Posts Categorized: Technology

Virtual Reality Kits

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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 […]

Playing with Robots

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This week we got to test an idea that has been in development for a couple of months now. Basically, we finished our build and tested a telepresence robot, and all in, it cost about $40.00 dollars (Thanks again Dick for your investment in this project). Our prototype is not yet ready for prime time, so you won’t […]

Safeshare.tv

Posted by & filed under APPs, Technology.

Ok, so we have all been there. You are trying to share the perfect Youtube or Vimeo video in class but instead you end up waiting for advertising or, worse yet,  you embarrassingly notice that there is inappropriate marketing in the right side of the screen. Why? Can’t someone just make a tool to make our lives easier […]

Classkick

Posted by & filed under Ideas, Math, Technology.

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 […]

PingPong: A Collaborative Mobile App for Your Classroom

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Interested in polling your students during class? Want to raise student attentiveness in class? Would you like to give your students the opportunity to ask questions without interrupting your explanation, and then address them all at once? PingPong is a neat new app that will allow you to do all of that, and more. Check out […]

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 […]

Will Tega Take Our Jobs?

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How strong is your social/emotional intelligence? Not sure? Feel free to test your skills at Lab in the Wild or at Berkley’s Body Language Quiz. Both of these tests are designed to test your ability to identify people’s affective states.  The ability to read the emotions of others is an important skill for teachers. It allows us […]

Ideaphora

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Special thanks to James Coddington for sharing this find with us. It is called Ideaphora and it is designed to “enable students to engage with and assimilate online content in a way that’s seamless, effective and personalized.” I am trying to get access to the beta test of it now and will comment once I […]

Technology Trends – 2015 ECAR Study

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It is official, 2015 was a milestone year. According to the ECAR study, smartphone ownership (92%) exceeded laptop ownership (91%) for the first time. If you would like to read more about the Technology Trends, Click Here or on the image below. 

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 […]