Posts Categorized: Technology

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

Posted by & filed under Ideas, Technology.

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

Posted by & filed under Faculty Development, Strategy, Technology, Video.

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

Posted by & filed under Math, Technology.

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. [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 […]

Infographic for Test Taking Strategies

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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 […]