Posts Categorized: Good Reads

Valencia Professor Josh Engages Educators

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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 […]

Writing in a Nonstop World – NYTimes.com – NYTimes.com

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Daily interactions with computers leave consumers new choices in “Netiquette”.   A program titled, “Quip” allows individuals to nod in agreement when an individual is speaking similarly to the “Facebook” option to “Like” a posting.  Our brave, new world of compiling and sorting data requires new platforms of learning and interacting.  Where will we go with […]

Apps Aim To Help With Mental Health Issues

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Games like Flappy Bird and Candy Crush have helped many of us de-stress during long waits at the doctor’s office and crowded Metro rides. They have also frustrated many a teacher as students have chosen to play them rather than pay attention in class, but what if an app could actually help with mental health? […]

Possible new perspectives on emotion, cognition, and attention

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At the Innovations Conference Bill Rankin made reference the the graphic below. He suggested we take note of the activity (or lack there of) that is happening while in class and joked that if you want activity, you should let your students sleep in class. According to the article, they weren’t really testing education, it […]

Do You Have the Personality to Be an Inquiry-Based Teacher?

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Thank you Dr. Bass for sharing this interesting article with Circles. In it, Thom Markham poses an interesting question, “Do you have the personality to be an Inquiry-Based teacher?” Are you optimistic? Are you open? Are you appreciative? Are you flexible? Are you purposeful? Why are these traits critical to the next generation of teachers? To […]

I just don’t know how to use them yet…

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PIL – The Freshmen Studies … is what Freshman are saying about research resources as they move from high school to college.  With Valencia College focusing on the New Student Experience course, the new report that just came out from Project Information Literacy (PIL) is critical information at a critical time.  Learning the Ropes: How […]

Zombies, demons part of curriculum at Lone Star College

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Special thanks to Rob McCaffrey for sharing this article with us from his trip to the Innovations Conference. Click on the image or on the following link to read more. http://www.usatodayeducate.com/staging/index.php/ccp/zombies-demons-part-of-curriculum-at-lone-star-college

Accidental Creative

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Thanks to Lisa Macon for sharing the following book with Circles.  Accidental Creative by Todd Henry is a book about how to be brilliant and creative at a moment’s notice. We are all creatives, in some way, shape or form, expected to perform brilliantly when needed.  The techniques discussed in this book can help readers […]