Museum Monday: Does Real = Impact? – #BLOG365 Day 219

Does Real = Impact?  Completely fascinated with this idea presented in "Museums, Can We Stop Letting Objects Control the Narrative?" Being the object-based learning groupie I am feeling a bit of disequilibrium after reading this. But, the basics I agree with. Story is an important piece of the work of a museum. Dare I say, … Continue reading Museum Monday: Does Real = Impact? – #BLOG365 Day 219

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

Museum Monday: Quick Tips for Using Museum Resources for Teaching-#BLOG365 Day 154 #sschat

  I have spent the last 8 years  collaborating with countless teachers and students on a museum-integrated approach to learning. It doesn’t take a complete overhaul of your curriculum or your school design to extend learning using museum education strategies. Start with collections Most museums are collecting institutions. Their mission is to collect, preserve, and … Continue reading Museum Monday: Quick Tips for Using Museum Resources for Teaching-#BLOG365 Day 154 #sschat

Museum Monday- Writing Museum Labels in the Classroom #BLOG365 Day 148 #sschat

  One of the most fascinating discussions I ever had about museum labels was at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. A few years ago I was lucky enough to take a group of educators to DC for a week of learning in museums. We had the chance to meet with interpretative staff to learn … Continue reading Museum Monday- Writing Museum Labels in the Classroom #BLOG365 Day 148 #sschat

Museum Monday: Bottle Digging and Using Collections in the Classroom #sschat #museumed-#BLOG365 Day 130

This weekend I finally decided on a place for my grandmother's bottle collection. For two years the bottles have been packed away and I have been waiting to finish remodeling or find the perfect piece of furniture to display them (having my 3 cats in the back of my mind too!). Saturday we picked up … Continue reading Museum Monday: Bottle Digging and Using Collections in the Classroom #sschat #museumed-#BLOG365 Day 130

Museum Monday: Salesman Samples- #BLOG365 Day 122 #sschat #objectbasedlearning

One of my favorite units at the museum school was a unit called "Everything Changes." The interdisciplinary unit covered changes over time. During this unit we often had the students create object timelines: a telephone through time, children's games over time, etc. Years and objects were combined to create visual timelines of how everyday objects … Continue reading Museum Monday: Salesman Samples- #BLOG365 Day 122 #sschat #objectbasedlearning

When Objects Tell the Full Story Together-#BLOG365 Day 112

When I read this article the other day, For the First Time, All 5,000 Objects Found Inside King Tut's Tomb Will Be Displayed Together, it made me wish I was back in the classroom with my sixth graders teaching world history. My students loved our unit on Ancient Egypt and they loved investigating Egyptian objects. A … Continue reading When Objects Tell the Full Story Together-#BLOG365 Day 112