How many times do educators wish they could take their students to a museum, but can't? Usually the hurdles include low funds, distance, and time. What if I told you there was a way to go to a museum without even leaving your classroom?
In this day and age, so many of our students get to explore the world right from the comfort of their homes or classrooms. The Smithsonian wants people to be able to come to their museum, even if they can't physically get there.
You can go into the Educator section and search MISSOURI standards (or another state, if you don't live here), and it will pull resources for you to use. There are grade levels K-12. You can search art, social studies, special needs, music, math, languages, almost anything! They will give you resources, maybe a reading on the standard, lesson plan, or other resource. There is a wealth of information!
Students have their OWN SECTION! They can explore the Smithsonian through interactive IdeaLabs, photos, tours, and more! It is super kid friendly.
What are you waiting for? Go check out The Smithsonian Education page!
Fifth grade teacher in a 1:1 iPad classroom, sharing my journey with technology in the classroom