On June 18, the AIA hosted its second themed online session for IAD (International Archaeology Day) Collaborating Organizations, with twenty-eight participants attending a Zoom session on “What Works Online, What Doesn’t.”
As many institutions and groups have been grappling since March with how to move their public programming online, it was good to have an opportunity for participants to come together to share their successes and challenges from the past few months and to brainstorm about solutions that will help us all go on delivering quality public programming as the world continues to struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic.
One of the major benefits of the session was the ability for participants to contribute and ask questions about different apps, programs, and resources. These ranged from sites like Canva and postermywall used to make promotional materials; to quiz software like Kahoot!; and activity generating technologies such as the app Colorscape that makes coloring pages from photos and the website Jigsaw Planet that can be used to make virtual jigsaw puzzles.