Posts Categorized: Ideas

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. 

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

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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

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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 […]