Posts By: James May

Learning Day Teach-In at Galileo School for Gifted Learning

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Today my wife and I got the opportunity to do Teach-In at the Galileo School for Gifted Learning where our daughter is in 5th grade. We will be working with the science concepts of Force while teaching students about Screencasting and Pecha Kucha. Should be fun. By the end of our session, each team should […]

Learning Day 2018: Bricks, Clicks and Teacher Tricks

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  Hello and Welcome! We hope you enjoyed our presentation at Learning Day 2018. As promised, here is your outsourced memory for our session. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact either of us. James May  and  Sharon May We started today with a creativity challenge. How did you do? Did you have […]

So You Think You Can’t Dance

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So, you still think you can’t dance? Let us prove you wrong with this encore session. This year we are going to learn the ChaCha! The ChaCha is a dance of Cuban origin, and there are quite a few reasons we have selected it for this year’s “So You Think You Can’t Dance” session. The […]

Making a Tabs Page in Canvas

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We have gotten some requests for how to make a Tabs Page in Canvas. If you are not sure what I am talking about, take a look at the Gif below.   Basically, you can use tabs to… improve your course design by making your course more visually appealing and look more organized. avoid using […]

Digi Know about SpeedGrader?

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Digi know we can do this in Canvas? Click this link or play the video below to learn a little more about the possibilities in SpeedGrader in Canvas. And don’t forget… Circles of Innovation will be meeting on all Valencia campus starting this week to discuss “Acing Assessment in Canvas”. If you are looking to […]

Fun with Screencasting

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Introduction to Screencasting A Screencast is a digital recording of a computer screen’s output. The screen recording is
 often synced with a voice over or a music track and then shared in a video format. A Screenshot, on the other hand, is a snapshot image of all or part of a computer screen’s output. Click […]

Circles of Innovation

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Thank you for coming to the session today.  As we noted in the presentation,  this page is your outsourced memory for our session. Feel free to take our ideas and remix them and share them as you see fit. If you have additional questions and would like to contact me, please feel free to email me. Sparks – […]

Alexa, Raspberry Pi, & Playing with AI

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Special thanks to the Valencia Technology Club for the invitation to share and discuss tech. On Thurs. Nov 30th, I visited the club and shared back some of what I have learned about Raspberry Pi, Gaming, Alexa and AI.  It is always such a pleasure to get out and bounce ideas with engaged minds. Thanks again, and as […]

How to Roll Content from Blackboard to Canvas

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We have had some request for a quick how-to video of rolling content from Blackboard to Canvas, and while this may not be the best method, here is the requested tutorial. The Circles team recommends you chat with a Faculty Developer/Instructional Designer (FDID) to see what strategies will work best for rolling your content. However, […]