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Meet Zenbo – Your Smart Little Buddy

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Zenbo is described as a, “capable home robot designed to provide assistance, entertainment, and companionship to families.” What do you think? Would you want one? What about Zenbo for the classroom? Would you like to learn more? Click here. 

Education for Sustainability

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Sustainability, the challenge of meeting “the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (Brundtland Report, 1987), is a multi-faceted concept that impacts our daily lives, engages our students, and can enrich any classroom curriculum. On the last day of Valencia College’s annual professional development program Destination, […]

Transactive Memory

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Transactive Memory –  a psychological hypothesis first proposed by Daniel Wegner describing the mechanisms through which groups collectively encode, store, and retrieve knowledge. Today, students don’t remember things, they remember where things are. Then, they go and retrieve them when they need them. This is also known as the Google Effect.  This powerful effect is changing how and when students […]

Vialogues : Meaningful discussions around video

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Vialogues(Video+Dialogues) is an asynchronous Video discussion tool which can be used for leveraging digital videos for learning by adding group interaction as part of the online video experience. Source: Vialogues : Meaningful discussions around video

A Flipped Lesson: Fusing a Video with a Formative Assessment

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The following post is a part of the Flipped Classroom series from the 2015 Summer Destination Program:  Special thanks to Nicolas Navarro for submitting an example of a flipped lesson that he has prepared to teach geometry and unit conversions to students in his Developmental Math class. The basic idea of flipping a lesson is […]

A Flipped Lesson: Using Screenchomp to make a Khan-esque Lesson

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The following post is a part of the Flipped Classroom series from the 2015 Summer Destination Program:  Special thanks to Andrea Tice for submitting an example of a flipped lesson that she has prepared to teach students in her Gen Chem II course how to balance complex reduction-oxidation reactions. The learning outcomes for this lesson […]

How to Embed Academic Twitter Feeds into Online Courses

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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 […]

The Library – Not for stuffy stuff anymore!

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I never thought that the library only contained higher level contemplation material.   But then, I live here.  I get to see a lot of the fun stuff in our collection all the time.  I only hear whispers of people postulating about ancient texts and boring books.  Really?  In our library?  Not a chance!  We have […]

Fun Theory Challenge – Now Accepting Submissions

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Fun Theory is simply the idea that something as simple as fun is the easiest way to change people’s behavior for the better. Want people to take stairs instead of the escalator? Turn the stairs into a piano! Want people to use hand sanitizer? Have the sanitizer machine talk to them as they walk past! […]