Monthly Archives:: June 2014

It’s an Infographic Syllabus!

Posted by & filed under Chart, Circles, Education, English Composition, Ideas, infographic, Mass Media, Social Media, Technology.

  Click the picture above to examine this more closely. It’s an infographic syllabus for an online Comp II class. All the necessary information is included for college requirements. The only thing missing? About ten pages of drollness. This is created using Piktochart, a free infographic-creation software using cloud technology.    

25 Test Taking tips

Posted by & filed under Brain-based Learning, Education, How to, metacognition.

Interactive Engagement Strategies (approx. 20 min): Video (approx. 10 minutes with discussion): After I complete the lecture  I give students a handout that has 25 questions with the meaning or stem of each term. Handout; https://blu174.mail.live.com/default.aspx?id=64855#tid=cmK7gi6gSM4hGDDwAeC8tyNg2&fid=fly1XSLFi7fEmKCXJCJcJtzg2 First: I instruct students to listen to the next video and answer questions as quickly as possible. Since they […]

Test Taking Strategies

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Carol E.  Miller Title: Test Taking Strategies Class: SLS 1121 (Student Life Skills). Time Frame: Face-to-Face Introduction: Test taking strategies is an important component for Student Success. This note taking lecture is designed to learn the various techniques that are available!. I lecture on true/false, matching, multiple choice, computer-graded, short answer, and essay questions. Learning […]

Cite Your Sources

Posted by & filed under Destinations, Education, infographic.

College Students are always looking for a quick fix. A works cited page in MLA format is required for almost every college level English and humanities paper, so this can be very useful. This is a quick reference guide for writing a works cited page in MLA format illustrates the correct order of information and […]

6 Ways to Save Your Life — and Your Company | LinkedIn

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6 Ways to Save Your Life — and Your Company | LinkedIn. During the year I served as Valencia’s Faculty Council president, I found myself missing the fifteen or so hours per week I was walking around a classroom. After just two months of sitting in meetings and at my office computers I had gained […]

The future of the tech industry: Buy your own or universal access | LinkedIn

Posted by & filed under Business, Technology, Uncategorized.

The future of the tech industry: Buy your own or universal access | LinkedIn. Courtesy of the “Technology-Using Professors” group on LinkedIn.com, this short article discusses the possibilities provided by a “sharing” economy. Citing examples of direct sharing services like Airbnb and Uber, free Wi-Fi provided by communication companies and businesses and other examples of […]

Leadership in the Classroom | LinkedIn

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Leadership in the Classroom | LinkedIn. This short article comes courtesy of the “Technology-Using Professors” group on LinkedIn.com. It gives a succinct description for some of the ways you can lead your students to success.

Public Speaking and Presentation Blogs

Posted by & filed under Blogs, Circles, Destinations, Speech.

I found this great location for locating and identifying all types of blogs and resources on public speaking and teaching public speaking which includes blogs, infographics, presi presentations and more!  If you are interested in adding various tools to your public speaking bag, this is one super place to hangout! http://sixminutes.dlugan.com/public-speaking-blogs/  

How to Train Students to Use Technology Appropriately

Posted by & filed under Circles, EAP, Technology.

Most students have easy access to laptops, smart phones, or other technological devices.  They know how to use technology outside of the classroom, but do they know how to use technology in the classroom?   This blog post contains a summary of ways that technology can be used as a learning tool inside and outside […]

Mangos – Final Project

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Jan Mangos  Title: The Past and Future of New Product Development – Edsels to iPads Class: MAR 2011 (Principles of Marketing). On-ground format. Time Frame: Evening Class Introduction: New product development (NPD) is an integral part of the study of Marketing, and students seem to enjoy the topic. It’s a consideration of the past, present, […]

Effective Lesson Planning

Posted by & filed under Circles, EAP, Education, Faculty Development.

This summer, I have been learning how to incorporate technology into my courses. The culminating project of the Circles of Innovation professional development course is to devise a threaded lesson plan.  While working on my final lesson plan, I found this 4-step guide to effective lesson planning which also incorporates technology.  Hopefully, this article and infographic […]

Musical Microbiology: A Happy Mix

Posted by & filed under Biology, Music, Science, Sparks, STEM, Technology, Video.

Music videos are great in a science class. It can be used as ice-breakers at the beginning of a lesson, such as this one on Food Safety. Food borne diseases are frequently reported in the news media. Many of these ailments are of microbial causation. You might have heard some people complaining about abdominal pain […]