Museum Monday: Point Alpha – Day 253 #BLOG365 #TOPStudyTour @TopTeachGermany

Two Mondays ago I was at Point Alpha on the Inner German border near Geisa. I knew from the moment I got there I had to blog about the interpretative strategies in the museum. The Point Alpha foundation was established to be a place of commemoration and learning in 2008. For years it was the … Continue reading Museum Monday: Point Alpha – Day 253 #BLOG365 #TOPStudyTour @TopTeachGermany

Museum Monday: Categorizing and Classifying With Museum Objects – #BLOG365 Day 224 #sschat #museumed

  I've had a lot of down time lately, on planes and in airports, so I have been able to review and organize a lot of content from my museum school days. Today I found an activity I used to do with students that I had completely forgotten about. In introducing museums to our students … Continue reading Museum Monday: Categorizing and Classifying With Museum Objects – #BLOG365 Day 224 #sschat #museumed

Museum Monday: Exhibiting Project Based Learning: A Collaboration Between Local Museums, University Education Students and Elementary Students – #BLOG365 Day 211 #sschat #artsed

Once again, I have to thank National Boards for reminding me of the amazing projects I was a part of over the last 10 years in education. As I was searching for samples to include in Component 1 I found a presentation I presented with a university partner. For many years our school was partnered … Continue reading Museum Monday: Exhibiting Project Based Learning: A Collaboration Between Local Museums, University Education Students and Elementary Students – #BLOG365 Day 211 #sschat #artsed

Museum Monday: The Beginning of the Journey-#BLOG365 Day 174 #sschat #museumed

Museum Monday, a day late... Yesterday I was traveling from California to Florida and I completely forgot it was Museum Monday. I hardly ever miss a Museum Monday. They are, by far, my favorite blog post each week. So...better late I suppose. A few weeks ago I was reminded of the first school exhibition I … Continue reading Museum Monday: The Beginning of the Journey-#BLOG365 Day 174 #sschat #museumed

Using Video to Improve Instruction – #BLOG365 #sschat

  Last night I was cleaning out my Google Drive and I found a video I had done for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in which I demonstrated a quick object-based learning activity. The video was only four minutes. Each day at the beginning of class we began with an object observation activity where students "read" … Continue reading Using Video to Improve Instruction – #BLOG365 #sschat