Posts Tagged: Circles of Innovation

Destination: Circles Track 2014 Exit Ticket Results featuring Tagxedo

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Assessment is often a dirty word in higher education, but we’re getting better at figuring out what can/should be measured every day. On the last day of Valencia College’s annual profession development program Destination, the 2014 Circles of Innovation Track participated in a snowflake activity as an exit ticket for the five week experience. The […]

Facebook for Educators

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Many educators like myself are apprehensive about using social media tools in our classrooms.  After looking inward and analyzing why I was fearful of this, I realized that I cannot afford to be fearful of social media.  If I continue my path of fear, my students will lose a tremendous opportunity to learn how to […]

No more Bulky Binders – ePortfolio Bliss

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Laurinda Lott When I first enrolled in Destinations, I had a goal to find a new way to enhance a current portfolio project that is used in most of our Teacher Education courses.  This assignment that I am posting is slightly different than most as it is not just a simple lesson plan to be […]

Cuban Missile Crisis

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Name:  Nancy Maurer Discipline: History Intro:  Here are the two pieces of media which I will be using in my classes for Fall 2014 on the Cuban Missile Crisis. Image: http://www.juhaliede.com/poster3.html   Video: YouTube video sponsored by the Massachusetts School of Law (3:38) Here is the embed link: 

Love with Microbiology (good microbes)

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Singh Final Project Discipline: Biology Video Title: Simple Science – The Micro-Organisms Song  Categories: Science, Education Time Frame: The very first day of class Introduction: This is a really good video to take away fear of students taking this class of Microbiology that all microbes are bad. Learning Objective: Students will gain perspectives on the […]

Engaging the Active Learner (infographic)

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The following infographic gives a clear, short explanation on the importance of using active learning strategies in the classroom. Using these strategies and encouraging students to change from passive learners waiting for information to be handed to them to active, enthusiastic learners that get involved in the learning process has a significant impact on enhancing […]

My Stroke of Insight

Posted by & filed under Biology, Blackboard, Brain-based Learning, Education, Faculty Development, infographic, Science, Strategy, TED, Uncategorized, Video.

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 Constitution of the United States

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John De Graca Title: What the Constitution of the United States of America is? Class: Political Science 2041: The United States Government Introduction: As a professor of Political Science teaching the US Government, one of my goals is that my students must possess a deep knowledge of the Constitution from its inception to date. The Constitution was […]

Strange Names for Strange Places

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This is a 4-minute video featuring Mitchell and Webb – 2 British comedians.  The topic covered in the video is exploration, and how newly discovered lands acquired their names: Virginia, the East Indies, New South Wales,  and Greenland.  It can be used in the classroom as an introduction to exploration and colonization – or as […]

How to Train Students to Use Technology Appropriately

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Most students have easy access to laptops, smart phones, or other technological devices.  They know how to use technology outside of the classroom, but do they know how to use technology in the classroom?   This blog post contains a summary of ways that technology can be used as a learning tool inside and outside […]

Effective Lesson Planning

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This summer, I have been learning how to incorporate technology into my courses. The culminating project of the Circles of Innovation professional development course is to devise a threaded lesson plan.  While working on my final lesson plan, I found this 4-step guide to effective lesson planning which also incorporates technology.  Hopefully, this article and infographic […]

Lesson Plan: A Lazy Electron Wake-up Call around Series-Parallel Circuits

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Deb Hall Title: A Lazy Electron Wake-up Call around Series-Parallel Circuits Class: EET 1214C Introduction to Engineering Technology Introduction: I selected this particular topic because many of my students seem to find measuring current within a circuit to be most challenging. I think that these tools might help engage my audience because it will capture […]