This is a great database for independent documentary films on traditional American cultures. Check out their library of films: http://www.folkstreams.net/films.php
And while you are visiting, take a look at the feature documentary done by the Director of the Digital Design Studio, Scott Kecken.
We Are Arabbers follows the horse-and-wagon produce vendors along the streets of Baltimore, Maryland as they struggle to make a living and maintain their unique culture.
Do your students say things like “I’m just not a math person” or “Writing just isn’t my thing”? Tune in to our free Growth Mindset livestream to find out how you can use LearnStorm’s six Growth Mindset Activities and lesson plans to turn fixed mindsets into growth mindsets this school year. The challenge starts on 9/12, so sign up today at http://www.learnstorm2017.org
Bringing experts from your field into your classroom is a tried and true method for giving students exposure to real-world scenarios. You’d be surprised how many people are willing to come and share their knowledge. Here is an example from the Business department at West LA College who brought in Dr. Sarita Jackson to talk about her recent visit to Cuba. Enjoy and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel.
Here’s a great example of making history come to life in your classroom. There are clubs and organizations out there that reenact everything from the Renaissance to the U.S. Civil War. Here is one such group, Legion VI Historical Foundation doing a presentation for Humaities 60, People and their World: Technology and the Humanities taught by Anne Winter, adjunct Humanities professor at West LA College.
Great find on the Internets, a treasure trove of hand drawn videos on all types of biology and medicine topics. Check out the subjects page http://armandoh.org/subjects/
A sample of what to expect:
Forget the new Star Wars movie, check out this thrilling new tutorial video I just made on changing fonts in Outlook!
Verdana is the preferred font for people with low vision and this video will show you how to make your outgoing messages more accessible.
Check out our latest series, The West Student.
The West Student story archive preserves, recognizes, and honors the diversity of the West student experience. The project provides the opportunity for West students to record and share their stories. At the same time, it creates an archive for future generations.
Here are our first 10 stories:
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We had fun with this one. Our new ad for the Digital Design Studio.
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All students at the 9 colleges in the LACCD can now get the just released version of Office for Mac 2016!
This software is a big improvement over the previous Office for Mac.
In early July the software was released for Office 365 users, the standalone purchase option won’t be available till September, which means that all of our students can download and install it for free right now.
One thing to note, only Macs with the Yosemite operating system will be able to run this software.
Includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote. The how to video for students still applies although some of the screens look a little different.
NEW! ETUDES ENHANCED CERTIFICATION TRAINING FOR ON-CAMPUS INSTRUCTORS!
Enhance your on-campus instruction using the College’s Learning Management System (LMS), Etudes. Participating in this one day instructional program will introduce you to Etude’s tools and features enabling you to develop your first web-enhanced class. Participants will work face-to-face with a certified Etudes trainer in an on-campus workshop.
ETUDES CERTIFICATION TRAINING FOR ONLINE AND HYBRID INSTRUCTORS!
Complete your Etudes Certification by participating in a three-week, hybrid instructional program which will introduce you to the Etudes online learning management system. In addition to learning about the tools and features in Etudes, you will also start to develop your first online or hybrid class. Participants will have an opportunity to work face-to-face with a certified Etudes trainer combined with the flexibility of working online in between class meetings.
The training consists of weekly on-campus sessions in addition to 5 – 7 hours of work online each week. This gives you a flexible schedule and the opportunity to experience what it is like to be an online student. Dates and contact info below.
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