Posts By: James May

Circles of Innovation On Demand

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So, perhaps you got an email, heard from your Dean or a colleague, or maybe even just saw it on the Circles of Innovation website, and you are wondering “What is Circles of Innovation on Demand?” Well this year, based on feedback from faculty, the Circles team is trying out a new on-demand model of […]

Curriculum Builder

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Special thanks to Beth King and the library team for sharing this video about Curriculum Builder, a tool that allows faculty & staff to create reading lists of library resources inside of Canvas. What a great tool to help us start a new semester! According to Beth: “It works best with databases produced by EBSCO, such as […]

Bricks, Clicks and Teacher Tricks for Engaging Gen Z

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Thank you for coming to my session today at the BJ Moore Center for Faculty Innovation. As I noted in the presentation,  this page is your outsourced memory for the session. Feel free to take any of these ideas and remix them and share them as you see fit. If you would like to contact me, please […]

Ruby Calculator

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There is a new calculator in town, and it has been described as “The Ultimate Exam Cheating Device.” Math teachers, we thought you should know it is out there. Here are some of the key Features Web Search. Search the internet and read the search engine results page from your calculator. Chat with both iOS and Android […]

CARE Intervention: Resources & Support

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The other day while attending the CARE track, they shared some really neat documents and ideas. And with their permission, I am now sharing them here on circles. For example, here i s a link to 60 Formative Assessment Tools CARE Faculty have many resources and tools available, both campus and college wide.  To support […]

Circles of Innovation: CARE Track Acing Assessment in Canvas

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Retrieval Practice Featured in in the book Make It Stick and supported by quite a bit of research….Retrieval practice is a learning strategy where we focus on getting information out. Through the act of retrieval, or calling information to mind, our memory for that information is strengthened and forgetting is less likely to occur. Retrieval practice is a powerful tool […]

Kaltura Video Quizzing in Canvas

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Have you ever thought about making a video introduction to your online class? What if you could make the video and turn it into an auto-graded video quiz that would let you know that your students had watched it and learned from it. Or Perhaps you have Youtube Videos that you use in class. Would […]

Library Resources for Canvas

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Special thanks to Beth King, West Campus Librarian, for sharing these training videos which offer a variety of ways to enhance your Canvas courses with easy to use Library Resources. Creating a Library Menu Item in Canvas   Linking to a LibGuide in Canvas   Linking to a Kanopy or Swank Video in Canvas   […]

Force Multipliers

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Force Multipliers are tools/attributes or a combination of tools/attributes that dramatically increase or multiply the effectiveness of any given person or group. If you are a teacher or student interested in getting more work done in less time. You might want to take a look at some of these Google Chrome Extensions that can be […]

Lessons Learned: Facilitating Your Course in Canvas

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Date: Wednesday, March 28th, 2018       Time: 1 – 3 p.m. Faculty and staff are invited to join faculty members who are currently piloting spring courses in Canvas to hear the lessons learned from their experiences delivering courses in Canvas. The Lessons Learned in Delivering Courses in Canvas webinar will be live on Wednesday, […]

Open Educational Resources for Business

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Defining OER     Why use OER? Reduce costs for students Teach students where and how they can learn beyond your course Create reusable content to share Curate content from sources to create something new or custom for your needs Reduce the time to create all of the content yourself Opportunities and limits Gives you […]

Virtual Privilege Walk

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Note: This post is a work in progress. I will be back to finish it up and cite the appropriate contributors once I have their permission.  Have you ever heard of a privilege walk? Yesterday, one of my colleagues shared the idea with me. I thought it was a great conversation starter and an amazing […]

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 […]