Museum Makers and Bridge Builders:
Learners as Architects of the Internet
 
Annette Lamb
University of Southern Indiana

Museum
A place where interesting objects of art, history, or science are displayed.
Cannelton Cotton Mill
http://www.siec.k12.in.us/cannelton/Cotton_Mill.htm
McKenney Middle School
http://www.northnet.org/mckenney.middle.school/index.html
 
Start with Exploration
Explore Virtual Museums
Adult-Produced
Student-Produced
Disney Internet Guide
http://dig.com
Yahooligans
http://yahooligans.com
Virtual Tours
http://www.dreamscape.com/frankvad/tours.html
http://www.dreamscape.com/frankvad/museums.museums.html
Look for...
Theme or Format
Diagram, map, timeline
Core Page
Organization
Use of color & visuals
Fonts
Types of Artifacts
Virtual Museums
Place-Specific Museums
Art
History
Science
Placeless Museums
Topics
Themes
Field Trips and Tours
Place-Specific Museums
Chicago Science
Louvre
Sistine Chapel
Henry Ford Museum
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
National Park Sites
Hoover Dam
Grand Canyon
Smithsonian
http://www.si.edu/
http://www.si.edu/organiza/museums/nmah/notkid/index.htm
http://www.si.edu/organiza/museums/nmah/notkid/ubh/00intro.htm
Mount Vernon
http://www.mountvernon.org/
San Francisco Museum
http://www.thinker.org/
Memphis Museum
http://www.memphis.edu/egypt/main.html
Franklin Institute Science Museum
http://sln.fi.edu/
Mongolia Exhibit
http://www.sfasian.apple.com/mongolia/home.htm
Natural History Museum
http://www.nhm.org/
International Museum of Horses
http://www.imh.org/imh/imhmain.html
Waikiki Aquarium
http://www.mic.hawaii.edu/aquarium/
Mystic SeaPort
http://www.mystic.org/
Papermaking Museum
http://www.ipst.edu/amp/
San Diego Aerospace Museum
http://www.AerospaceMuseum.org/
American Museum of Natural History
http://www.amnh.org/
At Home in the Heartland - Illinois
http://www.museum.state.il.us/exhibits/athome/welcome.htm
Exploratorium
http://www.exploratorium.edu/
Missouri Botanical Gardens
http://www.mobot.org/welcome.html
http://www.mobot.org/MBGnet/
Crayon Factory
http://www.crayola.com/factory/
Placeless Museums
Museum of Paleontology
Circus Museum
Hot Wheel Museum
Beanie Babies Museum
Ancient History Online
Dinosaurs
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/
Red Cross
http://www.redcross.org/hec/index.html
Comic Books
http://www.comic-art.com/
Kites
http://www.kfs.org/kites/zoo/
Virtual Field Trips/Tours
Travel through space and time
Armchair traveler
... see what happened
Interactive field trip
... see it as it happens
Simulated exploration
... study and learn
Armchair Traveler
Explore a country
Follow a trail
View a slide show
See what happened
US History Tour
http://www.ushistory.org/tour/index.html
New Zealand
http://www.akiko.lm.com/tour/
Virtual Palenque
http://www.qvision.com/palenque/
Volcano Tour
http://www.ezinfo.ethz.ch/ezinfo/volcano/verschiedenes/walk/walk0e.html
Bosnia Field Trip
http://geog.gmu.edu/projects/bosnia/default.html
Hawaii
http://www.helicopters-hawaii.com/index.html
Interactive Field Trip
Visit a volcano
Take a trip around the world
Explore the ocean bottom
Climb a mountain
See it as it happens
Global Learn
http://www.globalearn.com/
Mungo Park
http://www.mungopark.com/
Egypt Mapping
http://www.kv5.com/intro.html
EarthQuest 2000
http://www.eq2000.com/
Underground Railroad
http://www.eee.org/comm/ugr/
Iditarod
http://www.rims.k12.ca.us/iditarod/index.html
Simulated Exploration
Through
history
atom
human body
solar system
Nine Planets
http://seds.lpl.arizona.edu/billa/tnp/nineplanets.html
Virtual Cave
http://www.goodearth.com/virtcave.html
Sea & Sky
http://www.seasky.org/mainmenu.html
 
Your Students as Museum Makers
Brainstorm possibilities
Historical site
Government agency
Careers
Factory
Zoo
Natural area
Think Unique
Museum in the Classroom
http://www.museum.state.il.us/mic_home/
Historic Sites
House
City building
Covered bridge
Church
School
Factory
Mill
Skipton Castle
http://www.geocities.com/EnchantedForest/7695/Menu.html
North Kingstown Tour
http://ride.ri.net/schools/North_Kingstown/DMS/NorthKingstown.html
Natural Areas
Woods
Beaches
Rivers
Bluffs
Nature Trails
Yankeetown Tour
http://magic.usi.edu/Summer98/educ569/s11/plants10.html
Dishman Hills Project
http://www.sd81.k12.wa.us/Regal/DishmanHills/56DHill.htm
Museum in the Classroom
http://www.museum.state.il.us/mic_home/schools98/kendall/project/violet1.html
Explore Examples
ThinkQuest
CyberFair
ThinkQuest
http://io.advanced.org/thinkquest/
http://tqd.advanced.org/2647/main.htm
Global SchoolNet CyberFair
http://www.gsn.org/cf/index.html
 
Museum Makers
Project Design & Development
Classroom Management
Ask Questions
What is the theme or focus?
Who is our audience?
What artifacts are the most interesting and/or important?
What's the best way to organize and display artifacts?
Focus on Local Topics
Local History
Festivals
Honey Bees
Apples
Crabs
Lumber
Pumpkins
Watermelons
Maple Trees
http://www.greeceny.com/pl/esl/maple/index.htm
Collect Information
Take a field trip
Record the field trip
Laptop computer
Audio recorders
Video cameras
Cameras - digitial, film
Paper, pencils, markers
Lab equipment
Locate Resources Materials
Books & Newspapers
Videos & CDs
Websites
American Memories
California
Utah
Clip Art
American Memories
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/
California Heritage
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/CalHeritage/
Mining Co ClipArt
http://webclipart.miningco.com/
Just Jane Clip Art
http://members.tripod.com/~jane2bob/justjane.html
Select the Artifacts
Diagrams, drawings/paintings, map
Interviews & oral histories
Photographs - digital camera, scan
Recordings - audio, video
Text - diaries, letters, newspapers
What artifacts best represent...
What will we show or say? Why?
Pioneer Project
http://hollis.peoria.k12.il.us/students/Mic/tools.html
Start Building
Start from a model, a template, scratch
White House
http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/glimpse/top.html
Virtual Field Trips - Utah
http://www.uen.org/utahlink/
http://www.uen.org/utahlink/tours/tourFames.cgi?tour_id=1006
http://www.nebo.edu/sfms/cyberfinal.htm
Choose a Format
Key Topics
Report Pages
Diary Pages
Map or Floorplan
Field Trip or Tour
Through a place
Through time
Canada Goose
http://www.museum.state.il.us/mic_home/schools98/herrin/project/index.html
Virtual Salmon
http://wwwald.bham.wednet.edu/salmon/salmon.htm
Alamo
http://206.76.136.3/cfair/corridor.html
Hooper Virtual Natural History Museum
http://www.wf.carleton.ca/Museum/hvpmdoor.html
From the Mountains to the Sea
http://tqjunior.advanced.org/3502
Virtual Renaissance
http://www.twingroves.district96.k12.il.us/Renaissance/VirtualRen.html
Rocks Rock!
Design Web Structure
Organization
Titles
Headings
Chunk Info
Footers
Disclaimers
Credits
Contact Info
Eagle
http://www.vit.k12.il.us/eagles/index.htm
Keep It Simple
Focus on a topic or theme
Select a few major areas
Build your site as you go
Edgewood School
http://www.lth5.k12.il.us/edgewood/
Jump Start with Project
Build the core page
Create a sample exhibit
Provide lists of ideas
Newburgh History
http://magic.usi.edu/Summer98/educ569/s5/index.html
Build as You Go
Create the core page
Add student projects later
Ancient History Project
http://oakview.fcps.edu:80/~harris/96-97/agespages/
Create New Artifacts
Art
Writing
Science
Science Fair
http://www.parkmaitland.org/sciencefair/
Make It Onging
Keep an open menu
Favorite Books
http://www.wizvax.net/nisk_hs/va/favorite_books.html
Consider Individual Needs
Learning styles
Intelligences
Individual work speeds
Make realistic assignment
Don't worry about length
Increase font size on short ones
Whales
http://www.shs.org/Whales/lobby.html
Coordinate Groups
Before you group students:
Purpose of grouping
Task of the group
Identification of roles
Assessment of individuals/group
Nurture group spirit!
Select Roles
Museum Curator
Public Relations
Collection Manager
Researcher
Exhibit Manager
Visual Designer
Text Designer
Keepers of the Past
http://www.springfield.k12.il.us/schools/lincoln/micproject/page2
Manage Technology
Internet Access
Email Use
Computer Schedule
File Management
Create a Headquarters
Overview
Resources
Timeline
Screen Dumps
Responsibility Charts
World Peace
Trees Across America
Elanora Projects
http://www.zip.com.au/~elanora/
Consider Copyright
Check with the directors
Get permissions
District Copyright Guidelines
http://www.bham.wednet.edu/copyrule.htm
Share Your Experience
The making of...
Our timeline...
Our organization...
Ancient Civilization
http://www.cmi.k12.il.us/Urbana/projects/AncientCiv/
 

Bridge Builders

Bridge
Provides a connection between people, places, or things
Bridges
Single Bridge
Multiple Bridges
Our Community
Our Parents
Other Children
Other Schools
Endangered Animals
http://www.tenan.vuurwerk.nl/
Fairhaven History Museum
http://wwwfms.bham.wednet.edu/lobby.htm
Iowa Literacy Project
http://www.aea10.k12.ia.us/literacy/
Peace Project
http://www.ih.k12.oh.us/ps/peace/
Why Become Makers and Builders?
Engage learners
Preserve nature and history
Conduct real-world research
Actively involve learners
Connect content areas
Share with the world
Truman Library
http://www.lbjlib.utexas.edu/truman/
Project Whistlestop
http://www.whistlestop.org/
Have fun! Build it and they will come!
 
Books by Annette Lamb
 
Cruisin' the Information Highway:
Internet in the K-12 Classroom (2nd Edition)
Annette Lamb & Larry Johnson
Get up to speed with basic technology, email, Web, Internet tools and resources, as well as, practical classroom activities and suggestions for leading the way onto the Info Highway.
ISBN 0-9641581-6-7 c1995, 1997 $23.95
 
Surfin' the Internet:
Practical Ideas from A to Z (2nd Edition)
Annette Lamb, Nancy Smith & Larry Johnson
A practical guide for integrating Internet technology into the classroom. Contains unit and lesson ideas, resource lists, and reproducible activity sheets for a wide range of K-12 Internet projects.
ISBN 0-9641581-9-5 c1996, 1997, 1998 $26.95
 
Spinnin' the Web:
Designing and Developing Web Projects
Annette Lamb
Explore and learn to create school sites, classroom pages, newspapers, projects, and individual pages. Design, development, implement, and evaluate web-based pages and projects.
ISBN 0-9641581-9-1 c1998 $26.95
 
Building Treehouses for Learning:
Technology in Today's Classrooms (2nd Edition)
Annette Lamb
Focuses on the integration of traditional and emerging technologies into today's classrooms including CD-ROM, laserdiscs, video, desktop publishing and presentations, Internet, and multimedia.
ISBN 1-891917-00-5 c1996, 1999 $34.95
 
The Magic Carpet Ride:
Integrating Technology into the K-12 Classroom (2nd Edition)
Annette Lamb
Focuses on integrating CD-ROM and student-produced multimedia technology into the classroom. Hands-on instructions for HyperStudio and digitizing images, video, and sounds.
ISBN 0-9641581-8-3 c1997, 1998 $23.95
 
Strap on Your Spurs:
Technology & Change Cowboy Style
Annette Lamb & Larry Johnson
Contains strategies for designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating technology programs in schools.
ISBN 0-9641581-0-8 c1994, 97 $23.95
 
Videos
CD-ROM: An Introduction - $59.95
Introduction to HyperStudio - $59.95
Introduction to HyperCard 2.2 - $59.95
3 Parts: Internet in the Classroom - $59.95 each
2 Parts: Internet Integration - $59.95 each
Part 1: Curriculum Connections
Part 2: Professional Tools
 
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Created September 30, 1998.