Digital Storytelling Learning Excursions for your museum
Aug26

Digital Storytelling Learning Excursions for your museum

A one-day workshop about creating Digital Storytelling excursions for you museums.  Digital Storytelling Learning engages students with the stories and artefacts in your museum through the creative challenge of creating a short 3-5 minute movie while at your museum.  These excursions enable school students to come to your museum, armed with their iPads and create digital stories which they showcase at the end of the day. These...

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Museums Connecting the edge
May18

Museums Connecting the edge

As I was going over my notes from day 1 of the Museums Australia Conference in Launceston I was struck that it read a bit like a poem – so I nudged it into one. Here are the ideas and words of wisdom from the speakers on the day… I Resurection, Relevance a new audience found Finding relevance in a contemporary community Standards ever increasing Outlook change evidence audience Shrinking numbers of arts journalist As...

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ANZAC Commemoration Resources
May07

ANZAC Commemoration Resources

Anzac Commemoration – Year Three Excursion Resources The Year Three Anzac Commemoration Education program is an exciting day out at the Mudgeeraba Light HorseMuseum.  It covers a ranges of pre and post excursion resources, as well as the activity sheets for the visit.  The excursion is planned to align with Australian History Curriculum requirements. The Excursion is a day of adventure and new experiences for the students, and...

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Decomposing Inquiry
May07

Decomposing Inquiry

What a great way to engage students.  This Youtube clip, Decomposition lab by Amy Park shows year four students investigating changes as their chosen piece of fruit decomposes over a 2.5 week period.  Its great to see the students so engaged, and learning so many great inquiry skills.  Even parents can participate. What lessons can museums, or history classes glean from the process here? What activity could you investigate over a...

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Mystery Boxes
May07

Mystery Boxes

Have a watch of this video – Science Museum’s Mystery Boxes Its a great experiment for students to try and figure out what is inside the mystery boxes.  A great process too for investigation and discussion – low tech – just post-it nots and worksheets. What ways could this process be applied to non science museums – how might you run this? What objects might you use? Great ending – I won’t...

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