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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,
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...
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...
Ariela Robinson has a passion for fusing art and literature. In fact, she researches the intersection of the two fields as a doctoral candidate in the interdisciplinary program at Teachers College, Columbia University. Also a high school English teacher for the past 10 years, Robinson has regularly asked her students to create pieces of art based on books they study together. Robinson’s most recent student showcase took place in the
The phrase big data has a somewhat intimidating presence in educational settings. Teachers and school leaders feel increasingly pressured to take up data analytic practices without being entirely equipped for this new facet of education. To confront this issue, a recent event in the Smith Learning Theater, the Education Leadership Data Ana...
The number of times a student highlights a page or how many hours before a test that student chooses to review notes might not look like much to most professors. But to Phil Winne, it’s data. Winne is a professor in the faculty of education at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada ...
When Annie Ellman and Nadia Telsey first founded the Brooklyn Women’s Martial Arts dojo, its focus was teaching self-defense to women and girls and the year was 1974. The 80s not only saw BWMA find a permanent location in Park Slope but also the addition of classes to specifically support women of color and those with disabilities. The organization was renamed the Center for Anti-Violence Education in the 1990s...