The Earl Center for Learning and Innovation supports the academic and professional experience of the Wheelock community and serves as a resource for current and future educators, social workers, and child life professionals within Wheelock and across Boston. Together with the Library, we provide a rich, well-rounded set of resources for both research and practice.
Be sure and check out the Earl Center's Tumblr, featuring voices from students who work at and use the Earl Center. The most recent post by Cayla Lemire, Wheelock '17, describes her process in designing and creating (on the Earl Center's 3D printer!) an automatic door button that is more suited for service and guide dogs.
At about the size of a credit card, the Raspberry Pi packs a punch and brings affordable computing to all. For classroom teachers, if you're in a situation where money is tight, a Pi could be your way to get computing to your students. Because you can use older equipment, the initial outlay or request for funds does not have to be in thousands. And if you're looking for something that will teach programming and design thinking organically, the Pi can't be beat. The Pi might be a big undertaking for a lot of folks who aren't technically inclined, so please stop by the Earl Center and learn more.
The Earl Center has recently updated its Osmo set! Now, in addition to Tangrams, Words, Newton, and Masterpiece, we present: Osmo Coding! It’s a great little set with a number of coding blocks. The set up is the same as with Tangrams and the others: simply download the Coding app Continue Reading