Well, Yahoo! and the Smithsonian may have just the project that provides a way for students to get actively involved in history and use all those digital Web 2.0 tools they love so much!
From now through November 8th, your students can contribute a digital artifact to the Yahoo! Time Capsule by submitting a photograph, social studies movie, video, audio podcast, classroom blog, or other classroom project.
This is a great way for students to share their work, be involved in living history, and connect with the larger world outside their classroom.
Here's some more information about the Yahoo! Time Capsule + Smithsonian Folkways Project:
"For 30 days, from October 10 until November 8, Yahoo! users worldwide can contribute photos, writings, videos, audio — even drawings — to this electronic anthropology project. This is the first time that digital data will be gathered and preserved for historical purposes.
And by November 8, a mosaic of revealing snapshots will be sealed and entrusted to Smithsonian Folkways Recordings based in Washington D.C., officially taking its place in history. Finally, to thank you for your contribution to the Time Capsule, you’ll be asked to help us select how Yahoo! will donate $100,000 to seven global charitable organizations. Learn more about these seven organizations.