Posts Categorized: Ideas

Lightboard Fun!

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Special thanks to Juan Pablo Castro and Tho Giang for sharing their math projects with the Circles of Innovation team. Today, they recorded some instructional Videos for Julie Phelps’ Intensive College Algebra course. Here they are. If you would like to give lightboard a try, please feel free to contact me 

Hololens Anyone?

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Anyone interested in collaborating on an endowed chair idea for testing the possibilities of Hololens in the classroom? The first Hololens devices are shipping now. If you haven’t yet applied for an endowed chair yet, don’t forget, the deadline is next week. If by chance you would be interested in collaborating, shoot me an email. I would […]

Enhance Discussions with Kaltura

Posted by & filed under Ideas, Strategy, Technology, Training.

Special thanks to Jeff Hogan for sharing this training video with the Circles team. In the short video below, Jeff demonstrates how to use Kaltura which is a new tool for both teachers and students that can be found in the BlackBoard Mashups area. This tool allows students to easily and safely record videos and […]

Face Swap Live

Posted by & filed under APPs, Ideas, Video.

Recently the Circles of Innovation team has been playing with a new app that allows you and your students to become just about anyone, well anyone or anything you can find a picture for that is. And given that there are quite a few teaching applications for this technology, we thought we should share it. The […]

Digital Learning Strategies – Learning Day 2016

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Thank you for attending Circles of Innovation Today. We hope you left with some valuable ideas and some practical strategies that you can use with your students. Your memories for today’s session have been outsourced for you below. Enjoy! You might recall that we started with our Kahoot! Click on the image below to play […]

APPy Hour and the Adjacent Possible

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Last week we did a post on 5 Apps Every Teacher Should Have. The post was so well received that it inspired us to do another. However, before we get started, we would like to know how are you using Apps in your classroom? Feel free to share your ideas.  Ok, so the basic instructional idea is […]

5 Apps Every Teacher Should Have

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QR Codes (Quick Response Codes) allow smart device users to easily connect to the mobile Internet, and the Inigma QR code scanner is the fastest and most widely used QR code scanner on the market, simply point and connect. Use this with your students and connect them to anything you can share with them in […]

Screen Captured!

Posted by & filed under Ideas, images, Strategy, Technology.

I get quite a few questions about Screen Capturing and Screen Casting. “How do I do it?” “Will the technique work on my phone?” “Can I do this on my tablet?” “Is it easy to teach students?” Simply put, both screen capturing and screencasting are easily and freely done on just about any device. If you […]

Screencast Tag

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Tag You’re It Hello and welcome! This page was designed to help you learn a free and easy tool that will allow you to better communicate the things you do on your computer. Do you use a computer? Do you ever need to teach someone or share something that you are doing on your computer? […]

Magic in the Classroom

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In some ways, teaching is like magic, it is usually done in front of a crowd, and when teaching is done right, it inspires wonder and excitement. A couple of weeks ago, I saw a magic trick at a conference, and I started thinking about how I could incorporate magic into my classroom. I had […]