Posts Tagged: learning

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 […]

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 […]

“Why should I care about math?”

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Course: Developmental Math I/II Introduction: My goal with this threaded assignment is to give encouragement to developmental math students as they begin the term. I have moved up the ranks from SL Leader, to Lab Instructor to Teacher and find the most common theme students share is in reference to “how bad they are at […]

5 techniques to speak any language: Sid Efromovich at TEDxUpperEastSide – YouTube

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Foreign Language Description: This might be very helpful for foreign languages students for this person speaks several languages and provide 5 techniques to learn any language. 5 techniques to speak any language: Sid Efromovich at TEDxUp via 5 techniques to speak any language: Sid Efromovich at TEDxUpperEastSide – YouTube.

How YOUR Videos will revolutionize YOUR classroom

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This posts discusses not just the use of including Youtube videos in your classes, but specifically mentions the benefits of the Professor actually making the videos themselves.  Short videos of a teacher giving a lesson, primarily in an environment other than the classroom, seems to be more engaging not just compared to lectures, but is […]

You Are Learning Something Important When It…

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Thanks to Shahnaz Kanani for this post on creating engagement for a subject: This post discusses one of the important aspects of teaching and learning: becoming involved, interested, and passionate about a subject matter. Personally I believe until I don’t help students become interested in the concept covered in a class session, they do not […]