of an EET degree in the context of obtaining a green job. I found this blog at the Ecotech […]

Is the Consumer Changing?

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A TED Talk by John Gerzema. Although dated (from the depths of the financial crisis in 2009), this is a thoughtful look at consumer behavior and how it can adapt to market changes.

Renewable Energy Snapshot of 2050

Posted by & filed under Blackboard, Brain-based Learning, Education, Ideas, infographic, Math, Science, Sparks, STEM, Strategy, Technology.

Author: Deb Hall Discipline: Electrical Engineering Technology Text: This infographic highlights the inevitable increase of renewable energy implementation by 2050. I also like it because of its simplicity and connection to something that my students might be doing everyday like make a “cuppa” tea! I also have a theory rolling around in the back of […]

How to Embed Video using HTML

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Here is how you can add video from anywhere on the Internet into these posts: Search the Web for something like “embedding video in html,” and you should find the following link: HTML Videos – W3Schools. Copy the code under HTML Video – The Best Solution. Paste the code in the Custom Fields Value section […]

Eat That Frog!

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I recently completed the LifeMap Certificate Program  at Valencia College.   I learned ways that would help my students succeed in college.   Many of my students struggle with learning how to balance work life, school life, and personal life.  They have too much on their plate, and they don’t know how to manage their time.  Instead of spending time learning how […]