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.
Wednesday, Feburary 3rd 1:30-3pm, Earl Center. Stevie Rumney will present a menu of technology tools for your experiential pleasure. Join the discussion on practical integration of these devices into your work, enjoy hands-on experimentation, come and play. Meet the 3D printer, MakeyMakey, Arduino, Raspberry Pi and Minecraft. Refreshments. All are invited! RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
The newest addition to the collection at the Center is the NVBOTS 3D printer. It is automated so that it can run over night and on weekends. Accounts are available to the entire community enabling you to send your files to be printed-for free. To get started you can explore sites like Thingiverse or Turbosquid to download files that others have designed. You can also design your own files with Tinkercad . Watch for workshops on getting started or make an appointment to discuss your project. Send your email to Mare at email@example.com for an account.
Play is one of those institutions that almost all educators recognize as a critical part of children’s learning. Ironically it is often the first thing to get cut in pursuit of “high stakes testing” and rigor. There have been articles suggesting that kindergarten and even pre-school are the new “first Continue Reading