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Rob Crawford, who, after completing the MFA program in writing at Columbia and launching Prelude , a New York-based journal of poetry and criticism, as well as working as an editor and researcher at Harper Collins and the Overlook Press, not to mention an independent researcher where he fact-checked an entire biography o...
The United States of America didn’t become politically polarized overnight. A growing trend of ever-narrowing echo chambers and media bubbles has widened the gap, reducing understanding across political parties and dividing a nation. Founded by Annafi Wahed The Flip Side  is a daily news digest with the mission to bridge the ga...
Ruta Kruliauskaite is an interactive designer and multimedia producer at EdLab. There, she works mainly in the Smith Learning Theater where she designs and runs interactive learning experiences. Recently, she ran a theater workshop for participants in the Literacy Unbound Summer Institute to introduce them to the process of creating a performance with technology in a v...
Students have long relied on counselors and advisors to ensure that they are enrolled in courses that advance their long term goals and are on schedule to graduate. Zachary Pardos wonders how data might weigh in on this kind of decision making and wayfinding online and on-campus for students in hi...
This summer, the Hollingworth Center hosted an experiential event in the Smith Learning Theater during their annual summer science camp for elementary students. The event, called Diving Deep, plunged camp participants into the depths of the ocean where they completed scientific studies in t...
The nature of one’s interactions when moving within and across physical environments can have a huge impact in defining his or her experience. One interdisciplinary approach to describing, representing, and interpreting these interactions is known as interaction geography. School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology postdoctoral fellow,
Artist Ziv Schneider was perusing the Teachers College archives when she came across a course titled "Household Arts for Students from Other Lands." The class was offered for one year only, in 1923, and employed the use of "practice cottages" to teach homemaking. A recent arrival to America herself, Schneider decided to explore the curriculum through her medium of choice: Augmented Reality. Schneider developed an original AR game sharing the cou...
We know games can help students improve math skills or better grasp scientific concepts but they also have the capacity to convince people of all ages that environmental conversation is worthwhile. The Nairobi-based tech startup, Internet of Elephants helps people connect to animals through immersive digital produ...
From navigating the subway system, to curling up with a Game of Thrones novel, to taking a standardized test; spatial thinking greatly influences how we engage with material both in the classroom and in the world. In July 2018, Daniel Ness of St. John’s University, Stephen Farenga from the City University of New York at Queens College, and Salvatore Garofalo from the City Universit...
There are many barriers standing between digital archives and the patrons they are intended to serve, including distrust and disapproval of digital collections, challenges in accessing technology, and lack of training opportunities for educators. Kalli Mathios is all too familiar with these concerns as an EdLab Library Services Associate and assistant branch manager at the Marcy Li...