Updates

New Tool: Create a Canvas

By: Smithsonian Office of Educational Technology We’re excited to share our newest tool: Canvas! Canvas resources are just as they sound: a blank space for you to express your own creativity and make your Learning Lab collections more personalized and aligned to the needs of your classroom. With Canvas, you can create unique combinations of images, text, lines, shapes, and templates to appear as a single resource in your and your students’ Learning Lab collections. And, Canvas...

Smithsonian Learning Lab Update: December 3, 2021

By: Smithsonian Office of Educational Technology We’ve been hard at work building new features and fixes to enhance your experience using the Smithsonian Learning Lab, and we are excited to share our latest updates with you! Today, you’ll find a new type of resource that we hope will expand the ways that you use museums for learning: 3D Resources. You can find more information about this new resource type and our other updates below. Don’t forget – our Help Center ...

Jumping into Innovative Thinking

By: Laura Blanton, National Air and Space Museum and Sara Cardello, Smithsonian Libraries and Archives NEW! K–8 Activity GuideSmithsonian in collaboration with USA TODAY presentInnovation Across the Nation, A Smithsonian at-home activity guide We live in a world inspired and compelled by innovation; from the clothing we wear, to the shape of our mail trucks, and the science and exploration stories- fiction and nonfiction- that capture our imaginations. These stories of inn...

Smithsonian Learning Lab Update: October 14 2021

By: Smithsonian Office of Educational Technology We’ve been working hard to address your feedback and enhance your experience using the Smithsonian Learning Lab. We are excited to share our latest tweaks and features with you! In this update, you’ll find three new tools that were designed to support you in creatively using digital resources for teaching and learning: Canvas Creator, Collections Print/Export, including the “Girlhood” Canvas Template, and Collection Thumbna...

Celebrating 175 Years of History

By: Ashley Naranjo and Henry Wu, Smithsonian Office of the Under Secretary for Education NEW! Lifelong Learning Activity Guide Smithsonian in collaboration with the USA TODAY Network present Present History “The museum of the past must be set aside, reconstructed, transformed…into a nursery of living thoughts….it should be a house full of ideas.” -George Brown Goode, 1889 Museums help us think about the world we live in today by reflecting on the legacy of the past and ...