Posts Categorized: Ideas

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 […]

14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools | Ingvi Hrannar

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14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools | Ingvi Hrannar. I’m testing out both the Destination homework (re-post an interesting blog post) and my new ‘Circle It’ button. There isn’t anything groundbreaking in this post, but it was a good overall affirmation about a lot of the subjects we’ve been talking about: how […]

IM:\>2 Walkabout Ideas from TED

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The graphic to the left, and the title sake of this post is pronounced “impromptu.” For those of you not used to text speak…the IM  sounds like M, :\> represents the old DOS prompt (giving us M Prompt) and the last sound is 2 (two) which could represent second try, second session, or speaking with […]

Introducing Vidbolt.com – Talk About Video Moments

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Thanks again to Dennis Weeks for sharing these great finds with Circles of Innovation. Wow Dennis! you are on fire this week. This is even better than Fin, I can see immediate learning potential with Vidbolt.com. I know it is still in Beta, but wow it really has a lot of potential. For those of […]

TESOL Roundtable 2014

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Special thanks to Richard Sansone for organizing this event allowing EAP faculty to share lesson ideas and content. For those of you who couldn’t make it, we had some wonderful conversation about how things are changing in our field and below you will find some of the ideas that were shared. Enjoy! Sins of Greenwashing […]

TouchCast: Next Generation Interactive Content Delivery

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Special thanks to Sharon May and Terry Rafter-Carles for sharing this cutting edge content development tool with Circles of Innovation. Terry and Sharon are currently exploring this and variety of other cutting edge technologies in their Digital Learning Strategies classrooms. Basically, this tool currently works on iPads and will soon be available on the PC. […]

IM:\>2 Session

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Yesterday @InnovationsConf #INNA14 I took part in a energizing and informative  IM:\>2 session (read: impromptu session). Now, I am not sure if there is an official name for these impromptu sessions or not (Please tell me if you have seen one), and this was not the first time I have been part of one of […]

Digi-know? – Turning text files into audio files for your audiophiles

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Do you have any articles you would like to read, but just don’t have the time to do so? Perhaps a colleague shared a great article, but you just can’t seem to fit the reading time into your busy schedule. Well, have you ever considered converting the article into an audio file that you can […]

Going Walkabout: Picture Assignments

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In our last face-to-face Circles of Innovation session we talked about the power of going Walkabout. We even watched John Medina’s Brain Rule on how exercise helps to stimulate BDNF. Sharon May was kind enough to send Circles an example of how she uses the concept of Walkabout in her Digital Learning Strategies course. For […]