Posts Tagged: Technology

Create customized infographics & online charts

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During Destination 2014, we did a session on the benefits of using infographics in education The session was primarily about curating infographics, but  in doing research for the session, I ran across a free, web-based infographic generator called infogr.am. The idea behind this tool is that you can choose a pre-made template, fill it with your own […]

Infographic: Students Like Social Media

Posted by & filed under infographic, Sparks.

To demonstrate how to post to circles, I put together a short sample video using this infographic. It has some interesting statistics that could be used to spark some interesting conversations about digital shift and how our as teachers continues to change. Enjoy the infographic. http://socialtimes.com/files/2012/03/students-like-social-media.jpg

Introducing Fin! Making Digital Technology Truly Digital

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Special thanks to Dennis Weeks who just shared Fin with Circles of Innovation. And, while not out until 2015, it does look interesting. I wonder what educational applications will become available through synchronization of Fin and other smart devices. According to their website, “Fin is a real life buddy” allowing individuals to perform digital interactions […]

In a Student’s Lifetime

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The infographic below shows the born on dates for many of the technologies that we take for granted today.  The ages in the circles represent how old students across the grade levels were when the technologies came out. How old were your students when smartphones were created? Click on the image to see the larger version.

THE Initiatives

Posted by & filed under Conference Notes, Ideas, Technology.

Just saw a very interesting presentation @InnovationsConf #INNA14. Long story short, J.D. Cootz and the team at Lone Star College Montgomery were presenting on THE Initiatives (where THE =Teaching Highlighting Engagement), their new classroom space, and their new theme based courses. The courses are kind of like LinC courses but linked by themes such as […]

Mail Merge with Images

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Special thanks to Jenelle Conner for sharing a quick an easy way to use mail merge to make event badges. In this video tutorial she shows how she helped us mail merge our badge image with the long list of people who have RSVP’d for  TEDxValenciaCollegeWomen.

An Empowered Mindset Towards Technology Innovation

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The following post was shared with Circles by Rob McCaffrey. One of Rob’s LinkedIn groups is called “Technology-Using Professors”, and it’s been a great resource for him to find interesting articles and tools relating to technology. The link below, hosted by www.educatorstechnology.com, was posted by group member Dan Ferreira that site and shared with us […]

Using YouTube in Blackboard

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As of April 30th, 2013, we now have a new tool in BlackBoard called Video Everywhere. This new tool allows teachers and students alike to use their web cameras and YouTube accounts to easily make and embed Youtube videos.  Just so you know, the Circles team is working on designing some video on demand content […]

The 100 Best Video Sites For Educators

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Last fall (Oct. 2012) Edudemic posted the top 100 Video Sites for Educators. Here is a link to that post. http://edudemic.com/2012/08/best-video-sites-for-teachers/ There are some really great resources there. Some of our favorites include: TedEd, Youtube EDU, Flixxy, Teacher Tube, Khan Academy and more.