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6 years ago
Nara, Reindorf, Laura, Rebecca: Yes, our model looks like a traditional classroom, but our idea is to create a class that teaches empathy and helps teachers step into the shoes of their students. We started with the focus on special education teachers - we can recreate what it's like for a student to take a class with a specific learning disability. This could also be used for the many psychology students at TC. Teachers College students can step into the classroom and put themselves in the shoes of their potential patients - what is it like to be a student with ADHD? We don't think tec...
6 years ago
I just wanted to remind you that you can still add items to the digital time capsule! There's only one more week to add your items. Check out this pressible post on how to add your work to the world's first digital time capsuel
6 years ago
Earlier this week, some of us took a trip to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) to visit their $200 million Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC). The day started out with a scenic drive upstate and as soon as we arrived on the RPI campus we felt far away from New York City. We walked around the beautiful campus and then came upon EMPAC. It was a captivating building and as soon as we came upon it we began to take pictures and explore it from all angles. The EMPAC building fit right into its natural environment where despite its large siz...
Reshaping Libraries: What can academic libraries offer that no other place on a college campus is offering? Rethinking the traditional role of the library and offering unique experiences to patrons can ensure that libraries remain relevant. Libraries may find it worthwhile to ask students what they feel is missing from their colleges and then work to fill that gap. Libraries can stay popular by creating the space and tools to he...
The math emporium is a lab at the University of Texas at Arlington created by The National Center for Academic Transformation, a nonprofit organization that creates experimental, technology-focused learning environments for institutions. Arlington will use the lab to dramatically pivot algebra instruction: one third of class time will be spent in a traditional cl...
Movement Towards Mobile Have you ever texted a question to a librarian? Have you ever found directions to the exact location of a book in the library stacks from your phone? Have you ever picked up your phone to renew a library book? There are a group of librarians working hard to make sure you are easily able to use your phone to access your library’s services. In fact, there was recently a whole conference devot...
7 years ago
I wanted to spread the word about the Digital Humanities Conference in Hamburg that's taking place right now. Lea, a member of our services staff, wrote a great post about the conference on our Learning at the Library Pressible site. If you are interested in Digital Humanities be sure to watch the opening ceremony from the conference.
7 years ago
It's summer and many people are leaving the city for weekend beach getaways and vacations. But traveling is a bit different than it used to be, we now have apps helping us every step of the way. Today there is an interesting article in the New York Times about apps that make it easier to car pool. At another EdLab group lunch today an EdLaber mentioned that they would be using an ...
7 years ago
Yesterday's seminar from ReadMill opened up the opportunity for discussion on digital reading. Everyone has their own take on sharing their reading online. I personally dislike, Goodreads, very much and went into the seminar skeptical. But Henrik was a great presenter and although there are aspects of his tool that I remain skeptical about, there were also some intriguing aspects of Readmill that piqued my curiosity. Well, today thanks to Rebekah Wallin pointing me to the blog,
7 years ago
Recently we all read the book, Group Genius, by Keith Sawyer. An interesting discussion ensued about what makes group work effective and how the concepts discussed in the book could be applied to the EdLab. Our coworker, Dina, at the services desk, recently wrote a post on Pressible about another book in our collection that discusses group and team work. If you found Group Genius interesting, you may just want to check this book out. It was also brought to my atten...