Sessions at Museum Computer Network (MCN) conference 2011 about Students on Friday 18th November

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  • History in Our Hands: Mobile activities for the school field trip

    by Jennifer Sly and Jesse Heinzen

    Room: Hong Kong
    The Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) is working on a new model for school field trips that will integrate mobile technologies into the school field trip experience that capitalizes on students’ natural behavior, promotes the development of 21stcentury skills, and bridges the gap between classroom and museum learning environments.

    The results of this development work is the project, History in Our Hands Project: Field Trips for the 21stCentury Learner,that will facilitate students, teachers, and parent chaperone’s exploration of a new upcoming exhibit at the Minnesota History Center. This mobile application will encourage these visitors to experience the exhibit space through play and investigation as well as to save photos, digital artifacts, and virtual items in a “digital backpack” for access and further activity in the classroom.

    At 10:00am to 10:30am, Friday 18th November