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10 Apps and Online Museum Resources for Students

June 6, 2015

Finding the time and resources for on-the-ground field trips can be a challenge.  You want to make sure you have all of the resources your students need anytime of the school year. Whether your students are visiting the museum, or you just want to find the very best resources for them to explore in your classroom, this list has plenty of favorites.

I had the chance to take my own group of students on field trips to some of the spots listed below. It’s amazing to see just how many now have online spaces and mobile apps for students dive into. If you have a favorite on the list, or a favorite that’s missing, share your lesson ideas and resources and the comments below.

10 Apps and Online Museum Resources for Students

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 with the works of art in various types of media ver a long period of time)
  2. Power of Poison Exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History (companion app to an exhibit at this famous museum)
  3. Gettysburg Battle App (virtual battlefield tour to transport students to this historical place)
  4. Museums of the World (app with access to multiple museum exhibits)
  5. The Getty Museum (artifact exploration at this well-known museum)
  6. Smithsonian Museums and Zoos (location search to find the perfect place to explore further)
  7. Timeline: Art Museum (timeline app with artwork to spark student curiosity and build on their current interests)
  8. Shadow Puppet EDU (search museum archives and create slideshows with this powerful creation tool)
  9. Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Faking It (art exploration app)
  10. MOMA Art Lab (creation and exploration app ready for students to explore)

Here are two other lists of resources to explore:

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Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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