Museum resources (and other vetted websites) to support youth services in libraries and schools.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Be the first to know!!! Smithsonian Commons
I rely so much on the Smithsonian's online content, particularly from their educator page. Imagine my delight when I received word that I could beta-test their new online presence, Smithsonian Commons. From the Commons, teacher, parents and other educators can link to multimedia and other content from Smithsonian museums that have been gathered, topically, into user-friendly pages. In addition, the content has (and can be) rated by any users with comments about the value or usability of the materials. Materials include hi-rez photos, PowerPoint presentations, movies and so much more. Want to check it out for yourself? You can watch a promotional video here: http://www.si.edu/commons/prototype/story2/story2.html.
Summer break is down-time, certainly. But do yourself a favor: Check out what Smithsonian has to offer as you prepare new content for the upcoming year.