Posts Categorized: Technology

How to Fix and Prevent Accessibility Issues in Your Canvas Course

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Below are some tips for fixing accessibility issues in Canvas after the fact, followed by tips for preventing issues from arising in the first place.   You can learn more about accessibility & universal design at webaim.org & cast.org.  A short link to a handout version of this resource is at: bit.ly/canvasaccessibility How to Fix Accessibility Issues […]

Fun with Screencasting

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Introduction to Screencasting A Screencast is a digital recording of a computer screen’s output. The screen recording is
 often synced with a voice over or a music track and then shared in a video format. A Screenshot, on the other hand, is a snapshot image of all or part of a computer screen’s output. Click […]

Virtual Reality Kits

Posted by & filed under How to, Ideas, Sparks, Technology.

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

Posted by & filed under APPs, Creative Assessment Techniques, Education, Technology.

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 […]