Posts Categorized: Technology

Let’s Hangout

Posted by & filed under Faculty Development, Google Apps, Ideas, Speech, Technology.

Like Apple’s Facetime & Microsoft’s Lynk (Now called Skype for Business) Google Hangouts allow teachers and students to get together virtually, to chat, text, videoconference and more. Students can easily install Hangouts on their devices or run Hangouts right from inside of their web browsers. Since many students already have Youtube or Gmail accounts (Remember Google owns Youtube), […]

A Digital Workflow: autoCrat add-on for Google Spreadsheets

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Have you ever wanted documents to personalized, but still be formatted the same way? For example, for the Active Learning Destination 2015 track, the goal was to have the mini-teach lesson plans all formatted in the same fashion, but with each unique teacher’s information/ideas/objectives/plans….following me? So what’s the solution? We used a great combo package […]

EDpuzzle: Make Any Video Your Lesson

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As part of Destination 2015: Flipped Learning, the Circles team wanted to share a technology that would  allow teachers to easily curate great videos and then flip those videos to create interactive out of class content.Of the many technologies we tested in preparation for Destination 2015, EDpuzzle was the most robust with the easiest interface. The […]

Intel Compute Stick

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Will new technologies like the Compute Stick change the way faculty and students use technology around the college? First there was a migration away from desktops to laptops; then many of us jumped to the tablet, in large part because tablets were cool but also because we didn’t want to lug around 4 lb laptops with heavy adapters. […]

How to Embed Academic Twitter Feeds into Online Courses

Posted by & filed under Blackboard, Circles, How to, Ideas, Social Media, Technology, Uncategorized, Video.

Social media. Is it the bane of our students’ attention span? Have you ever wanted to use it for good rather than for evil? Maybe you’ve considered trying Twitter. Maybe you are constantly finding great resources that you’d like to post on the fly from your mobile device, but your students will never see because […]

LikeYoYo and More Fun with GIFs

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Special thanks to Carl Creasman for sharing this idea with Circles of Innovation. After discussing yesterday’s post, Learning in a Giffy, Carl read about a new web app called LikeYoYo which turns GIFs into interactive animations. To read the Fast Company article he was reading, click here. LikeYoyo is a new online app from Turkish […]

Learning in a Giffy (Pronounced Jiffy!)

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Here is an idea for you… Use animated Gifs to help with instructions in online assignments and assessments. Update: Now you can freely and easily make any YouTube video into a gif by simply adding the letters gif to the front of the word YouTube in any YouTube Video URL.  For those of you not familiar […]