Posts Categorized: How to

Playing with Robots

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This week we got to test an idea that has been in development for a couple of months now. Basically, we finished our build and tested a telepresence robot, and all in, it cost about $40.00 dollars (Thanks again Dick for your investment in this project). Our prototype is not yet ready for prime time, so you won’t […]

Plickers

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Looking for an easy way to assess students without having to worry about wifi? Then you might want to try Plickers.  Plickers is an app that runs on the teacher’s smart device. The teacher uses his or her camera to take a scan of the room. Students hold Plicker cards which identify the student and his […]

Enhance Your Research With Google Scholar

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Google Scholar is a powerful tool that can be set to search Valencia’s Research Databases.  Google Scholar also has several useful features for faculty that are conducting literature reviews, pursuing publication, or working on an advanced degree.  Students doing research papers can take advantage of Google Scholar as well.  The video below will demonstrate how to […]

Playbuzz: Viral Quizzing for Gen C

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So, if you have been on a computer or smart device in the past few years, you have likely taken a survey, quiz, or personality inventory. You know the type I am talking about: “Name that Veggie” “The Star Wars Quiz.” Facebook is loaded with them, and most would have a hard time finding news and information […]

How do you Sli.do?

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Are you looking for a FREE tool that will allow you to poll students/participants and let them ask questions and then social rank those questions in live time? Sli.do is an easy-to-use, device agnostic (works on any device),  audience polling technology that is my current favorite for large and small audience interaction. Teachers can use it for […]

Screencastify

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Screencasting is a Teacher Trick that should be in every teacher’s toolkit. Simply put, screencasting is recording your computer screen while recording your voice to make a video that can be shared with others. You can make instructional videos, feedback videos, showcase videos, interactive videos and more. While there are many tools that teachers can buy […]

The Reading Is In Your Pocket!

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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 […]

EDpuzzle: Make Any Video Your Lesson

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As part of Destination 2015: Flipped Learning, the Circles team wanted to share a technology that would  allow teachers to easily curate great videos and then flip those videos to create interactive out of class content.Of the many technologies we tested in preparation for Destination 2015, EDpuzzle was the most robust with the easiest interface. The […]