Posts Categorized: TED

Periodic Videos

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I was watching some TED-Ed videos the other day and came across this. I just had to share it. Simply put, the Educators and Instructional Designers at TED-ED have applied videos to every element on the Periodic Table. Click here or on the image below to try it out. 

Take the TED-Ed Challenge

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Want to keep your brain in shape this summer — and learn 31 new ideas in the month of July? Do both by signing up here to take the TED-Ed July Challenge. Here’s how it works: Beginning on July 1, once a day for 31 days, you’ll receive a TED-Ed Lesson in your inbox chosen just […]

TEDxValenciaCollegeLive2015

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Hello Circles fans, we know that many of you are also TED fans, so we wanted to make sure we shared the news with you about an upcoming event. On Wednesday, March 18th from 6:30pm to 9:00pm, Valencia’s Winter Park Campus will be hosting TEDxValenciaCollegeLive “Truth or Dare”. Tickets are Free but limited in supply, […]

Worse than Death-Public Speaking Lesson Plan

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2014 Destinations Lesson on Stage Fright   Title: Greater than the Fear of Death: Public Speaking Class: SPC1608- The Fundamentals of Public Speaking Introduction: Most students who take this class typically enter with a moderate to high degree of speech anxiety, or the fear of speaking in front of an audience.  These tools are meant […]

World of Robots

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Johnny Mickael World of Robots – Computer Science Class: Computer Fundamentals and Applications CGS 2100   Introduction: Introduce students to a real life example by completing Excel Datasheets project with Valencia College IT Department so that they applied the principals and outcomes of Excel Datasheets with Valencia College IT Department or nonprofit organizations.   Video: […]

Critical Thinking and Civil Debate for Ordinary Life (and Ethics, btw)

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This lesson is about how basic critical thinking works, and how important it is when discussing issues that are controversial or personal or are otherwise disposed to unnecessarily heated discussions. I will begin by showing that techniques exist for this, both for regulating emotions and then for proceeding in a rational way regardless of how […]

Supervillains: the real Heroes

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Luke Leonard Title: Supervillains: the real Heroes Before class: I will require them to watch one of these three videos and to begin reading Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces. I explain that these videos are You Tube and not professionally done, thought the authors in these videos do have some credibility. Entrance […]

R.I.P. Print?

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Is print dead? Print is not dead.  Rumors of its death have been greatly exaggerated.  The economics of the publishing industry, which of course includes e-publishing, is one of the reasons print will be with us for a long time to come.  If you’d like to listen to a discussion of this issue, NPR aired […]

Got a meeting, take a walk TED Talk

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Here is a great video found by good friend, Kevin Rushing.  This video talks about a great idea.  The great idea is taking a walk when you have a meeting.  She explains that people want to move and not just sit.  Your ideas will flow when you take a walk.  Check out this great video. […]

My Stroke of Insight

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Introduction: Brain is an organ with more than 85 billion neurons and 10-50 trillion neuroglial cells to support these neurons. This organ with numerous numbers of cells only weights about 3 lb in adults. Each one of its neurons forms approximately 1000 synapses with other neurons. Brain is such a complicated, organized, amazing organ that […]

The In’s and Out’s of Memory

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Class: General Psychology Introduction: (summary of lesson) This will be part of the General Psychology Memory chapter lesson.  We will discuss the following in this lesson: ·        Where Memory takes place in the brain. ·        The stages of short and long-term memory ·        Explicit and Implicit Memory. ·        Serial position effect ·        Autobiographical memory · […]

Why we will rely on robots?

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Robots will simply replace people on the job. In fact, they can become our essential collaborators, freeing us up to spend time on less mundane and mechanical challenges. Rodney Brooks points out how valuable this could be as the number of working-age adults drops and the number of retirees swells. He introduces us to Baxter, […]

Puzzle of Motivation

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This is a great Ted Talk lecture given by Dan Pink on extrinsic and intrinsic motivation and the modern business.  I intend to use this in my Intro to Business class when we discuss business management and motivation.