For the first time in its 174-year history, the Smithsonian Institution has released more than 2.8 million high-resolution two- and three-dimensional images from across its collections onto an open-access online platform for visitors to peruse and download free of charge. Featuring data and materials from all 19 Smithsonian museums, nine research centers, libraries, archives, and the National Zoo, the new digital depot encourages the public to not just view its contents but also use, reuse, and transform them into just about anything they choose. The Smithsonian is committed to releasing more than 3 million items throughout 2020 alone. Beyond 2020, it will add more items on a continuing basis as they are digitized, researched, and published online.
One photograph can tell a unique and compelling story, capturing a specific moment in time and offering students opportunities to examine themselves and the world. Learning with photography can support meaningful self-inquiry, creativity, imagination, and expression in students’ lives, especially during challenging times. Photography can be used as a powerful tool for teaching and learning in the classroom and beyond.
On June 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (ET), children can join educators from the National Gallery of Art and the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art for an enjoyable hands-on Art Tales Live: Online Storytime program.
Drawing with Mr. J is a series of video episodes from Ohio Public Media, WOSU Classroom, to help students in elementary grades learn social and emotional skills through brief but engaging drawing challenges.