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On the heels of the publication of his new book Going Online: Perspectives on Digital Learning, Robert Ubell shared insights from his work related to the anonymity, analytics, writing, and reflection opportunities that present themselves when education moves from classroom to cyberspace. He is Vice Dean Emeritus of Online Learning, at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Watch the full seminar
Not every student is a performer or even a writer but everyone has a story to tell. The Moth is a not-for-profit organization that embodies this belief. Since 1997, The Moth has dedicated itself to preserving the centuries-old oral tradition of storytelling, in this case true stories told live without notes. The podcast and event series extends itself to NYC youth through The Mo...
In March of 2017, Assistive Technology Consultant, Mark Surabian was joined by Kinems co-founder, Michael Boloudakis to demo their kinesthetic learning system for students K through 6. Through 16 different games, the system was designed to address occupational and physical therapy goals for students with high incidence learning disabilities. Watch the full seminar on Vialogues.
Pizza is part of New York’s DNA. It's iconic. It's omnipresent. And better yet, it's arguably the best. Between the late 19th and early 20th century, more than 4 million Italians immigrants set sail for the United States, bringing with them a love of good food and mastery of its craft. For the last quarter century, Goodfella's Pizza has continued this tradition. Opened in 1992, the Staten Island all-serv...
A professional Audio/Visual technician, Andy Myers, came by the EdLab to show how he's transferring his skills into schools. Using multimedia in after-school groups called "Talent," Andy is empowering students to become better questioners, listeners and storytellers. In the facilitation of these clubs, Andy is equally inspired as his students and he shares his experiences with the EdLab Seminar group. Check out the talk and the related discuss...
Not all toys are created equal. Some, in fact, are equipped with Friendgine, a hardware/software platform developed by Elemental Path that enables objects for internet connectivity and equips them with speech and a personality. Elemental Path CEO and Co-Founder, Donald Coolidge visited EdLab in December of 2016 to share the development behind their flagship product, the Cognitoys Dino, and demonstrate what this learning companion has to offer young minds....
While New York Harbor's own Ellis Island opened its doors in 1892; men, women, and children from overseas had set their sights on the land of opportunity well before then and continue to today. For over 450 years, America has symbolized economic possibility, political liberty, and provided refuge from war, famine, persecution, and religious intolerance for immigrants from every continent and corner of th...
Sometimes the best way to teach children road safety is to get them behind the wheel. That's the philosophy behind Safety Town ; Brookhaven, Long Island's own miniature village where students can learn bike, car, and pedestrian safety first hand. An initiative of the Highway Department, the Safety Town in Brookhaven is not the first of its kind bu...
Selected matches teachers with schools (and jobs) they love. The online platform allows educators to find schools faster and more effectively based on both teacher and school preferences. Selected co-founders, Waine Tam and Luis Pazmino demoed their product and shared the rationale behind its development at EdLab in October 2016. Watch the full seminar ...
FlowerSchool New York founder Eileen Johnson always loved to entertain. After retiring from her work as director of outreach for Children’s Scholarship Fund, she was looking for a new skill to learn and share. There was an oversaturation of cooking institutions so she took a flight to Paris and learned the art of floral design instead. What started in 2003 as a series of master classes featuring the b...