Posts by: Rebecca Wood-Spagnoli

Dear Readers, AT Fellows, and ESTS Staff,

I graduate in two days. The impending real world has been rushing toward me the past month as I’ve rushed to finish up projects, wrap-up lose ends, and take advantage of ┬áthe last of my student discount. I wouldn’t say I’m fully ready to move on but I [...]

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Pinterest, an online site of virtual pin boards, exploded in the online social sphere last spring. Pinterest allows users to pin ideas they like across the web to pin boards in a centralized location. Pinterest has a set of common theme boards that it filters pins to and users can title their own boards for [...]

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Last semester I had the unique opportunity to peer teach a classroom of 14 first year students. Going into the semester my goal was to facilitate the development of essential skills for academic success at Tufts. This meant that my co-teacher and I assigned readings and movies designed to facilitate discussion and debate, analytical papers [...]

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When it comes to schools and new technology many schools have been jumping on the iPad bandwagon. They make great personal devices: they’re lightweight, have great battery life, and have a┬áplethora of apps available for every imaginable purpose. Given that I like to keep an eye out for new apps. Finding new apps can be [...]

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It seems like just yesterday that we were starting off the academic year by welcoming six new fellows and here we are at the midpoint of the year, wrapping up some semester long projects and beginning preparations for some spring semester projects.

This past semester saw the inception of our iPad Pilot Program. We spent [...]

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I’m always looking for new and improved ways to take notes. One tool I came across a few years ago and now can’t imagine living without is the Livescribe Smart Pen. This clever little pen connects the words that are recorded with whatever you are writing at that time. When you go back to listen [...]

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