Listening to articles in pocket is great for auditory learners! Pocket was founded in 2007 by Nate Weiner to help people save interesting articles, videos and more from the web for later enjoyment. Once saved to Pocket, the list of content is visible on any device — phone, tablet or computer. It can be viewed […]
Posts Categorized: Good Reads
Thank you for coming to our session at the STEM Summit. If you would like to contact us to ask any follow up questions, you can email us here. As promised, here is your outsourced memory. In the fall of 2013, a new course was piloted on the East Campus of Valencia College in Orlando, […]
Special Thanks to Jennifer Bacelice for sharing this great video on the power of socialnomics, which is also a book. Anyone interested in reading and chatting about this book? Let me know. The video really made me think. And what scared me most, is how much the data presented in the video has changed in just the […]
Just finished reading Digital Darwinism and the Dawn of Generation C. It is a very fast read that offers some interesting ideas that are food for both thought and conversation, so I wanted to share it with the Circles Audience. In it, Brian Solis talks about how Generation C is changing the game. According […]
Are you ready for Destination 2015? This post was written as both as a demo/reminder for Destination 2015 – Flipped Learning and to share a teaching strategy for engaging Generation C, but before we get into that, have you had a chance to see our video trailer? Remember, it’s still not too late to […]
Special thanks to Dr. Nicole Spottke for sharing this good read with Circles of Innovation. According to Nicole, she is finding herself “completely engrossed” by the book; she also noted that it is filled with parts “worthy of discussion.” Nicole is even thinking of trying some of the ideas in the book with her classes. The book is […]
Puzzles and Solutions “If we teach today as we taught yesterday we rob our children of tomorrow” John Dewey In a student’s lifetime 14th Century Learning Students Today Challenges – Active Learning – Gaming in the Classroom Road signs? Flow Fiero and Naches Who are Sugata Mitra and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi? Possible new perspectives on […]
This article by Jose Antonio Bowen appeared in a recent AAC&U newsletter and is based on his 2012 best seller Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning. I particularly enjoyed this excerpt: As faculty, if we are primarily concerned with transmitting content, then our value will only decrease. […]
I liked the advice in this blog, suggesting that we send emails to 5 categories of people on a regular basis. I’m going to try it to see what happens! How To Make Your Life Better By Sending Five Simple Emails.
Special thanks to the editors of Fallero (Michael Wheaton, Tori Grajeda, and C. Holliday) for sharing the East Campus-based Literary Arts Magazine with Circles of Innovation. They are muy happy to announce that the Spring, 2014 issue is now available for consumption (including a Florida-flavored essay about Local Mad Cool Writer Zora Neale Hurston as well […]
Here’s more great motivation to exercise! Come on, get off your chair and get happy:) The Happiness Effect: How Exercise Makes You Happy | Visual.ly.
For those of you who are parents with school age children, you may find the inspiring story of Maya Van Wagenen useful when counseling youth on navigating the corridors of high school. While there have been many books (and movies by John Hughes and others) which explore what can be a minefield of awkward positioning […]
Aside from being funny, this is also an attention grabber when explaining information to students. Why is this information true? What behaviors lead to this? Why was a line graph used instead of a pie chart or bar graph? Be creative, I’m sure you can find a fun way to use this in your class […]
Students at Valencia wear many hats. Many of you work(some 2+ jobs), are married or in a serious relationship, have children etc. Now you are taking on another role, college student. There are times when the stars are out of alignment and the world just gets crazy- think finals, health issues, loss of job etc. […]
Businesses already know it’s smart to invest in creativity, so why do we insist on cranking out graduates–and our own children–in a way that asks them to conform to an antiquated (and arguably misplaced) system? Director of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab, Mitchel Resnick, discusses possibility in the piece at this link.