Posts By: James May

An Empowered Mindset Towards Technology Innovation

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The following post was shared with Circles by Rob McCaffrey. One of Rob’s LinkedIn groups is called “Technology-Using Professors”, and it’s been a great resource for him to find interesting articles and tools relating to technology. The link below, hosted by www.educatorstechnology.com, was posted by group member Dan Ferreira that site and shared with us […]

TEDxValenciaCollegeLive

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June 13th 8:30 am – 4:00pm East Campus Building 3 Atrium   In February, thanks in large part to the Valencia Foundation and the Maguire Family Teacher Endowed Chair, I had the honor of attending TEDActive2013. There, I experienced the true power and wonder of TED. I was able to speak with Sugata Mitra, the […]

Remind

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Remind is a FREE tool for setting up a reminder backchannel to others, be they colleagues or students. Teachers can use this application to text message and email students and parents who have joined the reminder group. Years ago at NISOD 2013, we showcased this strategy as part of our Circles of Innovation Presentation. Today, 1 […]

TED Talks, Reads, Writes, and Solves Equations

Posted by & filed under OER, Uncategorized, Video.

Introduction Hello and welcome to TED Talks, Reads, Writes, and Solves Equations! This FREE and Creative Commons licensed content is the result of a team effort at Valencia to try to harness the engaging power of video while simultaneously reducing textbook costs and allowing students to work on their developing reading and writing skills. This work […]

Circles as a Commonplace Book

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In early modern Europe, commonplace books (or commonplaces) were used to compile knowledge. They were essentially scrapbooks filled with everything educated writers didn’t want to forget: medical recipes, quotes, letters, poems, tables of weights and measures, proverbs, prayers, legal formulas etc. And these books often housed collections of materials along a common theme. By the […]

NISOD 2013

Posted by & filed under Circles, Technology, Video.

Thank you for your interest in Circles of Innovation. We look forward to seeing you at our NISOD Presentation. On the day of our presentation, this page will be updated with handouts, video elements, digital tricks and more, and it will serve as an archive of all we had to share. Our presentation information is […]

Using YouTube in Blackboard

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As of April 30th, 2013, we now have a new tool in BlackBoard called Video Everywhere. This new tool allows teachers and students alike to use their web cameras and YouTube accounts to easily make and embed Youtube videos.  Just so you know, the Circles team is working on designing some video on demand content […]

The 100 Best Video Sites For Educators

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Last fall (Oct. 2012) Edudemic posted the top 100 Video Sites for Educators. Here is a link to that post. http://edudemic.com/2012/08/best-video-sites-for-teachers/ There are some really great resources there. Some of our favorites include: TedEd, Youtube EDU, Flixxy, Teacher Tube, Khan Academy and more.