Museum Box – Transform Students into Curators

Museum BoxTurn your classroom into a virtual museum and give your students a chance to be the curators with Museum Box. Using the site’s unique virtual boxes, you and your students can add pictures, videos and other resources to create mini museum exhibits. The site is not limited to history teachers. Students can use museum boxes to provide evidence to support an argument, describe a scientific or mathematic concept or create portfolios of their writing and artwork.

Each museum box is made up of individual cubes and features 8 cubes per layer. What students put on each side of the cube is up to them.  A searchable image gallery offers multiple historical pictures and other primary source documents. Registering for the site gives students the opportunity to upload videos, audio files and other documents to add to their virtual exhibits.

A special teacher section allows you to create accounts for students and monitor the boxes they create or save money on field trips by taking students on a virtual field trip that you create for them.

Here’s a video tutorial of creating a Museum Box:

 

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Mark Brumley is an educational technology leader, presenter and founder of Teach Amazing, who has lived and worked around the globe in his commitment to provide authentic learning experiences to enhance the education of 21st Century learners.


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