“Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise. View life as a continuous learning experience.”
I am here again after a holiday which I really deserved because I was so overloaded with my work, professional, translation and project writings responsibilities. As I mentioned in my previous posts that the Webinars are the places where we can find a lot of constructive pieces of information, I have to say again that I am still addicted to them. I also said that the tech tools are so rewarding for students to improve their skills especially the ones for learning the second language and also for building the students' autonomy.
Being a member of Simple K12, I receive many messages about the upcoming Webinars and about the Webinars I missed. By skimming through the messages, I came upon one which caught my eye. There, I found an interesting tool which is very useful both for teachers and for students. It is called a Museum Box.
If you could put a number of items into a box that described your life, what would you include? What do you think would be included if you were a Victorian Servant or Queen Elizabeth; If you lived during the English Civil War, what items would you include to make a case for, or against, the parliamentarians? And what if you were an abolitionist and wanted to show that slavery was wrong and unnecessary, how would you create your evidence.? A museum box provides the tools for you to do just this. It allows you to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box. You can display anything from a text file to a movie. You can also view the museum boxes submitted by other people and comment on the contents.
I hope that some of you will find this box a rewarding tool for you and for your students.
P.S. If you have some suggestions or you know a constructive tech tool, let me know at my e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.