Welcome to the Digital Artefact Project

This project is based on a program that comes from an actual exchange network run through the United States and Canada, whereby classrooms are partnered and send an actual box of clues to each other. The children then examine each of the ‘artefacts’ received and research information about them which leads them to "solving" the mystery, or finding the location of the partner school.

With the same idea in mind this Digital Artefact Project is a completely digital or virtual project. All the artefacts are in digital form – the artefact projects in HTML are exchanged and uploaded to the schools’ web sites for exploration. Children use the Internet to ‘solve’ the mystery.

It is suitable for children in the senior primary level. Classes can explore the Exemplars with no preparation or teachers learn how to compose a Digital Artefact Box with their class.

Seamless cross-curricular project integrating SESE Geography, SESE History, Music, Mathematics, English Writing and the Visual Arts

Engages pupils in discovery-based, collaborative and independent learning

Pupils are given opportunities to develop skills of investigation, designing and composing in a collaborative working environment

There is a password protected section where teachers can get the answers to current exemplars so they don’t have to explore the project before the pupils do

 

  Current Projects for Exploration (Exemplars)

Mission D. Possible
This box of artefacts has been collected by a school and presented under the Mission Digital Possible theme. Your mission is to examine the artefacts to discover the location of the school. The clues given are divided into three levels; country, county and finally town.
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James D. Bond
This box of artefacts has been collected from somewhere in the world. Accepting this mission will lead you far from Ireland to explore foreign landscapes, music, food, buildings and famous people.
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