Samsung and British Museum Release New Online Learning Resources to Inspire Digital Creativity
Together with long-standing partner the British Museum, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd has today released a series of online learning resources to inspire children and young people while they are at home due to the coronavirus pandemic and during the school holidays.
Available for free on the Samsung KX website – Samsung’s home of innovation – the Around the World in a Day resources showcase some of the world’s best architecture through a range of the British Museum’s historical objects.
Each of the five resources covers a different architectural theme – towers, stadiums, palaces, spiritual spaces and homes – which children and young people are getherfortomorrow, #enainvited to use as inspiration to make their own designs and creations using drawing apps, Minecraft or any other tool of their choosing. Creations can then also be brought to life using digital devices to take photos, videos, gifs or stop frame animations, and these can be shared on social media using #MuseumFromHome and tagging @SamsungUK.
The resources link particularly strongly with the Design & Technology Curriculum and the Art & Design Curriculum, providing both an educational and creative way to explore the Museum’s collections while its doors are closed.
Forming a part of Samsung’s new Stay Learning series, which offers a range of educational content created with its CSR Partners to support children and families during this time, the Around the World in a Day resources are available now for all to enjoy here:
- Spiritual Spaces – https://www.samsung.com/uk/explore/kings-cross/creativity/british-museum/4/
Jessie Soohyun Park, Head of CSR at Samsung UK, said, ‘We’re proud to continue working with the British Museum to adapt and evolve how we offer educational experiences to children and young people during these unprecedented times. As part of Samsung’s global commitment to education, we hope these resources will inspire our next generation of creators to experiment with their digital creative skills.’
Sarah Saunders, Head of Learning and National Partnerships at the British Museum said, ‘This is a great opportunity for young people to be inspired by the British Museum’s amazing collection and Samsung’s spirit of design innovation to get creative with architecture. The Museum has many fascinating objects that relate to buildings from the famous colosseum in Rome to sacred shrines in India. We can’t wait for young people to share their unique architectural creations with us.’
Also announced today is that the Samsung Digital Discovery Centre welcomed a record number of visitors this year. 28,500 children and young people took part in a wide variety of digital activities such as workshops, family drop-ins, and facilitated school visits using the latest Samsung technology – the highest annual number since the Centre opened in 2009. It was a 14% increase on the previous year.