Posts Categorized: Circles

Let’s Make A Deal!

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Introduction:  My name is Nancy Maurer and I teach American history, 1492-1877 (AMH 2010.)  This is a lesson plan for Mercantilism. Mercantilism is an economic system used by European nations in the 17th and 18th centuries.  The British implemented mercantilism in the American colonies using a series of acts called the Navigation Acts.  While mercantilism […]

It’s an Infographic Syllabus!

Posted by & filed under Chart, Circles, Education, English Composition, Ideas, infographic, Mass Media, Social Media, Technology.

  Click the picture above to examine this more closely. It’s an infographic syllabus for an online Comp II class. All the necessary information is included for college requirements. The only thing missing? About ten pages of drollness. This is created using Piktochart, a free infographic-creation software using cloud technology.    

Public Speaking and Presentation Blogs

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I found this great location for locating and identifying all types of blogs and resources on public speaking and teaching public speaking which includes blogs, infographics, presi presentations and more!  If you are interested in adding various tools to your public speaking bag, this is one super place to hangout! http://sixminutes.dlugan.com/public-speaking-blogs/  

How to Train Students to Use Technology Appropriately

Posted by & filed under Circles, EAP, Technology.

Most students have easy access to laptops, smart phones, or other technological devices.  They know how to use technology outside of the classroom, but do they know how to use technology in the classroom?   This blog post contains a summary of ways that technology can be used as a learning tool inside and outside […]

Effective Lesson Planning

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This summer, I have been learning how to incorporate technology into my courses. The culminating project of the Circles of Innovation professional development course is to devise a threaded lesson plan.  While working on my final lesson plan, I found this 4-step guide to effective lesson planning which also incorporates technology.  Hopefully, this article and infographic […]

How to Improve English Reading Skills

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  Usually, students, and especially ESL students, find reading boring and, therefore, difficult. This blog discusses some of the problems with reading and shares some tips to help students to improve their reading skills. It discusses how reading can affect one’s grammar, writing, and vocabulary, and how it can help ESL students use English vocabulary […]