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

Museum Monday: Object Stories – #BLOG365 Day 60

I have written a few times about using object stories in the classroom. Most recently in this blog post for ASCD Inservice. One of my favorite apps to do this with is Voicethread. There are plenty of apps (Chatterpix and Explain Everything), but I like Voicethread because it allows people to comment on the object … Continue reading Museum Monday: Object Stories – #BLOG365 Day 60

Museum Monday: Creepy Crawly Dolls – #BLOG365 Day 40

It's October, the month of spooky, so I figured I would share this creepy patent model. I am always fascinated by the objects in the Smithsonian collections and I love how the objects represent us so completely as Americans. The Smithsonian wrote about this Creeping Baby Patent Model in 2013 in a blog post, 11 … Continue reading Museum Monday: Creepy Crawly Dolls – #BLOG365 Day 40

Ancient Rome Interdisciplinary Unit Reflections – #BLOG365 Day 30

Yesterday I blogged about the Roman Museum Student Exhibition unit. Today I want to follow up a bit on lessons learned and what I might change if I did a similar unit again. Lessons Learned: Lesson #1: Creating the rubric with your team is key. We sat in a room with the rubric up on the … Continue reading Ancient Rome Interdisciplinary Unit Reflections – #BLOG365 Day 30

Interdisciplinary Learning Done Right: Student Exhibition Projects – #BLOG365 Day 29

There has been a little bit of chatter on the #IMMOOC Voxer group about interdisciplinary learning over the last few days. It was also something my accreditation group spent a lot of time discussing last week when we were doing a site visit. True cross-curricular learning seems to be the Holy Grail in teaching. Great … Continue reading Interdisciplinary Learning Done Right: Student Exhibition Projects – #BLOG365 Day 29