Posts Categorized: How to

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 […]

How to Embed Academic Twitter Feeds into Online Courses

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Social media. Is it the bane of our students’ attention span? Have you ever wanted to use it for good rather than for evil? Maybe you’ve considered trying Twitter. Maybe you are constantly finding great resources that you’d like to post on the fly from your mobile device, but your students will never see because […]

Safe Share TV

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Have you ever wanted to share a video in your classroom or in front of an audience but didn’t because you were afraid of what advertisements might pop up? Or worse yet, have you ever been embarrassed by inappropriate pop up messages or adds while showing a video to students? Well, the people at SafeShareTV […]

LikeYoYo and More Fun with GIFs

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Special thanks to Carl Creasman for sharing this idea with Circles of Innovation. After discussing yesterday’s post, Learning in a Giffy, Carl read about a new web app called LikeYoYo which turns GIFs into interactive animations. To read the Fast Company article he was reading, click here. LikeYoyo is a new online app from Turkish […]

Facebook for Educators

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Many educators like myself are apprehensive about using social media tools in our classrooms.  After looking inward and analyzing why I was fearful of this, I realized that I cannot afford to be fearful of social media.  If I continue my path of fear, my students will lose a tremendous opportunity to learn how to […]

Blog: Test Taking Tips

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10 Failsafe Test-Taking Tips Students can do well on any test they take if they stay focused and use scientifically formulated test taking strategies. They can ensure success if they attend classes, lectures, complete homework and other required assignments. They must get a good night’s sleep before any test. If they do as well as […]

Infographic for Test Taking Strategies

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Video further explains D.R.O.P. and the importance of achieving college degree requirements .   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnYabIQcyQo BLOG ON TEST TAKING STRATEGIES   This interactive video is given during class. This has a listing of 25 test taking tips that students can use for this Student Success course and for the entire collegiate career.  The presentation involves […]

No more Bulky Binders – ePortfolio Bliss

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Laurinda Lott When I first enrolled in Destinations, I had a goal to find a new way to enhance a current portfolio project that is used in most of our Teacher Education courses.  This assignment that I am posting is slightly different than most as it is not just a simple lesson plan to be […]

Critical Thinking and Civil Debate for Ordinary Life (and Ethics, btw)

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This lesson is about how basic critical thinking works, and how important it is when discussing issues that are controversial or personal or are otherwise disposed to unnecessarily heated discussions. I will begin by showing that techniques exist for this, both for regulating emotions and then for proceeding in a rational way regardless of how […]

Video for Getting the Job

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Here is video found by my good friend, Kevin Rushing, on how body language gets you the job.  This is a great video because it features and interview with Christine Jahnke who is the author of the book, “The Well Spoken Woman.”  

Career Blog Post

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Here is a great resource from my good friend, Kevin Rushing, for those who may be searching for a new career or want to improve their job interview skills.  The website is called, Career Builder.   There is a great article on the Do’s and Don’ts about Body Language.   There is another great article […]

Clean Hands Save Lives!

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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 […]