Posts Categorized: Ideas

Switcheroo

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Special thanks to Amanda Kern for taking the time to talk with the Circles team and share her Switcheroo strategy for getting her students to adapt to change.

Bricks & Tricks with Rhonda Atkinson

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Special thanks to Rhonda Atkinson for taking the time to chat with the Circles team about some of her favorite Brick & Mortar strategies for the classroom. In the video below, she discusses how she uses a simple deck of cards as non-digital classroom clickers. She also shares one of her favorite bricks, the Fake […]

Waffles and Remote Reality Teaching

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Special thanks to Andy Ray, West Campus Professor of Building Construction Technologies, for his help with this post. One of my favorite things to do in my current roll as a faculty fellow is to share new innovations with faculty. It is always amazing to me how many ideas can be generated from a quick, informal discussion. […]

Prince Ea Just Sued the School System

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Special thanks to Rob McCaffrey for sharing this video with the Circles Team. For quite a few years now there has been a growing contingent of faculty and staff  at the college that has been discussing the need for digital and pedagogical shift, but I must admit, I haven’t read or heard anyone put it like […]

Classkick

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Classkick is a learning platform that allows students to do their work and get help right when they need it most. This new tool can be used in the classroom to help monitor and differentiate instruction; it can be used for First 5 activities or Exit Tickets; It can be embedded into online learning management […]

UoPeople

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University of the People is the world’s first non-profit, tuition-free, accredited, online, American university. In fact, according to Inside Higher Ed, Uopeople already has articulation agreements with some American Universities.  How will this change the way people look at college?

Brain Science or Bunk?

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In preparations for this month’s Circle on Brain Rules, I stumbled upon this good read from NPR. Can you tell the difference between the Brain Science and the Bunk? Do those brain games from companies like Lumosity actually help? Well, you might be surprised by the recent findings. Click here to read more from the Morning […]

Screening and Screenagers

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In his book, The Inevitable, Kevin Kelly, a leading technology thinker and writer, identifies 12 technological forces that will be shaping our future, and one of these 12 is screening. Kelly suggests, “We are no longer people of the book, we are now people of the screen.” We wake up and check our screens; we look at […]

Tech Tuesdays and Theatrical Thursdays

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Special thanks to Neal Phillips, our new Faculty Council President, for sharing his ideas and digital strategies with Circles over the past few weeks. If you haven’t seen them. Neal has been sending out update emails for Tech Tuesdays, Where-We-At Wednesdays, Theatrical Thursdays, Festival Fridays. Neal has given the Circles team permission to post his […]

Google Arts and Culture

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Welcome to the Google Arts & Culture project, where Art and Culture meet Tech. If you are looking for great content to enhance your classroom content and experiences, you might want to give this a look.