Posts Categorized: Circles

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 […]

Pecha Kucha

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Looking for an engaging way to have your students give a presentation. Have you seen Pecha Kucha? This is a presentation format started by two architects Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham. It is 20 slides each set at 20 seconds for a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds of presentation. No stopping, no digressing […]

Embedding 101

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Special thanks to the inaugural participants of the TED Talks Faculty Development Course. I made this video, in large part, due to their questions related to embedding content. I realize now, after creating the video and the title for this post, that I probably should have called this “Advanced Embedding” because I already made a basic […]