21-Tech

The 21-Tech initiative has allowed me as a Discovery Guide to push myself further on how much information I can process and share with each visitor I encounter.- Odis Garrett, Children’s Museum of Houston Discovery Guide
21-Tech is a bridge between our museum guides and the visitors in that it creates connections between educational concepts and the real world.- Shawn Waxali, Children’s Museum of Houston Discovery Guide
21-Tech has helped Discovery Guides engage visitors by extending their experience through the apps and applying it to the exhibits.- Ian Tibby, Children's Museum of Houston Discovery Guide
21-Tech is a way of ‘hiding the vegetables in the fruit’ where the kids do not realize they are learning, but instead having fun and being fed knowledge that intrigues their minds.- Lauren Bell, Children's Museum of Houston Discovery Guide
21-Tech provides a new outlet for our Discovery Guides to interact with the visitors in a way that further enhances their experience and makes the visit overall extra enjoyable.- Sylvia Garcia, Children's Museum of Houston Discovery Guide

Please join our ASTC Discussion Forum 11/11 – 11/22

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From Monday, Nov. 11th – Friday, Nov. 22, join the 21-Tech hosts from the Children’s Museum of Houston, Garibay Group, Lawrence Hall of Science, New York Hall of Science, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, and Sciencenter for an online discussion forum about how museum facilitators can harness a host of pre-existing iPad apps to engage visitors without detracting from hands-on experiences. This is a chance to meet the 21-Tech team, hear what they’ve learned through the project, and learn how you can apply these facilitation strategies with mobile devices in your museum.

This discussion forum will take place on the ASTC Community site. If you are already using community.astc.org, you can find this discussion under “All Communities.” Need to sign up? Learn how to join the ASTC Community at http://astc.org/about/pdf/HLhowto.pdf. This forum is open to anyone, so please feel free to forward this information to anyone you think my be interested.

We truly hope you can join our discussion!

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Project Brief

21-Tech partners study and share the effective use of Personal Mobile Technologies (PMTs) by gallery facilitators in their work with visitors. The initial three years (2011-2013) of 21-Tech are funded in large part by a 21st Century Museum Professionals award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The project is led by the Children’s Museum of Houston in partnership with Lawrence Hall of Science, New York Hall of Science, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, and Sciencenter. For more information, please visit the About page.

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