Posts Categorized: Circles

How to Embed Academic Twitter Feeds into Online Courses

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Social media. Is it the bane of our students’ attention span? Have you ever wanted to use it for good rather than for evil? Maybe you’ve considered trying Twitter. Maybe you are constantly finding great resources that you’d like to post on the fly from your mobile device, but your students will never see because […]

Learning Day 2015: Gamification, Fun Theory and the Impetus for Change

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Puzzles and Solutions “If we teach today as we taught yesterday we rob our children of tomorrow” John Dewey In a student’s lifetime 14th Century Learning Students Today Challenges – Active Learning – Gaming in the Classroom Road signs? Flow      Fiero     and     Naches Who are Sugata Mitra and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi? Possible new perspectives on […]

Learning Day 2015: Teaching with iPads and Smart Devices

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  Who said books will be obselite in 10 years? Douglas adams     Are you nomophobic?   10 Tips & Tools for Engaging Learners QR Codes & QR Stuff Google A Day    &   Search Tips and Tricks First 5 Trivia Challenges (Fact or Fiction) For Example “Mike” Backchannels – Todaysmeet (Basic) Slido (Kicking […]

Learning Day 2015: Fun with Greenscreen

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So what is green screen? Why do they use green and blue material? How can it help me with students? Osceola Studio West Campus Studio DIY Kit We have pop out greenscreens and iPads with easy to use Greenscreen software installed. (The Video On Demand instructions for using the software are posted below) Cheap & […]

History of Ideas – short podcasts

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BBC animated podcasts, from 90 seconds to 12 minutes in length, can be useful discussion sparks or background reference material for your classes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3vVjcY47k2p5Wsnj3ZFHV5W/a-history-of-ideas

Code Name Gandolf

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How many apps are there currently in the leading App Stores? 10*8*5*50 = No way to catch up or stay ahead using 20th century models of work. We need to do a better job of crowdsourcing. Who is this? Question: What is the more common name of the project with the code name “Gandolf”? Answer: Microsoft […]

The Next Generation Infographics: GIFographics

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Combining animated GIF’s into Infographics makes them more eye-catching and keeps the attention of those who are easily distracted (SQUIRREL!). These sites showcase how this technique can be used to create compelling presentations of data, and could inspire students to challenge the static PowerPoint slide: www.gifographic.co.uk www.dailyseoblog.com/gifographics/ blog.visual.ly/animated-gif-infographics  

Coffee Pot Challenge

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Circles of Innovation is back, and we are kicking off the 2014 -2015 season with the “Fun Theory Challenge,” a circle around the idea that something as simple as fun is often the easiest way to engage people and change learning behaviors for the better. Please join us if you can. It is going to […]