Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Clarkson Museum Box: Interesting Way To Display Information

The Chapter 23 Assessments are upon us. Blogging about "The Sound of Music" and the Task Rotation Assessments are fairly clear. We have engaged upon these in the past. Yet, we now come to a new element. The Clarkson Trace Fossil Box. The background has been given to you. This is about how to progress in making one.
The first thing you should do is to click here for the Museum Box website. Once here, you can follow the guidelines to start your box. Remember, that you will need your log in information and password from me in order to save and submit your box. Obtain this from me tomorrow when we are in the cpu lab.
You have some options in progressing. Even before you start, remember that 8 of the 13 topics have to be addressed. Once you have chosen your 8 to do, click on a cube and start assembling it with one of the bullets. The first might be for you to explore the different elements you can use to make your box. Click "START" to begin. Remember to specify your requirements under the "Change Box" option (2 layers, 4 cubes each layer.) The next step would be for you to see what you can add to each cube. One of your elements has to be a word document that explains your cube. Click here for a real nice sample of how a box is supposed to look. This box is a good starting point for you to see. If you want to see samples of other students' boxes, you can click here.
Assembling what you want to go in each cube will also be essential. Creating folders or files to keep this information will help out greatly because like Clarkson, himself, you are going to find a great deal of artifacts, trace fossils that reflect individual behavior in the 1930s.
As you are researching, try clicking here for a sample of 1930s websites. This "bag of sites" will be updated as I find more information. If you find a good website, let me know about it and I will add it as well.
Once you are ready with your box being complete, you can submit it to me and I will be able to assess it and I will send a message back to you through the Museumbox portal. Incremental progress is always critical with a new medium, and as we did with blogs, glogs, moodle, wallwishers, digital portfolios, wordles, and snapshots, and, of course, Prezis, this will be no exception.
Happy Hunting.
Mr. Kannan

1 comment:

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