Updates

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 ...

Smithsonian Learning Lab Update: July 29, 2021

By: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access This summer, we’ve been hard at work tweaking and adding new features and functionality to improve your experience using the Smithsonian Learning Lab and we’re excited to share our latest changes with you! In this update, you’ll find two new tools that we hope will enhance how you use the Lab for learning: History and Notes. You can find more information about these new tools and our other updates below. Don’t forget ...

Finding Sources of Inspiration All Around Us

By: Ashley Naranjo, Smithsonian Office of the Undersecretary for Education NEW! K–8 Activity Guide Smithsonian in collaboration with USA TODAY presentInspiration Nation, A Smithsonian at-home activity guide Inspiration is something that moves you to act, create, feel an emotion or imagine new possibilities. Throughout history and today, creative, curious and caring people have reimagined a future filled with hope. They have been inspired by everything from the natural world, th...

Smithsonian Learning Lab Update: May 19, 2021

By: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access Since our launch nearly five years ago, the Smithsonian Learning Lab team at the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access has been tweaking, updating, and adding new features and functionality to make the platform run more smoothly, offer increased stability, and enable new possibilities. In fact, every month or so, we make these updates, sometimes minor, and sometimes major. We’d like to begin sharing these change...

Let Creativity Be Your Guide This Winter

By: Ashley Naranjo, Smithsonian Office of the Undersecretary for Education NEW! Children’s Activity Guide Smithsonian in collaboration with USA TODAY presentWinter at Home, A Smithsonian at-home activity guide “Winter at Home” is a new 40-page activity guide that uses the vast collections and expertise of the Smithsonian to spark learners’ creativity and imaginations as they explore their homes and neighborhoods this winter. The guide is filled with hands-on activiti...