Museums in the Classroom
Are you looking for an online museum to complement a unit topic or
theme? Do you want students to research museums to find activities and artifacts to supplement their studies and research? Here are
some resources to start you and your students on cybermuseum visits
anytime, anyplace, with no admission fees.
◼ Journal of Research on
Technology in Education
◼ Journal of Computing
in Teacher Education
Help student docents design their own
cybermuseum tours or get good ideas
for classroom exhibits.
This comprehensive search engine
offers a broad spectrum of links to
hundreds of museums. Check out the
San Diego Aerospace Museum for history of military and civil aircraft. Visit
the Pilgrim Hall Museum—America’s
Museum of Pilgrim Possessions to
find rich resources for a Thanksgiving unit, or visit the American Red
Cross link on this site if your goal is
to study community service or teach
civic responsibility and volunteerism.
The National Cryptologic Museum is
great for mathematics and social studies teachers, or any educator who uses
cryptograms for teaching puzzle solving, mathematics literacy, and higher-order thinking skills.
You may also want to turn your
classroom into a museum to showcase
student work to family and friends.
Hold a museum opening using exhibit
banners, student docents, brochures,
admission tickets, demonstrations,
guest books, and souvenirs to celebrate completion of units of study
and add additional literacy practice to