Educational Partnerships

Leading OER Resource Research Partnership: Smithsonian Learning Lab

For over five years the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA) has been researching, building, and improving the Smithsonian Learning Lab for educators. But now it is time to hear from the students! We at Navigation North are proud to be a partner in this exciting venture which brings digitized collections from Smithsonian's 19 museums, 9 research centers, and the [...]

By | 2017-05-25T22:28:36+00:00 April 24th, 2017|

6 Reasons Teachers Love The Smithsonian Learning Lab

The Smithsonian Learning Lab provides an online toolkit for teachers to discover Smithsonian’s digital resources and create personalized learning experiences for themselves and others. Educators can visually explore more than 2 million resources from across the Smithsonian, so it’s easy to find something of interest. The website’s tools enable users to easily organize and customize the resources to make them [...]

By | 2018-02-27T11:17:37+00:00 December 16th, 2016|

Where Exquisite Summer Content Begins to Bloom

The seeds all looked more or less the same as did the work to plant them. Now there are tomatoes, wildflowers, peppers, sunflowers, and corn well on its way. A convergence of exquisite and diverse flora from a common environment of soil and water, experience and effort. We have been involved in some interesting conversations around what's working for schools and districts and what's [...]

By | 2017-05-25T22:28:38+00:00 June 28th, 2016|

Launching the World’s Largest OER Collection… Yeah, That Just Happened.

Perhaps nobody told you, but over 1.35 million objects from the Smithsonian's 19 museums, 9 major research centers, and the national zoo have been recently released and combined with custom tools to support rich, digital learning around the globe using the largest treasure trove of historical assets in the world. Somewhere between 9 and 10am EST on a chilly Thursday [...]

By | 2017-05-25T22:28:39+00:00 November 24th, 2015|