Posts Categorized: Circles

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

Posted by & filed under Circles, EAP, Education, Faculty Development.

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

Posted by & filed under Circles, Destinations, EAP, Education, English Composition, Uncategorized.

  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 […]

The In’s and Out’s of Memory

Posted by & filed under Blackboard, Circles, Destinations, infographic, TED.

Class: General Psychology Introduction: (summary of lesson) This will be part of the General Psychology Memory chapter lesson.  We will discuss the following in this lesson: ·        Where Memory takes place in the brain. ·        The stages of short and long-term memory ·        Explicit and Implicit Memory. ·        Serial position effect ·        Autobiographical memory · […]

How YOUR Videos will revolutionize YOUR classroom

Posted by & filed under Blogs, Circles, Ideas, Information Technology, STEM, Technology.

This posts discusses not just the use of including Youtube videos in your classes, but specifically mentions the benefits of the Professor actually making the videos themselves.  Short videos of a teacher giving a lesson, primarily in an environment other than the classroom, seems to be more engaging not just compared to lectures, but is […]

Code Switch – Race, Ethnicity, Culture

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Code Switch is an NPR (National Public Radio) blog developed to feature overlapping themes of race, ethnicity and culture. Posts look into how how they play out in our lives and communities, and how all of this is shifting. http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/

Common Core Standards for Math (Elementary to High School)

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This infographic outlines the strategies for following the Common Core  Standard of math from Elementary School to High School.  This is helpful showing the basic process all students should follow in any subject really: Understanding the problem,  coming up with a solution, verifying results, and ultimately being able to justify results. Image: http://media.routledgeweb.com/eoe/infographic/TexasJones_SMPs.png