Posts Categorized: Ideas

Augmented Reality – Interview with Rob McCaffrey

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Special thanks to Rob McCaffrey for taking some time to share with us a little bit about Augmented Reality. Never heard of it? Well, basically, Augmented reality (AR) is the superimposing of digital information onto the real world as viewed through a smart device. In other words, point your smart device at the real world, and somehow […]

Teaching with Green Screen

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Special thanks to Carl Creasman who took a few minutes to chat with the Circles of Innovation team and share some of his ideas on how to use green screen in the classroom. Thanks for watching. Please remember that you are welcome to contact Michael Maguire on West, or Gary Kokaisel on Osceola to schedule […]

Circles Salon 2015

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This week, Circles of Innovation met for our first ever Circles’ Salons. These salon styled sessions offered participants the opportunity to select from a menu of brief videos to stimulate creative thoughts and spark our discussions. Our videos featured the innovative work of Valencia faculty and staff and also drew on TEDxSalons & the Caffeine […]

ThingLink and Interactive Images

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ThingLink is a tool that teachers can use to make images interactive. So, do you have images or infographics you like to use with your students? Why not make them interactive. Link them to other images, web pages, audio files, videos and more. You can then use these interactive images to present. Why make a […]

Learning Roulette

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So you have missed a few of the most recent posts to Circles of Innovation. No worries! Play a round of Learning Roulette and let the odds get you caught back up. Press “Click to Spin” on the roulette game from Classtools.net. It will randomly choose some learning for you. If the topic interests you, […]

RAK It Valencia – Random Acts of Kindness

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Saw this video at a recent Caffeine Buzz and couldn’t help but think it might make for a fun way to stimulate writing topics or an in class discussion. Try to watch the entire thing and not come up with fun ideas for how to RAK It around campus. Special thanks to Top Trending for […]

Back to the Future 2

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This is just a friendly reminder for all of you fans of the Back to the Future Franchise. This Wednesday (October 21st, 2015) is Back to the Future Day. It is the day Doc Brown and Marty McFly jumped to when they jumped into the future in the sequel to the 1985 hit movie. Last year, […]

Rain Games

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While at TEDLive 2013, I saw an amazing presentation on superhydrophobic chemicals, chemicals that are really afraid of water. In a recent Caffine Buzz, I a saw the video below on Rainworks and how this young artist from Seattle was making interesting works of art with the same product.   As I watched the video, […]

Pecha Kucha

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Looking for an engaging way to have your students give a presentation. Have you seen Pecha Kucha? This is a presentation format started by two architects Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham. It is 20 slides each set at 20 seconds for a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds of presentation. No stopping, no digressing […]