I all too often see or hear about a faculty member losing or damaging their flash drive, or a file is lost or corrupted. Even saving files on your laptop or desktop hard drive is not always safe. Your computer might become infested with malware, the hard drive might fail, or you might damage your […]
Posts Categorized: Information Technology
Hello friends, I just downloaded a new app called PhotoMath that I found on yahoo news (click on link Math App below to check on the latest updates for your device): Math App This app, as you can read, will solve math problems by just putting your phone over it. I am assuming many math […]
Many educators like myself are apprehensive about using social media tools in our classrooms. After looking inward and analyzing why I was fearful of this, I realized that I cannot afford to be fearful of social media. If I continue my path of fear, my students will lose a tremendous opportunity to learn how to […]
Video further explains D.R.O.P. and the importance of achieving college degree requirements . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnYabIQcyQo BLOG ON TEST TAKING STRATEGIES This interactive video is given during class. This has a listing of 25 test taking tips that students can use for this Student Success course and for the entire collegiate career. The presentation involves […]
Infographic: (approx. 45 minutes with discussion): We’ll discuss D.R.O.P. and the importance of properly preparing for test taking, i.e., arriving early for any changes or corrections from instructor, reading directions twice, and not leaving any blanks.
Johnny Mickael World of Robots – Computer Science Class: Computer Fundamentals and Applications CGS 2100 Introduction: Introduce students to a real life example by completing Excel Datasheets project with Valencia College IT Department so that they applied the principals and outcomes of Excel Datasheets with Valencia College IT Department or nonprofit organizations. Video: […]
Laurinda Lott When I first enrolled in Destinations, I had a goal to find a new way to enhance a current portfolio project that is used in most of our Teacher Education courses. This assignment that I am posting is slightly different than most as it is not just a simple lesson plan to be […]
I teach information technology (IT) courses including programming courses. One of the programming languages I teach is C, and one of the first constructs the students need learn is the if-else construct, which is a selection-type programming structure. Selections allow the program to branch in different directions based on a condition, which usually has to […]
This summer I am taking Destination Circles of Innovation. I just learned about Google Hangout from James May. Edie, James, and I “hanged out” for a few hours, and I learned a few tricks that I want to try next semester. Google Hangout seems like a combination of Skype, Facebook, Youtube, texting, and much more […]
The student wonders: What is in it for me? It is the educators job to reach – to connect – the lesson to the student; to market the lesson as relevant to the student. The Education Guru provides information regarding “Internet Marketing and Web Development in Higher Education and other tidbits” (http://doteduguru.com/). This site has information […]
This is a very interesting blog about how much energy is wasted by leaving the game consoles on when no one is playing any games. I could not think of the energy consumption for video games to be this costly. Posted May 16, 2014 in Curbing Pollution, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming Tags: […]
Introductory Video Shoot a video introducing the topic and provide purpose of lesson. Create accounts with YouTube Capture and Amara.org. You Tube Capture allows sharing of video, and Amara allows captioning. Word 2013 will allow translation of text into multiple languages, so that it can be copied and pasted into Amara captioning. Introduction Google Inc. announced […]
This posts discusses not just the use of including Youtube videos in your classes, but specifically mentions the benefits of the Professor actually making the videos themselves. Short videos of a teacher giving a lesson, primarily in an environment other than the classroom, seems to be more engaging not just compared to lectures, but is […]
Changing the lecture to meet the student at their learning point through dashboard.
Robots will simply replace people on the job. In fact, they can become our essential collaborators, freeing us up to spend time on less mundane and mechanical challenges. Rodney Brooks points out how valuable this could be as the number of working-age adults drops and the number of retirees swells. He introduces us to Baxter, […]