Posts By: James May

Periodic Videos

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I was watching some TED-Ed videos the other day and came across this. I just had to share it. Simply put, the Educators and Instructional Designers at TED-ED have applied videos to every element on the Periodic Table. Click here or on the image below to try it out. 

Enhance Discussions with Kaltura

Posted by & filed under Ideas, Strategy, Technology, Training.

Special thanks to Jeff Hogan for sharing this training video with the Circles team. In the short video below, Jeff demonstrates how to use Kaltura which is a new tool for both teachers and students that can be found in the BlackBoard Mashups area. This tool allows students to easily and safely record videos and […]

Ed Tech Orlando

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Seeing the Adjecent Possible Have you met Tega? Tega is a cellphone powered, socially-assistive robot capable of sensing the emotional state of learners and using the emotional cues to create personalized motivational strategies. Want to test your skills at reading others emotions? Click here.  Only 71 companies remain today from the original 1955 Fortune 500 list […]

Being Mindful about Social Media

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Special thanks to Buffy Pilloud for sharing this good read with the Circles team. The post is called “Before You Scroll, Try This Mindful Social Media Practice.” It was originally written by Christopher Willard and posted to Berkely’s Greater Good Blog. In the post he talks about how “We’re all self-critical—here’s how to become aware […]

Will Tega Take Our Jobs?

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How strong is your social/emotional intelligence? Not sure? Feel free to test your skills at Lab in the Wild or at Berkley’s Body Language Quiz. Both of these tests are designed to test your ability to identify people’s affective states.  The ability to read the emotions of others is an important skill for teachers. It allows us […]

Ideaphora

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Special thanks to James Coddington for sharing this find with us. It is called Ideaphora and it is designed to “enable students to engage with and assimilate online content in a way that’s seamless, effective and personalized.” I am trying to get access to the beta test of it now and will comment once I […]

Face Swap Live

Posted by & filed under APPs, Ideas, Video.

Recently the Circles of Innovation team has been playing with a new app that allows you and your students to become just about anyone, well anyone or anything you can find a picture for that is. And given that there are quite a few teaching applications for this technology, we thought we should share it. The […]

Stereograms

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Technology Trends – 2015 ECAR Study

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It is official, 2015 was a milestone year. According to the ECAR study, smartphone ownership (92%) exceeded laptop ownership (91%) for the first time. If you would like to read more about the Technology Trends, Click Here or on the image below.