Posts By: James May

Any.do

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Special thanks to Neal Phillips for sharing his strategy for staying organized. According to Neal, “Any.do is the phone application you need to stay organized.  And your students can use it too!  Students can even share their lists of things to do — hint, hint — great for collaborative work.  And it is FREE. :)” Web […]

The McGurk Effect

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Is this guy saying Ga, Da, or Ba? Not sure, close your eyes and just listen. The video demonstrates an interesting sensory illusion known as the McGurk Effect. According to Dr. John Medina, the author of Brain Rules, when students receive multi-sensory input, their brains encode the information better and they are able to hold on […]

Brain Science or Bunk?

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In preparations for this month’s Circle on Brain Rules, I stumbled upon this good read from NPR. Can you tell the difference between the Brain Science and the Bunk? Do those brain games from companies like Lumosity actually help? Well, you might be surprised by the recent findings. Click here to read more from the Morning […]

Screening and Screenagers

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In his book, The Inevitable, Kevin Kelly, a leading technology thinker and writer, identifies 12 technological forces that will be shaping our future, and one of these 12 is screening. Kelly suggests, “We are no longer people of the book, we are now people of the screen.” We wake up and check our screens; we look at […]

Blue Energy

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Could fresh water boundaries be the future of energy? I read an interesting article this morning and just had to share. Long story short, researchers at the Ècole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) may have found a way to use osmosis at the boundaries of fresh and salt water to harvest power. Moreover, the EPFL is working with […]

Tech Tuesdays and Theatrical Thursdays

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Special thanks to Neal Phillips, our new Faculty Council President, for sharing his ideas and digital strategies with Circles over the past few weeks. If you haven’t seen them. Neal has been sending out update emails for Tech Tuesdays, Where-We-At Wednesdays, Theatrical Thursdays, Festival Fridays. Neal has given the Circles team permission to post his […]

Google Arts and Culture

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Welcome to the Google Arts & Culture project, where Art and Culture meet Tech. If you are looking for great content to enhance your classroom content and experiences, you might want to give this a look. 

League for Innovation

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Special Thanks to our League guests for taking the time to chat with the Circles team and listen to some of our ideas. The Circles team was honored to have been named to the 2014 Innovation Awards, and we were equally happy to share today what we have been working on since then. We hope you […]

You’ve Gotta Love Millennials

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Special thanks to Sarah Courtmanche from St. Lucie for sharing this video with Circles of Innovation. It is definitely a conversation starter! Sorry Millenials, you may not find it as funny as some of us Boomers/Xers do, but you have to appreciate this guy’s mashup skills (Learn more about Mashups here). For those of you looking for […]

Tablets in the Classroom

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Hello and welcome! This page was designed as the outsourced memory for the Teaching with Tablets Face-to-Face session given May 25th, 2016. Below you will find the different links and activities we discussed and used in the session. Enjoy! This face to face session was unique in that we virtually connected the East Campus with […]