Can you hear us now? The online SHOUT program encourages young people to engage in global issues, participating in their own communities and online. For example, students on six continents are measuring tree growth in their backyards and sending the results to a Smithsonian Environmental Research Center database. The dynamic electronic platform at shoutlearning.org hosts online discussions with Smithsonian experts, posts… Continue reading Where Learning Happens: Highlights from the 2010 Annual Report
Direct from D.C. The Smithsonian Associates promotes learning in local classrooms by bringing experts and students face-to-face. The Lafayette, Louisiana, public school system is a case in point. In 2010, scholars and researchers from the National Air and Space Museum and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, among others, delivered hands-on lessons about Earth and space science to 700 local eighth-graders.
Students as experts: The Mobile Learning Institute at the Smithsonian supports young technology users in their quest to become technology innovators. At the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, teens can create their own learning opportunities as they look at art with new eyes, make connections independently, and work in teams with smart phones and point-and-find… Continue reading Where learning happens: Highlights from the 2010 annual report