Monthly Archives:: April 2015

Intel Compute Stick

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Will new technologies like the Compute Stick change the way faculty and students use technology around the college? First there was a migration away from desktops to laptops; then many of us jumped to the tablet, in large part because tablets were cool but also because we didn’t want to lug around 4 lb laptops with heavy adapters. […]

My Favorite No

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While not originally intended as a quote for teachers, Donald Rumsfeld once said, “There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don’t know we […]

Jing for Video Feedback

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Special Update: This is no longer the Circles Recommended tool for making screencasts. We would recommend you try Screencastify. Unfortunately, because Flash in no longer a recommended file format and Jing makes it easy to create Flash Files, it is simply better to use a different tool. Unless, of course, you want to try to convert […]

How to Embed Academic Twitter Feeds into Online Courses

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Social media. Is it the bane of our students’ attention span? Have you ever wanted to use it for good rather than for evil? Maybe you’ve considered trying Twitter. Maybe you are constantly finding great resources that you’d like to post on the fly from your mobile device, but your students will never see because […]

cheaT-shirts & Rubber Bands

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During last week’s Circles of Innovation session (Benevolent Contagion), groups met across the college to  talk about ways to apply Jonah Berger’s STEPPS to making learning contagious. The six STEPPS he discusses in his book are Social Capital, Triggers, Emotion, Public, Practical, & Stories, and if you would like to learn more about that please go to the […]