Time to start Exhibiting Student Work… Online?

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Time to start Exhibiting Student Work… Online?

Welcome to the Exhibiting Student Work in Virtual Environments Micro-Course! If you’re here, it means that you’ve already completed the Exhibiting Student Work course. In that course, we spread the word of exhibitions to the world, and explained how exhibition is a great way for students to showcase their learning and receive feedback on work from external sources. And that assessment in this manner lets the students know that their work matters to an audience beyond their teachers.

But how do we expand on our methods of exhibition?

One way is to do it online. Online exhibitions offer an expanded tool set that you as a teacher can use in order to enhance your students' learning and classroom experience. online may seem like a very strange and complicated place. It’s not as difficult as downloading Kung Fu into your brains. 

You know how to communicate online, you do it everyday whether it’s through Facebook, social media, or email. It makes sense if you are nervous to do exhibitions online, especially if you have had a history of in-person classroom teaching experience. It's easy to feel that online spaces are intimidating and hard to navigate. More and more we live our lives in a digital way. Video meetings, email, social media, and more are just a few examples. It can be encouraging to students to see teachers integrating online elements to the class.


How do we do it?


It's important to think of the internet as a tool for teachers to use and not something that will change up your teaching style. At the end of the day, online spaces are just a different kind of classroom. Always remember that you are a teacher and because of that you are the one who knows how to teach better than anyone else in the space. Better than students, better than caregivers, and better than the computer scientist that designed the online platform you might be using to teach with. Ultimately this micro-course isn't about learning new technology. This course is about exhibiting your student’s work in a way that encourages their self-worth and real-world connection. It just also happens to be a course about how to do that online.


You’ve started the course. How do we know? You’re reading this! We bet you have some questions.

How long is this course?

This course is designed to be done at your own pace. The course has a suggested amount of time listed on its course landing pages under the “Course Stats” heading. We feel that you should set aside the suggested time in order to complete the course. These hours take into account things like facilitating classroom discussions, teaching basic concepts needed to complete each assignment, and making time to continually discuss your work with colleagues and friends.

Do I have to complete coursework?

That’s completely up to you! This free version of the course is being completed by you through email. Because this version is set up in this manner we have no way to follow-up to make sure you actually do each assignment.  

How do I get the next email?

We’ve already started sending it to you! Whenever you get an email and open it we will send you the next email in the series so that you have it as soon as you finish your work. If you just want to get all the emails before starting any of the work just open all the emails as they come and the subsequent emails will be sent. Please note there may be a 10-20 minute delay between emails sent after an email has been opened. 

Can I hire High Tech High to facilitate a course experience for me and/or a group (students, staff, friends)?

We are launching this service in the near future. If you are interested in receiving news about this option please fill out this form.

My question isn’t answered here - what do I do?

These questions, and other questions like them, are answered extensively in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section of If you run into issues that are not covered in the FAQ section of our website please email us for help by visiting our Contact page.

Emails Overview:

In this mini-course, you are going to receive a series of 5 emails which will cover:

1. Introduction


2. Components


3. Inspirations

This email!   See how online elements can change how we approach the core components of creating exhibitions.   Learn from how others have done online exhibitions in the past so that you can draw from their experiences.


4. Put It Into Practice


5. The End!


  Perform some activities that will help you to learn more about how exhibitions can happen in online spaces.   Share artifacts of learning you've completed with the world and congratulate yourself on completing the micro-course.  


Below is a preview of some of the additional readings, videos, comics, and other resources to enhance your learning regarding this email’s topic. You can review these materials in full by going to the course landing page.


Virtual Learning Toolkit
This toolkit highlights some key points to remember as you perform virtual exhibitions.
  Designing Exhibitions for At Home PBL
This presentation comes from a workshop that highlighted exhibiting and Project Based Learning while at home.



Virtual Exhibition of Learning
It's a video of a sample virtual exhibition with 3 elementary students.

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