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Destination 2018 Participants Infuse Sustainability into their Curriculum

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Valencia defines sustainability as resilient economic, social, and environmental systems that enhance quality of life for all community members present and future. Sustainability 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, the 2018 […]

CARE Intervention: Resources & Support

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The other day while attending the CARE track, they shared some really neat documents and ideas. And with their permission, I am now sharing them here on circles. For example, here i s a link to 60 Formative Assessment Tools CARE Faculty have many resources and tools available, both campus and college wide.  To support […]

Alexa, Raspberry Pi, & Playing with AI

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Special thanks to the Valencia Technology Club for the invitation to share and discuss tech. On Thurs. Nov 30th, I visited the club and shared back some of what I have learned about Raspberry Pi, Gaming, Alexa and AI.  It is always such a pleasure to get out and bounce ideas with engaged minds. Thanks again, and as […]

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 […]