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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Special thanks to Michelle Foster for sharing this video with the Circles of Innovation team. It is a funny take on the different types of students in the college classroom.
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 […]
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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.
Thank you for attending Circles of Innovation Today. We hope you left with some valuable ideas and some practical strategies that you can use with your students. Your memories for today’s session have been outsourced for you below. Enjoy! You might recall that we started with our Kahoot! Click on the image below to play […]
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(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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]