Monthly Archives:: July 2014

Teaching “Naked”!

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This article by Jose Antonio Bowen appeared in a recent AAC&U newsletter and is based on his 2012 best seller Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning. I particularly enjoyed this excerpt: As faculty, if we are primarily concerned with transmitting content, then our value will only decrease. […]

Supersonic Ping-Pong Bazooka

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What happens when you shoot a ping-pong ball at speeds faster than an F16 fighter jet can fly? Take a look for yourself. Kind of makes me wish I had majored in Mechanical Engineering. Here is a link to the Perdue web page.

Taylor Mali: What Do Teachers Make?

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I was recently reminded of a poem about teachers that I just needed to share with Circles. For those of you unfamiliar with Taylor Mali’s work, you might want to check out his youtube channel. Here are two versions of his poem on What Do Teachers Make? The first is the more theatrical cut. The […]

Taylor Mali – The The Impotence of Proofreading

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The other day I shared Weird Al’s new video which sparked Shawn Pollgreen to share this “The The Impotence of Proofreading,” by Taylor Mali, so thanks for the share Shawn. It also reminded me of one of my favorite Taylor Mali poems “What Do Teachers Make?” which, I think, is something every teacher should see. Enjoy!

Welcome to Circles of Innovation

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This is a temporary page. I will fill it in with the content you would like added. For now, I just wanted you to have a page URL so that you could share with whomever you need to share it with. Once you tell me the content you want on this welcome page, I will […]

Fallero 1.2 Is Available for Consumption!

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Special thanks to the editors of Fallero (Michael Wheaton, Tori Grajeda, and C. Holliday) for sharing the East Campus-based Literary Arts Magazine with Circles of Innovation. They are muy happy to announce that the Spring, 2014 issue is now available for consumption (including a Florida-flavored essay about Local Mad Cool Writer Zora Neale Hurston as well […]

Office 365 and Student Advantage

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Do your student know that they can download their favorite Microsoft Office programs to their computers and devices for FREE? Well, free if they are Valencia students.  Thanks to Valencia OIT and our current Microsoft Licensing, Valencia students can log in and download the office programs they need through their ATLAS accounts. The quick screencast below, gives you […]