Posts Tagged: Technology

Lightboards Across the Curriculum

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Last Friday I had the opportunity to share our latest innovative tech tool with some colleagues from the Tampa Area. Special thanks to Tony Erban, Chair of Education at the University of Tampa, and Silvina Iglesias a Spanish teacher at Robinson High School in Hillsborough County, for dropping by, brainstorming, and trying out some new ways to use […]

Will Tega Take Our Jobs?

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How strong is your social/emotional intelligence? Not sure? Feel free to test your skills at Lab in the Wild or at Berkley’s Body Language Quiz. Both of these tests are designed to test your ability to identify people’s affective states.  The ability to read the emotions of others is an important skill for teachers. It allows us […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Google Car

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Introductory Video Shoot a video introducing the topic and provide purpose of lesson. Create accounts with YouTube Capture and Amara.org. You Tube Capture allows sharing of video, and Amara allows captioning. Word 2013 will allow translation of text into multiple languages, so that it can be copied and pasted into Amara captioning. Introduction Google Inc. announced […]

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 […]

YouTube or You Missing Out

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I had the pleasure of presenting on YouTube at the Destinations 2014 Circles of Innovation Track at Valencia College.  I was able to share some wonderful features and ways YouTube can be used in the classroom for engagement and connection. Here are some resources from the presentation: 1)  YouTube Instructional Videos 2)  YouTube or You […]

My favorite resources for teaching physics (can be used in any STEM)

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Hello Everyone, Here are the links to a few of my favorite FREE resources for STEM: 1. Phet – Great Simulations Developed by the University of Colorado team. All free, can be downloaded anywhere. PHET 2.CWSEI – Carl Weiman Science Educational Initiative – great resources for K-16 STEM educators. In case you do not know, […]

Getting Green Done by way of an Electrical Engineering Technology A.S. Degree!

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Confidently march across that bridge spanning the demand for green jobs and the supply of qualified people ready to fill them by earning an A.S. in EET…your green job credential! This blog post explains the value of an EET degree in the context of obtaining a green job. I found this blog at the Ecotech […]

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 […]

E-Portfolio Exploration

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Moving from the 20th century hard copy, 3-ring binder portfolio to the 21st century e-portfolio might be a daunting task.  Let educator Kurtis Hewson explain why it may be important to use an e-portfolio.  His Slideshare (like an online PowerPoint) may shed some light and be just the thing we need to get us and […]

Google Buys Word Lens and Makes It Free!

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Special thanks to Dennis Weeks for sharing this find. Google has apparently bought the popular iOS and Android visual translation app Word Lens. This software uses a smartphone camera to translate signs in real time into the users native language. Currently you can translate back and forth from English to German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese,and […]