- Perhaps a student will collect items to describe his/her life.
- With a project on American Presidents, a student might assemble representations of George Washington’s military and political career.
- Another student, presenting an argument for green energy, might find artifacts, videos, charts, to establish his/her viewpoint.
Text files, audio files, and digital images are only a few of the files that can be added to a Museum Box. And Museum Boxes are shareable with other to view or for comments.
Check out these sample Museum Boxes to see the diversity of projects.
NOTE: Currently teachers in my online course, reading the 2011 Newbery Award-winning novel Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool, are each developing a Museum Box. Their boxes will contain background information (images, videos, sound files, and text) about The Great Depression, World War I, and cultural/literary references mentioned in the novel to “hook” the students in their literary circles as they begin reading the novel. The teachers have been very patient–just as the course started Museum Box announced a transition to a new server to accommodate the growing number of “boxes” being created. The transition is to be completed by the end of July 2011, and it should be worth the wait.