Posts Categorized: Technology

Take a picture of text on a smart phone and translate the text into a different language immediately. Awesome!

Posted by & filed under Business, Education, How to, Information Technology, Science, Technology.

Google purchased Quest Visual on November 19, 2013. Quest Visual is known for developing Word Lens. Word Lens permits an owner to snap a picture of printed text on Apple’s iPhone, iPod, and iPad as well as for a selection of Android smartphones and Google Glass to have it translated into another language utilizing optical […]

Don’t have to be Friends to Rule my Facebook Group

Posted by & filed under Destinations, Education, Faculty Development, Good Reads, How to, Ideas, Information Technology, Library, Mass Media, Social Media, Technology.

As many of you know, I have been using private Facebook groups in my classroom for a year now to encourage discussion beyond the classroom.  So far, it has been very successful.  I found this information as I was looking for support for why using Facebook in an educational way.  It explains how you don’t […]

ADA Compliant Video and Audio Guidelines

Posted by & filed under Blackboard, Education, Technology, Training.

Do you use video in your courses? If so, are they captioned? Captions, which are the textual representation of a video’s soundtrack, are critical for viewers who are deaf or hard of hearing. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), states that communications with individuals with disabilities must be as effective as communications with others, therefore […]

Binky Pointer Fun Video

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“A silly but memorable 3 minute animated video demonstrating the basic structure, techniques, and pitfalls of using pointers. There are separate versions of the video for C, Java, C++, Pascal, and Ada. There is also a more traditional companion text (below) that goes with the video, and a brief history of how the video was […]

C Programming – Decision Making – Branching

Posted by & filed under Chart, Information Technology, Technology, Training.

This document/blog provides information about decision making, specifically selections, e.g., if or if-else constructs, used in C-based programming languages. It explains the logical (true/false) decision making process, and has examples of flow charts, code, output, and truth tables. It discusses conditional statements, branching, if and if-else constructs, comparative operators, e.g., <, >, <=, >=, etc., […]

The Rise of the Mobile Addict

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I follow a blogger, librarian, consultant named Stephen Abrams who has a blogged named Stephen’s Lighthouse: Illuminating library industry trends, innovation and information. Many of his posts are items he’s currated from other websites. It’s a wonderful blog for anyone interested in the link between society and technology.  This specific post I’d like to share […]

E-Portfolio Exploration

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Moving from the 20th century hard copy, 3-ring binder portfolio to the 21st century e-portfolio might be a daunting task.  Let educator Kurtis Hewson explain why it may be important to use an e-portfolio.  His Slideshare (like an online PowerPoint) may shed some light and be just the thing we need to get us and […]

Evernote: Note Taking in the 21st Century

Posted by & filed under Strategy, Technology.

In the fall of 2013, we piloted a new course on Valencia’s east campus. The course was SLS2930, and it was called Digital Learning Strategies. The purpose of the course was to teach students how to use their smartphones and other smart devices to enhance learning. In the spring, Terry Rafter-Carles and Sharon May continued […]

Creative method to teach Roadway Curve Design

Posted by & filed under Brain-based Learning, Math, STEM, Technology.

The concept of horizontal and vertical curves in roadway design is new to almost all students that enter the Highway Drafting and Route Design course.  There are a numerous design characteristics and equations to remember.  To aide in describing the horizontal curve of a roadway, Sandra Bowling presented a road model using the Micro Chargers […]

Panono – Panoramic Ball Camera

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Josh Murdoch is constantly finding cool camera technology and sharing it. I caught this item in one of his recent slideshares. It’s a camera ball you toss into the air, and when it senses itself reaching an apex, it snaps a 360 degree panoramic photo. I imagine this would be an amazing device to take […]

Math and Media

Posted by & filed under Circles, Education, Math, Technology, Uncategorized.

This video post shows just a little bit on how the math that students learn (geometry, trig, graphing) are used in media today such as the building of Disney’s Pixar characters such as Woody from Toy Story and Sulley from Monster’s Inc. Take a look at how math and technology are intertwined.