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 […]
Posts By: James May
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Special thanks to Juan Pablo Castro and Tho Giang for sharing their math projects with the Circles of Innovation team. Today, they recorded some instructional Videos for Julie Phelps’ Intensive College Algebra course. Here they are. If you would like to give lightboard a try, please feel free to contact me
Anyone interested in collaborating on an endowed chair idea for testing the possibilities of Hololens in the classroom? The first Hololens devices are shipping now. If you haven’t yet applied for an endowed chair yet, don’t forget, the deadline is next week. If by chance you would be interested in collaborating, shoot me an email. I would […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]