Posts Categorized: Circles

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 […]

Ed Tech Orlando

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

RAK It Valencia – Random Acts of Kindness

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Saw this video at a recent Caffeine Buzz and couldn’t help but think it might make for a fun way to stimulate writing topics or an in class discussion. Try to watch the entire thing and not come up with fun ideas for how to RAK It around campus. Special thanks to Top Trending for […]