Virtual Exhibit Sample

Purpose

The purpose of creating the virtual exhibit sample is to explore one way that students can be content creators using technology as a means to share their understanding of some curriculum concept or process. In creating the exhibit, you will put yourself in the shoes of your students to get a sense for the kind of learning they would experience in the process. Additionally, we will use this as a “case” to help us to think through the technology management strategies you would need to employ to facilitate this kind of work in the classroom.

Parameters

You may work on this project individually or with one partner. To begin this project, you should pick a substantive curriculum topic, concept, or process that would lend itself to student-created exhibits. Ideally you should work in pairs or threes since this will allow to you go into greater depth and sophistication. You can work on this individually, though. The exhibit could take a variety of forms, including, but not limited to:

  • A wiki site consisting of a number of pages explaining a particular topic
  • An illustrated map or timeline
  • A collection of audio recordings
  • A collection of screencasts demonstrating how students move through a process (e.g., a “mathcast” for students solving equations in math)
  • Others?

Before you begin, you should briefly outline the curriculum focus for and the purpose of the exhibit, a particular format for the exhibit, and how the exhibit would provide evidence of student learning relative to the content topic. Please be sure to save this word processing file so that you can add this information to your post in Edmodo.

Once you’ve clearly delineated these parameters, you should develop a substantive example of what the students might create in doing the project. Be sure to pick a focus of reasonable scope, as the exhibit should be both realistic for the classroom and fully implemented.

Once you complete the exhibit, you should post the link to your sample exhibit in the Edmodo group. If you go to Edmodo.com, create and account and login. You can click on Join under Groups on the left and add the appropriate group code to join a group in your content area:

English - ub1hp8

Foreign Language - e0dgee

Math - mvagbn

Science - yvasom

Social Studies - m2c5le

You can then click on your group name (e.g., English) and create a Post with the description of your exhibit that you developed above in the Parameters section assignment along with a link to your sample.