Posts By: James May

Power Presentations

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Thanks for coming to the Face-to-Face session of Power Presentations. Today we discussed a variety of tools and tricks for enhancing classroom presentations. As promised, this page is your outsourced memory for the session. Everything we covered is here. If you would like to learn more about any of these tools, please click on the […]

Vialogues : Meaningful discussions around video

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Vialogues(Video+Dialogues) is an asynchronous Video discussion tool which can be used for leveraging digital videos for learning by adding group interaction as part of the online video experience. Source: Vialogues : Meaningful discussions around video

APPy Hour and the Adjacent Possible

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Last week we did a post on 5 Apps Every Teacher Should Have. The post was so well received that it inspired us to do another. However, before we get started, we would like to know how are you using Apps in your classroom? Feel free to share your ideas.  Ok, so the basic instructional idea is […]

5 Apps Every Teacher Should Have

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QR Codes (Quick Response Codes) allow smart device users to easily connect to the mobile Internet, and the Inigma QR code scanner is the fastest and most widely used QR code scanner on the market, simply point and connect. Use this with your students and connect them to anything you can share with them in […]

Screen Captured!

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I get quite a few questions about Screen Capturing and Screen Casting. “How do I do it?” “Will the technique work on my phone?” “Can I do this on my tablet?” “Is it easy to teach students?” Simply put, both screen capturing and screencasting are easily and freely done on just about any device. If you […]

Planar: Clear Concept Awards

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Today, Rob McCaffrey and I submitted our applications to the Planar Clear Concept Awards for a chance to win a Planar® LookThru™ OLED transparent display. If you haven’t seen one of these yet, you should take a look at the video below, or click here to read about the 9 Things You Need to Know about […]

A Trip to Serendip

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Special thanks to Steve Cunningham for sharing this “Good Read” on Serendipity – A talent for detective work! A recent New York Times article How to Cultivate the Art of Serendipity by Pagan Kennedy has the Circles team thinking about how best to take students on “Serendipitous Trips” into learning. In the article, Kennedy notes that while […]

Outsourced Memory for the Screencasting Course

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This month,  I had the honor of working with a brave group of 15 Valencia educators who took on the challenge of learning screencasting during the final 2 weeks of the semester as part of  LTAD-3388-3326 – Screencasting. You may have seen Screencast Tag (another Circles Post), which was a part of that course. Anyways, long […]

Playing with 360 Video

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Special thanks to Rob Mccaffrey and Kyle Snavely for sharing their new toy and their expertise on 360 video. I have so many ideas for how to use this technology, I didn’t even know where to begin. I shot some footage yesterday, which I am still working editing (More on that later). And while talking […]

Screencast Tag

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Tag You’re It Hello and welcome! This page was designed to help you learn a free and easy tool that will allow you to better communicate the things you do on your computer. Do you use a computer? Do you ever need to teach someone or share something that you are doing on your computer? […]