We have lift off! Originally, we were going to create a simple blog where we could share articles we were reading, ideas that inspired us and pictures we liked. But, like most things, what started as a simple idea morphed into a space where ideas could be shared and discussed, pictures and journal entries could be posted, objects could be studied and people and could be introduced. We hope this space becomes a virtual meeting place where you can share your successes, ask for assistance and see some of the awesome things going on @Glenbow!
Posts, like this one, show up at the bottom third of the page. Click on any to read. Please comment! All comments and content are moderated so if you comment it won’t show up immediately. If you want to narrow your search, check the very bottom of the page where you will see a group of words titled, ‘Categories’. Click on any of those headings to narrow your content to only those posts that have something to do with that word. If you have something you would like to share, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and become a ‘Guest Poster’!
Just above the ‘Posts’ is a carousel of pictures. This is where you will find mystery objects to click on and discover as well as articles about some of the amazing people that we work with at Glenbow. Click on the beautiful turquoise case in this section for an article about our Cultural History Technician, Marcia Slater. This carousel of pictures will be constantly added to and if you want to narrow your search in this section, check the bottom of the home page, and next to ‘Categories’ you will see a group of words called ‘Projects’. This will narrow your search in this field.
Above the Carousel are the big pictures. These can also be clicked on for a description or possibly a story!
Also on the bottom left of the Home page, you will see our Museum School Twitter feed. Please follow us @museumschoolYYC.
We also realized there was a need to simplify our questionnaire process. You can now access the questionnaire for teachers and adults and submit it online. In the Menu at the top of the page is a ‘Teacher’ category. In the drop down menu you will see a title for Forms. In this drop down menu you will see both a ‘Teacher’ and ‘Adult’ questionnaire. At the bottom of the ‘Teacher Questionnaire’ there is a place to drag and drop files, allowing you to share some of the wonderful photos and journal entries from your week with us. The ‘Your Ideas’ menu item in this category is set up as a forum and you will have to create a password protected log in identity. Sign up just below the ‘Log in” button where you see the word, ‘Register’. This is another opportunity to share museum school ideas, techniques and queries.
This web page would not exist without the wonderful, continued support of Chevron Canada Resources, our incredible, talented tech wizard Natasha Ivanco and Chris Heazell, Manager, Information Systems at Glenbow, who found us this space to play! Thank you all!