Posts Categorized: Education

Yes Comma, No Comma

Posted by & filed under EAP, Education, English Composition, infographic.

The serial comma, also known as the Oxford comma, always sparks a discussion among the teachers, and its rules are not well represented in the textbooks. That creates more confusion in the classroom. This poster makes some clarification when the Oxford comma can be omitted and why.

Blog: History in the Crimea and Ukraine Today

Posted by & filed under Education, Humanities.

Understanding the complex relationship between Ukraine and Russia is pivotal to understanding the current unrest that is afflicting the area. In the blog “History in the Crimea and Ukraine Today” Professors Serhii Plokhii and Mark Kramer discuss the economic dependence that Ukraine has on Russia and how the Russian government has exploited that dependence to […]

Most Popular Colleges Infographic

Posted by & filed under Education, infographic, Uncategorized.

Business Insider created a map of the U.S. that shows the logo of each university or college that received the most number of applicants for their respective state. You will see UCF, not UF, is the most popular school in Florida. Go Knights! http://www.businessinsider.com/desirable-college-state-map-2014-5

Valencia Professor Josh Engages Educators

Posted by & filed under Circles, Destinations, Education, Faculty Development, Good Reads, How to, Ideas, Information Technology, Social Media, Technology, Training.

One of our very own Valencia faculty members, Professor Josh as most know him, uses his blog to “engage, excite and educate.”  Professor Josh gave me my first introduction to using social media in the classroom.  Now I am hooked on how it can be used in good ways to enhance communication and student engagement […]

Images: Cell Phone use in Classroom

Posted by & filed under Education, Mass Media, Sparks, Technology.

Some educators have policies restricting usage of cell phones at all times in the classroom; this is completely understandable to maintain academic integrity for memory recall quizzes and exams. However, there is an alternate approach that encourages students to utilize tablet devices and data-enabled phones during learning activities to take advantage of the technology with […]

How Does Writing Affect Your Brain?

Posted by & filed under Brain-based Learning, Education, infographic.

Special thanks to Heidi Ramírez for sharing the following infographic with Circles. Heidi teaches English as a Second Language on Valencia’s East Campus. This infographic describes how writing affects the brain.  Writing acts as a way to destress, relax, and meditate.  In addition, the act of writing triggers the brain to pay close attention to the information […]

Major Ed Tech Trends

Posted by & filed under Education, Technology.

Special thanks to Lauri Lott who teaches technology for educators and uses Pinterest as a bookmarks page. She has gobs of infographics that she uses in her in-class presentations and on her class Facebook group page.  She wanted to share this one with Circles of Innovation. Click here or on the image below to see the […]