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3 months ago
"Title IX was a breakthrough, but it is flawed." says British academic and Professor of Humanities, Jacqueline Rose:"Legal critics have claimed it abuses ‘due process’ by acting as a court of law while neglecting protections such as the right to an attorney, or full advance not...
3 months ago
Is detention, suspension, or expulsion a proper way to help an undisciplined or troubled student? I don’t find these solutions worthwhile from an institutional or individual viewpoint. It’s essentially a lose lose situation. For instance, what if the student is the next Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg? The school might lose out on the potential of the student. On the other hand, the student might miss out on future educational and employment opportunities because of the expulsion. The issue of school discipline has come into sharp focus followin...
h/t to Jo for that awesome article “Women, this is How We'll Win.” In the “great minds think alike” world, the next cafe c...
As SpaceX blasts off a car into space, headed toward Mars, the curtain begins to close on the “Out of this World” Mars experience in the Learning Theater. This March we are projected to send the final groups of colonists out to redder pastures. So it’s time to start thinking about what the next big edu-taining experience for the LT space might be. I spent some time pondering the future of the space and here is a pitch for a possible way to transform the 4th floor in the coming months.
3 months ago
You would think getting to Mars requires the expertise of a rocket scientist, but at Teachers College (TC) all it took was a dedicated team of designers, creatives, and technicians to launch out toward the Red Planet.  I want to share with you how we created one piece of technology for this immersive experience. But first, let me get you caught up on the mission.
The #TimesUp and #MeToo movements have served as unprecedented catalysts of bravery and self-discovery for those who have felt silenced and abandoned. While Hollywood is perhaps the most flagrant example of intolerable behavior, the severity and magnitude of accusations have begged introspection across all industries. Equality in the workplace has long been the rallying cry of women in every profession. Lately, much attention has been given to women's safety in the face of sexual harassment, but there are...
3 months ago
I love a good gloomy atmosphere but I guess there is science behind calling people "bright" in school and the office.In this article from Fast Co. a few recent studies are presented that suggest dim or dull l...
4 months ago
Are you an artist? Do you know any? If so this is a great opportunity. Funded by the Myers Foundation and supported by our very own Design Team, the yearly EdLab Art Commission has made the Gottesman Libraries a place to find great art at the intersection of Education, Technology and Creativity.Please spread the word, info below and on
4 months ago
H5P is an incredibly flexible tool to help design an interactive and scaffolded learning experience with videos. It is open source with the MIT license, which means anyone can use it to make a great software.Below is a demo. https://h5p.org/ https://github.com/h5p/h5p-interactive-video
4 months ago
Four years ago I was part of a Teachers College contingent that visited IBM. This morning I am back in the same room (I think) with different hosts to learn about the work IBM is doing in education. I will report highlights below.