Daily Archives: Thursday, June 5, 2014

Supervillains: the real Heroes

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Luke Leonard Title: Supervillains: the real Heroes Before class: I will require them to watch one of these three videos and to begin reading Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces. I explain that these videos are You Tube and not professionally done, thought the authors in these videos do have some credibility. Entrance […]

Lesson Plan for Chakras: Wheels of Life

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Buffy Pilloud Title: Chakras, Wheels of Life (Note—Chakras are subtle energy systems of the body that correlate to the physical body’s endocrine system.) Class: Yoga PEM 1121 AND Meditation for Stress Management HLP 1093 Introduction: I chose this lesson because I cover this topic in both my Yoga and Meditation for Stress Management classes, so […]

R.I.P. Print?

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Is print dead? Print is not dead.  Rumors of its death have been greatly exaggerated.  The economics of the publishing industry, which of course includes e-publishing, is one of the reasons print will be with us for a long time to come.  If you’d like to listen to a discussion of this issue, NPR aired […]

Trigonometry

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This infographic shows all the trigonometric functions on one page. It is useful for students to have it in a place where they can visually access this: http://www.infohow.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/RS-Trigonometry-Definition.gif  

Wanna Hangout?

Posted by & filed under Blackboard, Circles, Destinations, EAP, Education, Faculty Development, Information Technology, Technology, Uncategorized.

This summer I am taking Destination Circles of Innovation.  I just learned about Google Hangout from James May. Edie, James, and I “hanged out” for a few hours, and I learned a few tricks that I want to try next semester. Google Hangout seems like a combination of Skype, Facebook, Youtube, texting, and much more […]

Whose Language is it Anyway?

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INTRODUCTION EAP stands for English for Academic Purposes, but what is academic English and why is it important? *College: Students need specialized vocabulary in college classes. Academic subjects vary in – their vocabulary and expressions, – the types of text used (for instance essays, reports, research articles or summaries), – their texts’ structure and organization. […]

Final Draft Plan: The Black Death

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Andrew Kinsell Title: The Black Death Class: EUH 2000, Western Civilizations I Introduction: The focus of my class on the Black Death is not the disease itself but the societal impacts the Black Death had throughout Europe.  In order to accomplish this goal I will include a short video and a primary source (Boccaccio’s Decameron). […]

Are You Scared of MERS? Let TED Tell You.

Posted by & filed under Biology, STEM, Technology, Wellness.

MERS: AN EMERGING LETHAL VIRAL DISEASE MERS is a new type of viral respiratory disease that has recently been reported in a couple of confirmed cases here in Orlando. The causative virus is MERS-CoV, a corona virus similar to those that cause the common cold. It qualifies as an EID, emerging infectious disease. It has […]

Cuban Missile Crisis

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Name:  Nancy Maurer Discipline: History Intro:  Here are the two pieces of media which I will be using in my classes for Fall 2014 on the Cuban Missile Crisis. Image: http://www.juhaliede.com/poster3.html   Video: YouTube video sponsored by the Massachusetts School of Law (3:38) Here is the embed link: 

Love with Microbiology (good microbes)

Posted by & filed under Biology, Blackboard, Circles, Faculty Development, infographic, Science.

Singh Final Project Discipline: Biology Video Title: Simple Science – The Micro-Organisms Song  Categories: Science, Education Time Frame: The very first day of class Introduction: This is a really good video to take away fear of students taking this class of Microbiology that all microbes are bad. Learning Objective: Students will gain perspectives on the […]

Threaded Lesson: Is the War on Drugs a War against Minority Communities?

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Heather Bryson Lesson: The War on Drugs Introduction: Is the War on Drugs a War on Minority Communities? Short Lecture: History of the 15th Amendment, the Voting Rights Act, and the War on Drugs Video: Ted-Ed – Bryan Stevenson “We Need  to Talk about an Injustice” http://www.ted.com/talks/bryan_stevenson_we_need_to_talk_about_an_injustice Group analysis(5 or 6 small groups): Analysis of […]

How to Kick Ass with Words

Posted by & filed under Education, English Composition, Sparks, Strategy.

Without a doubt, fight scenes are a necessity of fiction. Even the most celebrated “literary” fiction writers include aggressive confrontations. Authors like Flannery O’Connor and Tobias Wolfe recognized the importance of violence in writing about humanity. It would be a bald-faced lie to claim that in our Friday night entertainment we don’t yearn for it. […]

Marketing? To Reach Our Students?

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The student wonders: What is in it for me? It is the educators job to reach – to connect – the lesson to the student; to market the lesson as relevant to the student.  The Education Guru provides information regarding “Internet Marketing and Web Development in Higher Education and other tidbits” (http://doteduguru.com/). This site has information […]

Now Introducing….Start Here Orientation Video

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Introduction: This video will be a link in the preemail that is sent to students prior to SPC 1017, Interpersonal Communication (online) course starting. Students will be notified that they will be producing an introductory video the first week of class and to visit the Animoto website in advance.   Interactive Engagement Strategies: When students begin […]

Got a meeting, take a walk TED Talk

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Here is a great video found by good friend, Kevin Rushing.  This video talks about a great idea.  The great idea is taking a walk when you have a meeting.  She explains that people want to move and not just sit.  Your ideas will flow when you take a walk.  Check out this great video. […]