Posts By: gkokaisel

Education for Sustainability

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Sustainability, the challenge of meeting “the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (Brundtland Report, 1987), is a multi-faceted concept that impacts our daily lives, engages our students, and can enrich any classroom curriculum. On the last day of Valencia College’s annual professional development program Destination, […]

Service Learning Across the Curriculum

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Special thanks to Christie Miller for leading another successful Service Learning Across the Curriculum Course! In this course, faculty develop lesson plans that integrate meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities. Below is a sample of lesson plans from participants of the course: Jamie […]

ADA Compliant Video and Audio Guidelines

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Do you use video in your courses? If so, are they captioned? Captions, which are the textual representation of a video’s soundtrack, are critical for viewers who are deaf or hard of hearing. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), states that communications with individuals with disabilities must be as effective as communications with others, therefore […]

Quick Guide to Sharing with Twitter

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Most people know that Twitter is a tool for sharing short messages, known as tweets, up to 140 characters long. Twitter is also a great tool for sharing images and photos. Below is a quick guide to sharing and hashtagging images with Twitter. If you are new to twitter, I recommend  Twitter Guide Book – […]

Quick Guide to Sharing with Instagram

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Instagram is sort of like Twitter, except instead of sharing your thoughts and ideas in 140 characters or less, you’re sharing photos and images. Also like Twitter, Instagram uses hashtags to categorize photos by topic. Here is a quick guide to sharing images and using hashtags with Instagram. Visit the Instagram blog for more helpful […]

The Four-Square Activity

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The Four Square Activity is a collaborative learning and brainstorming session.  Participants share ideas on predetermined topics in teams of four.  Here’s how it works: students are seated in groups of four with one sheet of paper that is folded lengthwise and width wise to create four areas.  (You could also provide them with a […]

Enable Captions for Embedded YouTube Video

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[youtube=http://] If you are using YouTube video in your courses, it is imperative to add captions: Captioning improves comprehension for all viewers, especially for those with English as a second language. Compliance with ADA and other Human Rights legislation indicates that all broadcast or distributed video content be captioned. Captioning is a key element of […]

Using SkyDrive to Embed Word Documents into Blackboard

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[youtube=http://] Click Here to Learn How to Access Skydrive If you are looking for an efficient way to share documents with your students then you may want to consider using SkyDrive and Blackboard. With SkyDrive you can embed your documents into Blackboard, and any changes you make to that document will be updated automatically wherever […]