Simile Exhibit Project – VA History SOLs
So I finally managed to get Exhibit working. Which is pretty impressive considering I’ve been working on it during NECC and I’ve failed a few times before.
The site is up here. The death locations aren’t correct right now but I welcome any feedback you’d care to give.
I think it has some really interesting potential in enabling students to interact with and see relationships between different types of data (geography/time/facts/eras).
Plus it looks pretty, is interactive and you can click to sort/categorize everything on the fly.
I used the same layouts used in their Presidents example. I took what they’d done and changed categories, some css etc. to create information that was more relevant to what we have to study. It was something of a hassle to get this done but I think it was worth it and I’m working on creating a basic template to allow teachers to put the data into a Google spreadsheet and drive the site through that.
Here’s a short video showing what it can do. Click here if you can’t see anything below.