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Deborah Baillesderr

Who Am I?: A History Mystery - 73 views

    Students becoming historical detectives.

Smithsonian X 3D - 14 views

    The Smithsonian has created online 3D models of some of their collection. Explore these treasures like never before.
Alicia Garbelman

Document Deep Dives - 47 views

    With the help of experts, provides a close analysis of documents that changed history.
Stacy Olson

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Virtual Tour - 4 views

    Browse the museum...almost feels like you are there.  Works on iPad too.
Jean Potter

Scientists @ the Smithsonian - 57 views

    Smithosonian battles the stereotypes often associated with scientists by featuring 20 scientist with interviews, job descriptions, and additional resources.
Deven Black

The Ocean Portal | Smithsonian Institution - 70 views

    This is still in beta, but this site includes pictures, videos and other cool stuff from the Smithsonian Institution and other sources, all about the ocean and what is in it.

Smithsonian: Exhibitions - 72 views

    Use the search box in the upper right corner and search for your topic. Some of you will find a gold mine!

Separate Is Not Equal - Brown v. Board of Education - 26 views

    A TOTAL resource for Brown v. Board of Education from the Smithsonian national museum.
Kimberly LaPrairie

picturing the thirties - 2 views

    "Picturing the 1930s," a new educational web site created by the Smithsonian American Art Museum in collaboration with the University of Virginia, allows teachers and students to explore the 1930s through paintings, artist memorabilia, historical documents, newsreels, period photographs, music, and video. Using PrimaryAccess, a web-based teaching tool developed at the university's Curry Center for Technology and Teacher Education, visitors can select images, write text, and record narration in the style of a documentary filmmaker. They can then screen their video in a virtual theater. PrimaryAccess is the first online tool that allows students to combine their own text, historical images from primary sources, and audio narration to create short online documentary films linked to social studies standards of learning, said Glen Bull, co-director of the Curry Center. Since the first version was developed in collaboration with U.Va.'s Center for Digital History and piloted in a local elementary school in 2005, more than 9,000 users worldwide have created more than 20,000 short movies. In creating digital documentaries, students embed facts and events in a narrative context that can enhance their retention and understanding of the material, said Curry research scientist Bill Ferster, who developed the application with Bull. Besides increasing their knowledge about the period, "Picturing the 1930s" enhances students' visual literacy skills, Ferster noted, adding that PrimaryAccess "offers teachers another tool to bring history alive."
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