Posts Categorized: Circles

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 […]

2014 – 2015 Schedule of Events

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Circles of Innovation is back for an exciting new year, and we have some some engaging sessions planned.  For those of you who have not yet had an opportunity to check us out, Circles of Innovation (Circles for short) is a faculty development opportunity “Where good ideas collide and great discoveries are made possible!” We […]

Welcome to Circles of Innovation

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This is a temporary page. I will fill it in with the content you would like added. For now, I just wanted you to have a page URL so that you could share with whomever you need to share it with. Once you tell me the content you want on this welcome page, I will […]

Destination: Circles Track 2014 Exit Ticket Results featuring Tagxedo

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Assessment is often a dirty word in higher education, but we’re getting better at figuring out what can/should be measured every day. On the last day of Valencia College’s annual profession development program Destination, the 2014 Circles of Innovation Track participated in a snowflake activity as an exit ticket for the five week experience. The […]

Facebook for Educators

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Many educators like myself are apprehensive about using social media tools in our classrooms.  After looking inward and analyzing why I was fearful of this, I realized that I cannot afford to be fearful of social media.  If I continue my path of fear, my students will lose a tremendous opportunity to learn how to […]

A Different View Of Michelangelo

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Hum:2230-Renaissance and Baroque Introduction:  This is a look a Michelangelo from a different angle.  Michelangelo lived in changing times and his art and writings reflect those changes.  This lesson plan deals with his life in Rome after he moved there from Florence in 1534.  The Protestant Movement had been underway for some years and the […]

“Why should I care about math?”

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Course: Developmental Math I/II Introduction: My goal with this threaded assignment is to give encouragement to developmental math students as they begin the term. I have moved up the ranks from SL Leader, to Lab Instructor to Teacher and find the most common theme students share is in reference to “how bad they are at […]

Worse than Death-Public Speaking Lesson Plan

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2014 Destinations Lesson on Stage Fright   Title: Greater than the Fear of Death: Public Speaking Class: SPC1608- The Fundamentals of Public Speaking Introduction: Most students who take this class typically enter with a moderate to high degree of speech anxiety, or the fear of speaking in front of an audience.  These tools are meant […]

5 techniques to speak any language: Sid Efromovich at TEDxUpperEastSide – YouTube

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Foreign Language Description: This might be very helpful for foreign languages students for this person speaks several languages and provide 5 techniques to learn any language. 5 techniques to speak any language: Sid Efromovich at TEDxUp via 5 techniques to speak any language: Sid Efromovich at TEDxUpperEastSide – YouTube.