Monday, June 28, 2010

Museum in a Box

Judy and Allison recently went to an ICT in English conference hosted by Tim Wilson. To access Tim's website click here. It is full of terrific and practical uses for using ICT in English for all grades.

One of the interesting sites Tim mentioned during his presentation was Museum in a Box. This site allows students to be creative in their thinking about characters, historical events and influential people. The site describes itself as a place that provides the tools for students to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box. What items, for example, could be put in a box to describe your life; the life of a Victorian Servant or Roman soldier; or to show that slavery was wrong and unnecessary? You can display anything from a text file to a movie. You can also view and comment on the museum boxes submitted by others.

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