Posts Categorized: How to

Take a picture of text on a smart phone and translate the text into a different language immediately. Awesome!

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Google purchased Quest Visual on November 19, 2013. Quest Visual is known for developing Word Lens. Word Lens permits an owner to snap a picture of printed text on Apple’s iPhone, iPod, and iPad as well as for a selection of Android smartphones and Google Glass to have it translated into another language utilizing optical […]

Don’t have to be Friends to Rule my Facebook Group

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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 […]

Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend – YouTube

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We’ve been taught for years that stress kills!!! This thought-provoking TED Talk offers an inside look at the positive side of stress. And guess what, every time we meet with our Circles comrades, we’re practicing many of these principles and staying healthier all at the same time. via Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your […]

E-Portfolio Exploration

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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 […]

Saving Lives One Shock at a Time

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The AED, or Automated External Defibrillator, is an extremely valuable tool that saves many lives every day.  It can be used by citizens as well as the Emergency Medical Services professional.  Malls, airports, and many businesses have AEDs available for the bystander to use.  As an EMT, we do not often witness a patient’s sudden […]

Stayin’ Alive: Citizen CPR Saves Lives

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EMT students are certified in CPR at BLS for Healthcare Provider level prior to entering the EMT Program.  Many do not know that Heartsaver CPR (Citizen CPR) is different- the layperson is not taught to ventilate the patient via mouth-to-mouth or mouth-to-mask.  This video is a fun, perhaps irreverent way to illustrate the difference between […]

How to Get the Most Out of Studying – Beliefs That Make You Fail… or Succeed

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Author: Shawn Pollgreen, EAP (English as a Second Language for Academic Purposes), Osceola Campus I use these short videos about effective and ineffective study habits from Samford University (Birmingham, Alabama) with my EAP writing students. We use them to take notes, discuss study habits, write summaries, analyze our own study habits, discuss metacognition, and reflect […]

Speech Anxiety

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Have you assigned students to make a presentation of any sort in class only to find that they are so frightened to speak in public that they “freeze” even if they know the content quite well?  Stage fright is common among college students, so this infographic is meant to help discuss with them some ways […]