Virtual Field Trips Can Spice Up Learning. By Barbara R.
Blackburn Virtual field trips are a great way to excite your students and incorporate technology into instruction. In today’s budget-conscious and time-stressed schools, this is particularly helpful. Imagine the activities you can integrate into your classroom with, for example, a virtual tour of one of the Smithsonian Institution’s many museums, galleries or past exhibitions. However, it’s important to remember that the field trip itself should not be the end result. The Charles P. Jones Memorial Library. Explore Virtual Field Trips and web resources!
Visit the links below and for general resources and virtual field trips that focus on the arts. Keep checking back for more resources! The Art Institute of Chicago's web site features several Online Exhibits. Here, learners may explore works of art, as well as details about those works and their artists. Virtual Field Trips—LDS Homeschooling in California—and everywhere! These links feature wonderful sites that explore places in the world that you may never be able to visit in person.
Even if you have been able to visit some of the places in person, you will still enjoy re-living the experience and sharing it with your families through the text, photos, videos and live web cameras on these websites. MY TECHNOLOGY PAGE - VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS. Virtual Field Trips - Blackwell's Best. A Teacher's Ultimate Destination for Virtual Field Trips. A Teacher's Ultimate Destination for Virtual Field Trips. Virtual Field Trips. AVIDSummer: Virtual Field Trips. Virtual Field Trips - emason's technology resources. 10 Great Virtual Field Trips. Schools and kids love field trips, but they take a lot of time, money and extra adult supervision that may or may not be available.
Thanks to the internet, there are now alternatives that are only as far away as your technology lab. Here are some of the best available across the wild web of the internet: To: science museumsfarmsBlackwell’s Best Virtual Field Tripsstrife-torn countriesfactoriesmore Want a quick tour right now, via YouTube. Only have a few minutes? Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-fifth grade and creator of two technology training books for middle school. Follow me Like this: 10 virtual field trip options for schools. Virtual field trips provide an appealing solution for schools with limited budgets who still want their students to get out-of-classroom experiences.
Educators and Web developers are constantly finding new solutions for bringing visual technology to educational settings. The results are more than just sight seeing tours—they are interactive experiences in which students can further engage in their schoolwork and lessons. E-missions and Real World Math, for starters, are examples of virtual field trips in which students not only see distant locations but also solve problems within them.
Education Dive looked at both of them, as well as a host of other options that teachers can look to to make far-off locations a little closer to home: 1. On Google Lit Trips, teachers can share custom made tours from the real-world settings of books commonly taught in school using Google Earth's tour-creation option. 7 Virtual Field Trips Every Teacher Ought to Know About. Due to budget cuts, many teachers lack the essentials like pens and paper.
So for most schools, even a small field trip to the local bakery or theater is too much to ask. Well, today I'm going t. 5 BEST Virtual Field Trips. Become a Teacher >> Browse Articles >> Online Learning Featured Author: Mrs.
Kelly Tenkely Kelly Tenkely is a technology teacher in a private school. Kelly also trains teaching staff on integrating and implementing technology into the classroom. Virtual field trips. Definition of Virtual Field Trips. Virtual Field Trips. Electronic (Virtual) Field Trips List of Contents (click on topic name for more links) This resource is the brain child of Donna Hendry, a graduate of the School of Education at Eastern Connecticut State University.
Donna has already created a resource of her own (see link below) which is rich in links to websites whose creators have provided an exciting opportunity for learners of all ages to virtually experience our wondrous world. Virtual Travel: Online Field Trips for Students. Arranging a field trip entails a lot of work.
Educators have to send out permission slips, and make arrangements for buses and chaperones. 20 Wonderful Online Museums and Sites for Virtual Field Trips to Use in Class. January 27, 2014 Yesterday when I was working on the list of iPad apps that teachers can use with their students to make virtual field trips, it dawned on me to compile another list of web based platforms for both online museums and virtual field sites that can be used with students in class.
After scouring the web for hours I finally landed on the selection below. Have a look and as always share with your students and colleagues. 1- National Portrait Gallery The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery tells the history of America through individuals who have shaped its culture. Through the visual arts, performing arts and new media, the Portrait Gallery portrays poets and presidents, visionaries and villains, actors and activists whose lives tell the American story. 2- Smithsonian Museums. Virtual Field Trips. Pearson Prentice Hall: eTeach: Why Use Virtual Field Trips? By Dr. Scott Mandel The students entered the computer lab and immediately moved into their cooperative learning groups. Their topic of study involved an investigation of how people adapt to various climates and topography in their quest to create adequate living conditions.
Within this particular cooperative learning lesson, the students' immediate task was to determine the types of clothing and equipment necessary to bring with them for a hypothetical trip to various spots around the globe. The problem that they faced was that they were required to make their decisions based only on the climate and topography of that particular location. Prior to the session, the teacher had created a virtual field trip Web site for his students, uploaded onto the school computer network. Each two-student team logged onto the assignment-created Web site which appeared as a weather map of the world. Dr. Alice Christie's Online Researching Resources: Virtual Field Trips. Travel the World From Your Classroom: Free iPad Apps for Virtual Field Trips. Not every school has the resources necessary to take their students on an airplane . . . or spaceship. The iPad can bring the world to your students' fingertips in ways never before possible.
Many national parks and museums have apps designed for onsite visitors. These navigational tools are also great for classrooms who can't make the trip. In fact, a variety of free apps can be used as virtual field trips so that children can travel the world from your classroom! National Parks by National Geographic National Parks by National Geographic is full of breathtaking pictures and information on National Parks including Acadia, Mount Rainier, Yellowstone and Zion. Gettysburg For a virtual tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield, the Gettysburg Battle app can be used in classrooms commemorating the 150th anniversary of this Civil War battle.
Getty Museum The Life of Art app designed by the Getty Museum focuses on four items from their collection. NASA Earth Now. Virtual Field Trips. Plan a Virtual Field Trip These websites are a great start to bringing the rest of the world into your classroom. Two Way Interactive Connections in Education: Video Samples Examples from several providers of their videoconference field trips VC Content Providers Database A Polycom-sponsored site with programs from content providers such as zoos and museums offering ISDN- or IP-based videoconferencing. Virtual Field Trip to Ellis Island. World War II and the Postwar Period The United States entered World War II in 1942. During the war, immigration decreased. There was fighting in Europe, transportation was interrupted, and the American consulates weren't open. Fewer than 10 percent of the immigration quotas from Europe were used from 1942 to 1945.In many ways, the country was still fearful of the influence of foreign-born people.
The United States was fighting Germany, Italy, and Japan (also known as the Axis Powers), and the U.S. government decided it would detain certain resident aliens of those countries. Also because of the war, the Chinese Exclusion Act was repealed in 1943. For Teachers: Virtual Field Trips. Student Travel – WWII Educational Tours High school and college students, learn the leadership principles that helped win WWII on a trip to France or during a weeklong residential program in New Orleans. College credit is available, and space is limited. See You Next Year! HS Yearbooks from WWII Collected from across the United States, the words and pictures of these yearbooks present a new opportunity to experience the many challenges, setbacks and triumphs of the war through the eyes of America’s youth.
The Victory Gardens of WWII Visit the Classroom Victory Garden Project website to learn about food production during WWII, find lesson plans and activities for elementary students, get tips for starting your own garden and try out simple Victory Garden recipes! The Science and Technology of WWII Visit our new interactive website to learn about wartime technical and scientific advances that forever changed our world. Virtual Tours and Fieldtrips. North America Virtual Field Trip. BORN TO BE WILD/NO PLACE TO HIDEPremieres Sun May 19 9/8c North America: Born to be Wild: Take an extraordinary journey through the wildest places in North America and meet the incredible array of wildlife that lives in our own backyard.
Wolves and whales, lions and bears, mustangs and mountain goats are our neighbors in this grand landscape. North America: No Place to Hide: A world of extreme storms and unpredictable blizzards, this land tests all those who set foot on it. From bunker building prairie dogs to the fastest land animals on the continent, the fight to survive shapes all who dare call this place home. Tramline Virtual Field Trips. Digital and Virtual Field Trips. Virtual Field Trips for the Classroom or Home at Internet 4 Classrooms. Ten of the best virtual field trips. Get Outta Class With Virtual Field Trips. You look outside the classroom window and see yet another in a long string of gloomy days.
Inside the classroom, restless students seem mired in malaise.