Posts Tagged: Good Reads

Technology Trends – 2015 ECAR Study

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It is official, 2015 was a milestone year. According to the ECAR study, smartphone ownership (92%) exceeded laptop ownership (91%) for the first time. If you would like to read more about the Technology Trends, Click Here or on the image below. 

Don’t have to be Friends to Rule my Facebook Group

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As many of you know, I have been using private Facebook groups in my classroom for a year now to encourage discussion beyond the classroom.  So far, it has been very successful.  I found this information as I was looking for support for why using Facebook in an educational way.  It explains how you don’t […]

Valencia Professor Josh Engages Educators

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One of our very own Valencia faculty members, Professor Josh as most know him, uses his blog to “engage, excite and educate.”  Professor Josh gave me my first introduction to using social media in the classroom.  Now I am hooked on how it can be used in good ways to enhance communication and student engagement […]

Apps Aim To Help With Mental Health Issues

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Games like Flappy Bird and Candy Crush have helped many of us de-stress during long waits at the doctor’s office and crowded Metro rides. They have also frustrated many a teacher as students have chosen to play them rather than pay attention in class, but what if an app could actually help with mental health? […]

Possible new perspectives on emotion, cognition, and attention

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At the Innovations Conference Bill Rankin made reference the the graphic below. He suggested we take note of the activity (or lack there of) that is happening while in class and joked that if you want activity, you should let your students sleep in class. According to the article, they weren’t really testing education, it […]

Do You Have the Personality to Be an Inquiry-Based Teacher?

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Thank you Dr. Bass for sharing this interesting article with Circles. In it, Thom Markham poses an interesting question, “Do you have the personality to be an Inquiry-Based teacher?” Are you optimistic? Are you open? Are you appreciative? Are you flexible? Are you purposeful? Why are these traits critical to the next generation of teachers? To […]

Is Google Making Us Stupid?

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Have you noticed your attention span slipping. What used to keep your full attention now isn’t quite able to keep you focused! Perhaps, you are no longer able to read like you once did, or perhaps you are looking for the “like” button to click on as you are reading. Well, Nicholas car wrote a […]