Posts By: James May

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? […]

NomadCast – Live your Life

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NomadCast – the first ever mobile application to let you video stream LIVE to your Facebook Friends & Twitter followers Special thanks to John O’Keefe for sharing NomadCast with Circles of Innovation. According to John, “It is basically Periscope but better. The only drawback is that it requires an iPhone or iPad to stream. However, […]

Magic in the Classroom

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In some ways, teaching is like magic, it is usually done in front of a crowd, and when teaching is done right, it inspires wonder and excitement. A couple of weeks ago, I saw a magic trick at a conference, and I started thinking about how I could incorporate magic into my classroom. I had […]

Plickers

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Looking for an easy way to assess students without having to worry about wifi? Then you might want to try Plickers.  Plickers is an app that runs on the teacher’s smart device. The teacher uses his or her camera to take a scan of the room. Students hold Plicker cards which identify the student and his […]

Robot Journalism

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A few weeks ago at Educause, I saw a presentation by Kyle Bowen and the team at Penn State on Robot Writers and the Future of Open Learning Materials. Basically, Kyle and his team have been working on algorithmic approaches for creating open-content textbooks outlined by authors and written by robots. In the presentation, Kyle indicated that […]

Augmented Reality – Interview with Rob McCaffrey

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Special thanks to Rob McCaffrey for taking some time to share with us a little bit about Augmented Reality. Never heard of it? Well, basically, Augmented reality (AR) is the superimposing of digital information onto the real world as viewed through a smart device. In other words, point your smart device at the real world, and somehow […]

Teaching with Green Screen

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Special thanks to Carl Creasman who took a few minutes to chat with the Circles of Innovation team and share some of his ideas on how to use green screen in the classroom. Thanks for watching. Please remember that you are welcome to contact Michael Maguire on West, or Gary Kokaisel on Osceola to schedule […]

Circles Salon 2015

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This week, Circles of Innovation met for our first ever Circles’ Salons. These salon styled sessions offered participants the opportunity to select from a menu of brief videos to stimulate creative thoughts and spark our discussions. Our videos featured the innovative work of Valencia faculty and staff and also drew on TEDxSalons & the Caffeine […]

ThingLink and Interactive Images

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ThingLink is a tool that teachers can use to make images interactive. So, do you have images or infographics you like to use with your students? Why not make them interactive. Link them to other images, web pages, audio files, videos and more. You can then use these interactive images to present. Why make a […]