Posts Tagged: Video

EDpuzzle: Make Any Video Your Lesson

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As part of Destination 2015: Flipped Learning, the Circles team wanted to share a technology that would  allow teachers to easily curate great videos and then flip those videos to create interactive out of class content.Of the many technologies we tested in preparation for Destination 2015, EDpuzzle was the most robust with the easiest interface. The […]

Video in the Classroom

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If you have a smart device and a YouTube account, then you are a walking production studio and you may not know it. This summer in Destinations, we will be discussing digital tools you can use to easily and freely make videos with your students in your classroom. First things first, are you iOS or […]

LikeYoYo and More Fun with GIFs

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Special thanks to Carl Creasman for sharing this idea with Circles of Innovation. After discussing yesterday’s post, Learning in a Giffy, Carl read about a new web app called LikeYoYo which turns GIFs into interactive animations. To read the Fast Company article he was reading, click here. LikeYoyo is a new online app from Turkish […]

Learning in a Giffy (Pronounced Jiffy!)

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Here is an idea for you… Use animated Gifs to help with instructions in online assignments and assessments. Update: Now you can freely and easily make any YouTube video into a gif by simply adding the letters gif to the front of the word YouTube in any YouTube Video URL.  For those of you not familiar […]

Paper Is Not Dead!

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For those of you still holding out, for those of you who know in your heart of hearts that “Paper Is Not Dead!”, this video is for you! Actually, I think all of you will get a kick out of this one. I am a digital guy, but after watching this, I have to admit, paper is […]

Using Greenscreen for Video Introductions

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The other day, I got a request from Buffy Pilloud, Professor of Yoga and Meditation, to get together and discuss using greenscreen to help her make a welcome video for her students. (Thanks Buffy for letting me share your video with Circles!) Long story short, we set an appointment and met yesterday. I brought my pop-up greenscreen and during […]

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 […]

If-Else Construct – A C Programming Selection Structure

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I teach information technology (IT) courses including programming courses. One of the programming languages I teach is C, and one of the first constructs the students need learn is the if-else construct, which is a selection-type programming structure. Selections allow the program to branch in different directions based on a condition, which usually has to […]

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: 

Now Introducing….Start Here Orientation Video

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Introduction: This video will be a link in the preemail that is sent to students prior to SPC 1017, Interpersonal Communication (online) course starting. Students will be notified that they will be producing an introductory video the first week of class and to visit the Animoto website in advance.   Interactive Engagement Strategies: When students begin […]

My Stroke of Insight

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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 […]

A cool video on Teaching in the 21st Century

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I like this video, it shows the activities that can be done in the classroom to engage students in motivating ways. I like the author’s point of view in terms of students do not need to be entertained, but they need to be engaged. We sometimes forget to differentiate between these two important ways of […]

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 […]

Citizen CPR- Helps EMTs Save Lives

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For the EMT Program Introduction: EMT students enter the EMT Program certified with the American Heart Association Healthcare Provider card.  While they all have had the course, many of them do not truly understand the importance of early recognition of cardiac arrest and early CPR. Many people tend to think that Emergency Medical Service jobs are all […]

Smart thinking Strategies by a young mind!

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I like this video, although it is cleverly done by a child in a humorous way, but it is nothing short of reality in life. Our good and bad experiences in life all boils down to our attitudes towards life, and how we perceive ourselves and our responsibilities at home, at work, and in the […]