In her classes, Professor Judith Ryan uses (or encourages her TFs to use) little strips of paper with words from a literary text in order to get students to explore the functions of individual words in text.... Read more about Literary Strips of Paper
This final lab project, contributed by the Cornell Center for Teaching Excellence, utilizes the techniques learned throughout the semester in the lab as well as the concepts learned in the lecture portion of the class. The project involves a person breaking into a building and leaving the exhumed body of the dead college founder and a threatening note in a classroom. Evidence such as fingerprints, hair, fibers, shoeprints and glass are left at the crime scene.... Read more about Forensics Lab
This activity in introductory game development is intended to offer concrete initial tools for solving some of the course problems, and provide comfortably small groups in which all student voices might be shared. ... Read more about Game Design Activity
Students are asked to write down a weird or random fact about themselves on a sticky note and to pass it to the person to their left. Each student is then asked to brainstorm logically possible explanations of the fact he or she has received. Through this activity, students learn to distinguish the best or most likely explanations from all the logically possible ones.