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10 Apps and Online Museum Resources

6 Jun

10Finding the time and resources for on-the-ground field trips can be a challenge.  Here are ten terrific apps and websites that can help students explore museums, artifacts, and information from anywhere:

  1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art (online search tool)
  2. Power of Poison Exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History (companion app)
  3. Gettysburg Battle App (virtual battlefield tour)
  4. Museums of the World (app with access to multiple museum exhibits)
  5. The Getty Museum (artifact exploration)
  6. Smithsonian Museums and Zoos (location search)
  7. Timeline: Art Museum (timeline app with artwork)
  8. Shadow Puppet EDU (search museum archives and create slideshows)
  9. Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Faking It (art exploration app)
  10. MOMA Art Lab (creation and exploration app)

Here are two other lists of resources to explore:

Google Hangouts in Your Classroom: Virtual Guest Speakers

8 May

Screen Shot 2014-04-30 at 10.04.46 AMGoogle Hangouts are a fantastic tool for connecting with colleagues, other classrooms and experts in the field.  If you aren’t able to take your students to a Civil War battlefield or a National Park, or just can’t afford to fly a guest speaker to come to a school assembly, try organizing a Google Hangout.  This tool allows you to video chat with anyone with an Internet connection.  There is even the option to have multiple video calls happen at once so a group of people can “hangout” together.  This is great for holding a discussion or to form a panel that your students can address with questions they’ve written about a topic.

Next time you’re looking to bring a guest speaker to your class – why not try out a Google Hangout?

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Gettysburg Virtual Tour

24 Jun

image (36)Designed for visitors to Gettysburg, the Gettysburg Battle app can be used as a virtual tour of the Civil War battlefield. It includes video, audio, and an abundance of information on notable sites at Gettysburg. Try out these other virtual field trips: Monet paintings, art museum, panoramic views,

Check out my bundle of Common Core aligned Social Studies iPad lesson plans!

*this app is made for an iPhone but works great on an iPad or iPod Touch

Bring the World to Your Classroom

19 Dec
Take your students on a virtual field trip to the Lincoln Memorial.

Take your students on a virtual field trip to the Lincoln Memorial. (This one I found in the app!)

Traveling this holiday season? I love to take pictures when I’m on vacation, especially of landmarks or places I’m studying with my fifth graders. Students will be more engaged during a lesson about Mayan culture when they see a picture of you standing in front of Chichen Itza.

Take your travel photos to a new level by using the Tourwrist app. It allows you take a 360 degree panoramic view of any location and upload it using your iPhone or iPad.

If you’re not planning a trip to the Washington Moniment anytime soon, that’s fine too! TourWrist allows users to upload their pics and it’s easy to search and share them in your classroom.

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