(E2BN)<br /><ul><li>Museum box is a unique internet-based presentation tool
Users create virtual boxes made of cubes and layers
They can insert text, image, audio, or video files, as well as active hyperlinks to explain their argument, display an event, or showcase a person’s biography</li></li></ul><li>Inspiration for Museum Box<br /><ul><li>Thomas Clarkson, an 18th century Englishman, was involved in the movement to abolish the slave trade, and eventually slavery itself.
He traveled over 30,000 miles on horseback to collect evidence and rally support for the cause.
His collection included crops, spices, raw materials, and intricately produced goods, all of which were put in a large box and used to demonstrate Africans’ value as skilled tradesmen.</li></ul>The following slide shows one layer of the virtual version of the Thomas Clarkson Box with pictures of some of the actual items and information on how they may have been used in the campaignto abolish the slave trade. Click here to see both layers and to open each cube. <br />
To see photo albums of Clarkston, his actual box and items, and the abolition movement click here.<br />
The good and the bad of Museum Box<br />ADVANTAGES<br />DISADVANTAGES<br />Free <br />Easy to use<br />Teacher’s administration area for reviewing students’ work and moderating student accounts<br /><ul><li>Might not be sophisticated enough for the more technically advanced student*
Affected by speed and connectivity of internet</li></ul>*For students who prefer PowerPoint but cannot afford Microsoft’s version, there is an open source program called Open Office which is free and can be found at http://why.openoffice.org/ or Google docs which can be found at https://www.docs.google.com/<br />
Ideas how you might use Museum Box in…<br />Language Arts<br />Math<br />Science<br />Social Studies <br />Elective Classes<br />
Language Arts<br />Personal Narratives<br />Videos, audio, text, websites, and articles <br />Author Studies<br />Book Report<br />Museum Box layers could represent different elements of the story<br />(Google, 2011)<br />
Math<br />Math Book Studies<br />Mathematicians<br />Math concepts<br />Finding and illustrating authentic uses for math concepts <br />
Science<br />Display and Explain Research Projects – Digitize Science Fair Projects<br />Research Science Topic or Scientist<br />Earth Science, Astronomy, Chemistry, Biology<br />
Social Studies<br />Reports on People<br />Historical Events<br />Reports on an Era<br />Geographical / Cultural Studies<br />