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6 years ago
As a theoretical neuroscientist, technologist and entrepreneur, Dr. Vivienne Ming knows a thing or two about maximizing human potential. Named one of 2013’s "Ten Women to Watch in EdTech," Ming visited EdLab in April of 2015 to share her insights into identifying skills and sources of motivation for everyone from kindergarteners to CEO’s using data-based cognitive models. ...
6 years ago
Rochester, New York is home to The Strong National Museum of Play, a colorful and whimsical 282,000 square foot interactive museum devoted entirely to play. This unique institution houses the National Toy Hall of Fame, the World Video Game Hall of Fame, an indoor butterfly garden, a deep archive and library of play...
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What began as the ancient Egyptian practice of preserving deceased household pets through the process of mummification has evolved into a group of tattooed metropolitans gathered in a converted Greenpoint barber shop around a table of frozen mice. The Mouse Taxidermy Class taught by Brooklyn-based taxidermist and entomology artist, Amber Maykut at HoardaCulture invites curious minds and lifelong collectors to fina...
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In August of 2015, Head of Digital Education for the Music Sales Group and Director of MusicFirst Jim Frankel shared the story of the cloud-based software from concept to successful implementation in music classrooms around the world. A former music teacher and Teachers College graduate, Frankel both demonstrates the range of the software and explains the pedagogical underpinnings of this innovative learning...
6 years ago
Holography is a science. It's physics and light photonics and the manipulation of surfaces with lasers. But it's also an art. The Center for Holographics Arts , known as the Holocenter, is stalwart in promoting and developing holograms as an artform. Housed in a turn-of-the-century home on Governors Island, the summer museum and arts center demystifies the outwardly complex nature of this technology by engaging the pu...
6 years ago
Founder Cindy Thompson of Transformit, shared the versatility and ingenuity behind the sculptural shapes and interior designs known as Transformit at the EdLab Seminar in January 2015. The EdLab will be using Transformit to create on-the-fly learning spaces in the Smith Learning Theater. Check out the talk and the related discussion on on Vialogues.
6 years ago
Not only does New York City lay claim to being the nation's most populous city, it is also situated in one of the largest harbors in the world. Unfortunately, many residents never take full advantage of the wonderful economic, recreational, and educational opportunities that living in a port city provides. The Waterfront Alliance strives to protect, transform, and revitalize our harbor and waterfronts. For th...
6 years ago
In May, 2014, VOXY CEO and Founder Paul Gollash and Chief Education Officer, Katie Nielson visited the EdLab seminar to demonstrate that successful language acquisition is indeed possible for adult ESL students with the help of language learning tech tools founded on research-based pedagogic principles. ...
6 years ago
Everyone remembers their first college tour; keeping pace with a spirited upperclassman as they weave through a maze of libraries, dormitories, and lecture halls while a million questions race across your mind. The experience is a little different when you've biked near 70 miles to be there. I Challenge Myself is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that brings 10 New York City high school students to 7 colleg...
6 years ago
In August, 2015, Melissa Halfon from Vidcode visited the EdLab Seminar. Vidcode is a video coding platform that teaches girls that learning to code is not only possible but creative and applicable to their hobbies and interests. Melissa shared how girls across the country are exploring code to make videos and take the first steps toward studies in computer science. Check out the talk and the related discu...