STARTL will be hosting their first Mobile Learning Design Boost at NYC on March 15 — 19, a 5-day competition in designing mobile learning applications for kids. A participating team will consist of programmers, designers, and business promoters.
Erin and I are working on some video's for a design event surrounding first year teaching resources. If you have any non-EdLab friends currently in their first or second year of teaching, please let me know!
Anyone interested can email me at MaryKatePappas@gmail.com
Thanks so much!
This Thursday morning, prepare to be agitated--fabulously, of course. Christina Kral will be hosting a morning reception and private viewing of her Fabulous Agitation installation and brand new website before she rolls it out on the 2nd Floor.
FabAgit has been creating and collecting books, artifacts, and videos from previous agitations. Take a coffee and a few minutes for a little exploration, explanation and inspiration from Christina.
To refresh your memory on the events and mini-residencies hosted by FabAgit, che...
If you haven't already, stop by the 2nd floor of the library to view the hottest items off the EdLab die cutter. Our excellent graphic design intern, Neha, created these life sized line drawings of each new resident and cut them from adhesive vinyl. This involved lots of trouble shooting and learning about the quirks of our new die cutter, but Neha's perseverance paid off. I think that the end result is a great example of the type of creative work you can accomplish when you have a machine like this "in-house."
I'm posting this for some friends. It's a Call for Designers (but they definitely define "designer" loosely and all interested should apply). The program is called
Making Policy public. Also be sure to check out this popular project from last year.
This series is run by an organization called Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP). They focus on teaching all things city related to kids in schools (mostly hig...
It's been several weeks since Jeff, Dan P., and Dan T.--three of EdLab's artists-in-residents--presented their summer proposals to EdLab. Now that they've reached the halfway mark of their residencies, they're offering us a glimpse of what they've been up to, answering questions and potentially asking for feedback. Watch for their blog posts this week to get a sneak peek of what's to come on Friday.
We will also be welcoming our fourth resident of the summer, Christina Kral. This will be your chance to learn more about her work and her proposed project that will continue into the fall sem...
As the 'Grow what you eat' event approaches, the need to promote this event has been on our minds. In addition to grabbing the attention of students at Teachers College, how can we bring in the general public? Just from my first impression of TC, it seems that many students don't have an idea what EdLab is about, or that it even exists. So I think a little self promotion is necessary.
As we think about transforming the workspace to be more inviting to visitors, let's think about some fun marketing ideas. I'll just throw out an idea that I have been researching a bit. Have you heard of spra...
Just want to remind everyone about the Edlab Garden seedling giveaway event tomorrow from 12:30-2pm on the 2nd floor collaboration space. This event features urban gardening tips, local green resources and free edible seedlings. For more information please visit this link for more information. See you there.
I just wanted to give everyone the heads up on an exhibition featuring work by our very own Erin Murphy who has been filming local teams for Architecture for Humanity's Open Architecture Challenge: Classroom.
Footage and stills by Erin are part of The Global Polis: Interactive Infrastructures, a show on contemporary experiments in planning, architecture, and design.
The opening is this Friday, May 15, 6 - 8pm at the Center for Architecture, 136 LaGuardia Place (just above Bleecker). The show...
I've got lots of Scratch sensor boards on loan, and I'd like to put together an activity for kids during Scratch Day at TC on May 16. I was thinking about a "build your own game controller" workshop where kids could build tilt sensors, dance pads, or other types of controllers for the games that they're programming in Scratch. The mater...