Posts Categorized: Circles

Smart thinking Strategies by a young mind!

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I like this video, although it is cleverly done by a child in a humorous way, but it is nothing short of reality in life. Our good and bad experiences in life all boils down to our attitudes towards life, and how we perceive ourselves and our responsibilities at home, at work, and in the […]

Lesson Plan: A Lazy Electron Wake-up Call around Series-Parallel Circuits

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Deb Hall Title: A Lazy Electron Wake-up Call around Series-Parallel Circuits Class: EET 1214C Introduction to Engineering Technology Introduction: I selected this particular topic because many of my students seem to find measuring current within a circuit to be most challenging. I think that these tools might help engage my audience because it will capture […]

Why we will rely on robots?

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Robots will simply replace people on the job. In fact, they can become our essential collaborators, freeing us up to spend time on less mundane and mechanical challenges. Rodney Brooks points out how valuable this could be as the number of working-age adults drops and the number of retirees swells. He introduces us to Baxter, […]

Challenges of publication for philosophers outside the anglophone world

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Brian Leiter has a reputation as something of a jerk, but his blog is the main thing that provides unity to this strange profession. Whether for good or for ill, I cannot say. He does a good job informing philosophers around the world of what’s happening in the profession in general, and also at specific institutions. In this one, he discusses how academic publication is difficult outside a core of elite schools in the english speaking world, effectively addressing an issue of professional marginalization.

What does it mean to be poor in America?

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Although the United States ranks among the most developed countries in the world and it is, perhaps, the richest nation on the planet, many people still live in poverty. The following infographic summarizes the meaning of poverty in the United States. Andy Warner, the author, mines data compiled by the Bureau of Census. http://blogs.kqed.org/lowdown/2013/10/07/poverty-explained/

Funny Song-I Hate Public Speaking!

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This song on YouTube identifies (in a humorous song) many of the symptoms of speech anxiety.  This could be used as an Attention-Getter for a discussion on Stage Fright in a speech class, or prior to any class where you might be assigning students to give a presentation.  You might then follow with helpful tips […]

An incredible video on the power of cultural fictions

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Happy Wednesday! Below is a short (and disturbing) animated video that explores how cultural fictions (especially ideas of supremacy) get passed down from one generation to another. I plan to use this video as a conversation starter regarding our cultural assumptions that are rooted not in fact but in constructed discourse of one’s specific culture. […]

Storytelling vs Corporate Speak

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When I saw this infographic, I immediately transferred the word ‘Lecture’ where the author put Corporate. This is an interesting and revealing way to evaluate our own communication style in presenting course content to our students.   <iframe src=”http://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/26716363?rel=0” width=”479″ height=”1766″ frameborder=”0″ marginwidth=”0″ marginheight=”0″ scrolling=”no” style=”border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px 1px 0; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;” allowfullscreen> […]

YouTube or You Missing Out

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I had the pleasure of presenting on YouTube at the Destinations 2014 Circles of Innovation Track at Valencia College.  I was able to share some wonderful features and ways YouTube can be used in the classroom for engagement and connection. Here are some resources from the presentation: 1)  YouTube Instructional Videos 2)  YouTube or You […]

How reliable is Memory?

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How reliable is working memory?  We deal with memory everyday in the classroom, in the grocery store, on the road, and arriving home after work.  If our entire class witnesses an event like a car crash, how many students would get the details correct? How reliable is your memory?  Listen to this Ted Talk in […]