The Hypothesis Project is an effort to implement an old idea: A conversation layer over the entire web that works everywhere. Imagine having your students interact with each other in an online conversation that takes place in a content layer over an existing website, image, infographic, news article, poem, etc. You don’t need permission from […]
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Special thanks to the Valencia Foundation and the Dr. P. Phillips Foundation Chair in Free Enterprise for “Connecting the World to Valencia and Valencia to the World – A Virtual Reality.” This year, as part of my endowed chair work, I got the opportunity to learn about some amazing teaching applications for Virtual Reality and […]
Chances are you have played Air hockey, the classic arcade game. Some of you may have even played Air Hockey on a smart device with others or against the computer, but have you ever seen real life Air Hockey against your Phone? Would you like to know more about how they did this? Want to […]
Special thanks to Lauri Lott for sharing her strategy for using Skype to better connect with students. As a part time faculty member I don’t have office hours nor an office to have them. So, instead of asking my students to come to me, I go to them. During our course, I schedule Skype video conferences with […]
BackChanneling is the practice of using computers to maintain live-time or near live-time conversations alongside live events. The term was coined in the field of Linguistics to describe listeners’ behaviors during verbal communication, Victor Yngve 1970. In the classroom, a “backchannel” provides teachers valuable feedback and helps to better engage students. There are a wide […]
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For those of you who attended our February session of Circles on Creativity, you may remember the TEDx talk we used featuring Graham Shaw. In that video, Graham showed us how all of us can be artists if we learn a basic process for drawing. Below you will find another TEDx talk by Graham. This […]
Special Thanks to Hannah and Jacob for their help in this short proof of concept test. Today we tested the use of YouTube End Screen Annotations to make 360 videos interactive for viewers. By placing end screens in the end of a 360 video, viewers have the ability to jump from one 360 video to […]
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.
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 […]
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. […]
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 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 […]
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?
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 […]