Posts Categorized: Video

Learning in a Giffy (Pronounced Jiffy!)

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Here is an idea for you… Use animated Gifs to help with instructions in online assignments and assessments. Update: Now you can freely and easily make any YouTube video into a gif by simply adding the letters gif to the front of the word YouTube in any YouTube Video URL.  For those of you not familiar […]

Lync with Your Community

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As many of you know, this month we are discussing Valencia’s Strategic Goal #4 Partnering with the Community. In preparation for that Circle, we wanted to share a digital click with you. Why not use Lync to Partner with Your Community? We tried to summarize the idea for you in the 1 minute video below, and […]

Paper Is Not Dead!

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For those of you still holding out, for those of you who know in your heart of hearts that “Paper Is Not Dead!”, this video is for you! Actually, I think all of you will get a kick out of this one. I am a digital guy, but after watching this, I have to admit, paper is […]

History of Ideas – short podcasts

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BBC animated podcasts, from 90 seconds to 12 minutes in length, can be useful discussion sparks or background reference material for your classes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3vVjcY47k2p5Wsnj3ZFHV5W/a-history-of-ideas

2014 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology

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Yesterday there was an interesting, free webinar from Inside Higher Ed editor Scott Jaschik and Technology Reporter Carl Straumsheim. In the webinar they reviewed the results of the 2014 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology.  According to the findings, there is still quite a bit of skepticism regarding the efficacy of online courses. “A majority of […]

Using Greenscreen for Video Introductions

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The other day, I got a request from Buffy Pilloud, Professor of Yoga and Meditation, to get together and discuss using greenscreen to help her make a welcome video for her students. (Thanks Buffy for letting me share your video with Circles!) Long story short, we set an appointment and met yesterday. I brought my pop-up greenscreen and during […]

Great Scott, It’s Back to the Future Day!

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Twenty-five years ago this fall, Back to the Future II was released in theaters all across the country. And in the highly popular sequel, instead of jumping 30 years into the past to 1955, we traveled with Doc Brown and Marty McFly thirty years into the future to October 21st, 2015, or one year from today! Of […]

Man versus Ape Experiment

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Assignment: Remove the nut from the shaft Are we teaching the right things at school? Thanks in large part to my participation in Circles of Innovation – Fun Theory Challenge, I have been trying some new things with my First Five this semester. For those of you not familiar with the term, the term First Five relates to […]

Movenote: Presenting Made Simple

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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 […]

Supersonic Ping-Pong Bazooka

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What happens when you shoot a ping-pong ball at speeds faster than an F16 fighter jet can fly? Take a look for yourself. Kind of makes me wish I had majored in Mechanical Engineering. Here is a link to the Perdue web page. [youtube=http://youtu.be/YYNCGZCul1Q]