Teaching Math with Art: Get Ready for the Educational Future of Digital Objects
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 1:45 PM - 2:15 PM
Venue: The Curtis Hotel
Room: Dodgeball (2nd floor)
This session looks to broaden the conversation about how our digital objects (digitized collections and beyond) might be used in ways that museum professionals have never imagined. Much work has been done in the field on the design and impact of museum-based education, as well as how teachers search for and discover digital resources. But, outside our walls, what are they doing with them?

By examing a case study of how three different educators (one math teacher, one English teacher, and one early learning teacher) used a single artwork ("Electronic Superhighway," by Korean American artist, Nam June Paik) in their three distinct classrooms, we will discuss how we might encourage, enable, and respond to creative and educational re-uses of our resources. What must we do (in our CIS/CMS systems as well as in our institutional practice), to promote discoverability, interpretation, and sharing in these ways? Insights from a recent study conducted by the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access and the University of California, Irvine, "Curation of Digital Museum Content: Teachers Discover, Create, and Share in the Smithsonian Learning Lab" will be shared.

Type of Session
30-Minute Presentation or Case Study
Session Leader : Darren Milligan, Senior Digital Strategist, Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access