Education Technology

App of the Week: Spend playtime with Smithsonian resources


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What’s It Like??

The Smithsonian Learning Lab brings the beauty, scholarship, together with depth of over 2million museum artifacts within the classroom. Its major features are searching and also curating the resources for classroom use. Users may search for resources as well as images, videos, text messaging, audio recordings, and studying activities. Searches may be refined to include specific types of resources together with museum locations. At the time useful artifacts tend to be identified, users could add these to their own collections and annotate the items.

Price: Free

Grades: 4-12

Rating: 4/5

Pros: Welcoming interface, powerful instruments, and the ability to curate, annotate, and share over 1 million Smithsonian resources.

Cons: There just isn’t enough time to look through all the available assets.

Bottom line: This thoughtfully manufactured, open-ended curation and creation resource has a place in most classrooms.

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