#TinyBookTuesday “Reading Made Easy; Adorned with a neat set of Cats”

Submitted by Alexandra Lederman on Tue, 12/16/2014 - 6:31pm.
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It’s #TinyBookTuesday from the Teacher’s College Library! Today we have “Harrison’s First Book for Children or Reading Made Easy Adorned with a neat set of Cats” published by W & J Harrison around 1818.


Books from the Library of Maxine Greene

Submitted by Gonzalo Obelleiro on Tue, 12/16/2014 - 12:21pm.
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During my first year at Teachers College, I was lucky to have taken Maxine Greene's seminar on aesthetics and education. Her pedagogical strategy was simple:

1) She cultivated a life of aesthetic, intellectual, and moral growth with complete integrity; she lived in conversation with great books, welcoming provocative and strange ideas into her life (albeit not uncritically).

2) She shared that life with her students and colleagues. A philosophical conversation with Maxine was an invitation to think, to really think, to think as if for the first time.

After Maxine's passing this May, the managers of her estate gave the Gottesman Libraries the generous gift of a curated selection of books from Maxine's personal library. The books have now their home in room 104b. The selection, I should add, is fantastic. Reading these books would make anyone a deeper thinker, and a more sensitive, wide-awakened person.


How to Study for an Exam

Submitted by Carmel Addae on Mon, 12/15/2014 - 2:48pm.
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As the semester draws to an end, students are busy preparing for finals and finishing projects. The stress level tends to reach its peak during this time period. Stress is a problem that has worked its way through education and cannot be avoided. This piece highlights some good studying techniques. It’s talks about certain things students need to take into consideration in order to bring down stress levels during final exams. It will help students cope well. Some of the tips include:

  • What’s worse than being stressed is being around stressed people.
  • Don’t underestimate your efficiency.
  • Stick to the 80/20.
  • Don’t change your routines too much (even your social plans).
  • What’s worse than not studying is pretending to study.


EdLab Seminar: What’s Possible Now for Innovative Graduate Education with Christine Geith 12.15.2014

Submitted by George Nantwi on Mon, 12/15/2014 - 1:05pm.
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Using Raspberry Pi to Engage Students

Submitted by Kafoumba Doumbia on Sun, 12/14/2014 - 11:19pm.
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Raspberry Pi is a mini size computer in shape of an ID card that can serve as plugs into your TV and keyboard. It comes equipped with a SD card that can used to install data. I used Raspberry Pi for my digital electronics project. It consisted of using Raspberry Pi to create an alarm system for your mobile phone that can be used for security.

Raspberry Pi can be used for many things that our home computers and iPads are currently do. You can use it for spreadsheets, word-processing and even games with high definition game display. It’s important that we start introducing this sort of educational tools to students to engage them and teach them about programming. Raspberry Pi is a very useful educational tool that students can learn in developing their problem solving skills. Though it is an inexpensive product, it offers many benefits for students. The video below highlights five awesome things you can do with the Raspberry Pi.