Introduction: Brain is an organ with more than 85 billion neurons and 10-50 trillion neuroglial cells to support these neurons. This organ with numerous numbers of cells only weights about 3 lb in adults. Each one of its neurons forms approximately 1000 synapses with other neurons. Brain is such a complicated, organized, amazing organ that […]
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THE SCIENCE AND ART OF HAND-WASHING [A MULTI-PRONG APPROACH TO LESSON DELIVERY] INTRODUCTION. This lesson incorporates the historical aspects, theory behind and significant impact that regular and proper handwashing has in the healthcare setting. It intends to instill in the minds of students who are in the nursing and allied health programs that hand-washing truly […]
The Flipped Classroom: Turning the Traditional Classroom on its Head. Here’s an effective and colorful infographic that explains the flipped classroom concept. Check out the viewer comments, as many are quite informative.
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 […]
“Memory” and your “Mindset”. Mnemonic devices are good for memory such as: acronyms, visualizations, rhymes, and chunking. Cool ways to an innovation mindset
If we are not using active teaching strategies that engage students, how can we expect them to be active or engaged learners? Check out this blog on active learning and teaching, hosted by Vanderbilt University. http://cft.vanderbilt.edu/tag/active-learning/
http://echo360.com/blog/active-learning-where-fearless-teaching-inspires-fearless-learning I just like this image and think it’s appropo to all reflective teachers who want to inspire learning.
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.
The Constitution of the United States contains seven Articles. These Articles define the roles and responsibilities of the U.S. Government. Link: http://digital.films.com.db29.linccweb.org/PortalViewVideo.aspx?xtid=39964&loid=73711&psid=0&sid=0&State=&title=The Constitution and Foundations of Government&IsSearch=Y&parentSeriesID=
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> […]
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 […]
Hello Everyone, Here are the links to a few of my favorite FREE resources for STEM: 1. Phet – Great Simulations Developed by the University of Colorado team. All free, can be downloaded anywhere. PHET 2.CWSEI – Carl Weiman Science Educational Initiative – great resources for K-16 STEM educators. In case you do not know, […]
As many of you know, I have been using private Facebook groups in my classroom for a year now to encourage discussion beyond the classroom. So far, it has been very successful. I found this information as I was looking for support for why using Facebook in an educational way. It explains how you don’t […]
Moving from the 20th century hard copy, 3-ring binder portfolio to the 21st century e-portfolio might be a daunting task. Let educator Kurtis Hewson explain why it may be important to use an e-portfolio. His Slideshare (like an online PowerPoint) may shed some light and be just the thing we need to get us and […]
A great educator is never satisfied with just teaching. A great educator keeps searching for another way to do it, always tweaking! In my quest to find the perfect e-portfolio for my students studying to be Teachers, I realized that right here at Circles of Innovation was a possible tool to host each student’s e-portfolio […]