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Submitted by Gary Natriello on Tue, 2015-06-30 06:37

To get ready for our July 1 EdLab Seminar where we will consider ways to re-design the EdLab Seminar, it is important for everyone to read "On Seminars, Rituals, and Cowboys" by Richard Quantz.

This article is from the Teachers College Record and is available online at:


Please read this BEFORE coming to the seminar!

Please be sure to MARKUP the article as you read it and be sure to BRING the article with you to the seminar.

Submitted by Gary Natriello on Mon, 2015-05-04 07:55

Microsoft has released tools for using Kinect to build a holodeck. This seems like an interesting opportunity both for the EdLab and for the Learning Theater.

Submitted by Gary Natriello on Fri, 2015-01-09 13:33

We have been thinking about white boards for the fourth floor and for the library more generally. One option that seems worth considering is the new Betabook that is currently running a Kickstarter campaign.

For more information, check out the betabook collection on vimeo:

What do you think of using betabook for design events?

Can you imagine offering a maker workshop where TC students create betabooks using covers from soon to be discarded library books?

Can you see other ways to use these types of portable personal whiteboards?

Submitted by Gary Natriello on Tue, 2014-10-21 07:12

If great art is about taking away instead of adding on, Carvey is the tool for us! And it handles wood, metal, plastics, wax, linoleum, etc.

Submitted by Gary Natriello on Fri, 2014-08-22 07:37

Check out the new set of Nearables that might offer some interesting opportunities for events and activities in the Learning Theater:

How would you use these sensors to enhance the learning experience in the Learning Theater environment?

Submitted by Gary Natriello on Thu, 2014-08-14 05:29

Before you redouble your efforts to be creative, check out this piece in the NYT on the impact of resetting your brain.

Submitted by Gary Natriello on Wed, 2014-06-18 07:56

Worried, even scared, that you are unprepared for these times dominated by the forces of disruption? Relax, it was all a joke. Take a look at Jill Lepore's skewering of the "theory" of disruptive innovation. Suggestions for minor improvements now welcome!

Submitted by Gary Natriello on Tue, 2014-05-27 06:36

Itching for the adventure of doing a startup? Check out One Startup's Struggle to Survive the Silicon Valley Goldrush. Seems like the new economy is a lot like the old economy.

Submitted by Gary Natriello on Sat, 2014-05-24 08:38

In case you missed it earlier, take a look at this commentary on the research university by Nicholas Lemann. He makes a number of points about the position of the research university in the contemporary world that have implications for our own work. Definitely worth a read!

Submitted by Gary Natriello on Wed, 2014-04-23 07:07

Libraries are confronting the challenge of providing discovery tools according to this report from the Chronicle. The options are changing in ways that will impact researchers, particularly novice researchers.