Posts Categorized: Technology

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 […]

Padlet

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Special thanks to Dr. Susan Dunn for sharing how she uses Padlet with her students. Click here to try it out for yourself.    or go to    https://padlet.com/ For those of you who haven’t seen it, Padlet is an easy-to-use, free, interactive web tool that can be easily employed in any class format! In short, […]

Learning Day 2015: Teaching with iPads and Smart Devices

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  Who said books will be obselite in 10 years? Douglas adams     Are you nomophobic?   10 Tips & Tools for Engaging Learners QR Codes & QR Stuff Google A Day    &   Search Tips and Tricks First 5 Trivia Challenges (Fact or Fiction) For Example “Mike” Backchannels – Todaysmeet (Basic) Slido (Kicking […]

Using Greenscreen for Video Introductions

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The other day, I got a request from Buffy Pilloud, Professor of Yoga and Meditation, to get together and discuss using greenscreen to help her make a welcome video for her students. (Thanks Buffy for letting me share your video with Circles!) Long story short, we set an appointment and met yesterday. I brought my pop-up greenscreen and during […]

The Next Generation Infographics: GIFographics

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Combining animated GIF’s into Infographics makes them more eye-catching and keeps the attention of those who are easily distracted (SQUIRREL!). These sites showcase how this technique can be used to create compelling presentations of data, and could inspire students to challenge the static PowerPoint slide: www.gifographic.co.uk www.dailyseoblog.com/gifographics/ blog.visual.ly/animated-gif-infographics  

Action Required

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Looking for a way to make sure you don’t miss your most important emails? You might want to try setting up a rule in Outlook that sends you a text message alerting you to when those important “Action Required” emails come in. If you are like me, you get a lot of emails. So perhaps, […]

Movenote: Presenting Made Simple

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Special thanks to Professor Richard Gair for sharing this App with Circles of Innovation. As soon as I saw it, I had to give it a try. I downloaded it to my phone and made the test video below in just under a minute. It was super easy! It definitely has me thinking about how I […]

Teaching “Naked”!

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This article by Jose Antonio Bowen appeared in a recent AAC&U newsletter and is based on his 2012 best seller Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning. I particularly enjoyed this excerpt: As faculty, if we are primarily concerned with transmitting content, then our value will only decrease. […]

Office 365 and Student Advantage

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Do your student know that they can download their favorite Microsoft Office programs to their computers and devices for FREE? Well, free if they are Valencia students.  Thanks to Valencia OIT and our current Microsoft Licensing, Valencia students can log in and download the office programs they need through their ATLAS accounts. The quick screencast below, gives you […]

Threaded Lesson- Linear Regression

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Hello, Here is a threaded lesson that I created for my mathematics class. Step 1)  I will have my students check out this infographic before class and be ready to discuss at the beginning of class. Step 2)  I will show this youtube about the relationship between wealth and health. Step 3)  After watching the […]

Adobe Voice: Show your story. In minutes. – YouTube

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One of the biggest requests I get as a Digital Media instructor is for advice on easy ways to do visual storytelling. I haven’t had a chance to use this app yet…but the price tag is listed as ‘free’ and the YouTube promo looks impressive. Adobe Voice: Show your story. In minutes. – YouTube.

Facebook for Educators

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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 […]

“Is the Way We Lecture Outdated for Today’s Students?” by Matthew Stoltzfus, Ohio State University – YouTube

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I met Dr. Matthew Stolotfus’ during our weekend seminar hosted on the campus of Wagner College, last summer. Lecturing was a necessary educational tool prior to the Gutenberg press, yet many colleges and universities continue to depress engagement of students by continuing in this practice.  With the revolution of engaging practices from business, and needs for […]