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Hesperian Health Guides. American Museum of Natural History. A Step by Step Guide to Creating A Virtual Field Trip Using Google Earth. February, 2014 Since I posted about the " 20 online museums for teachers and students " I received several emails with links, apps, tools and more tips related to educational virtual field trips.

A Step by Step Guide to Creating A Virtual Field Trip Using Google Earth

One of the links I got included this wonderful guide I am sharing with you below created by Silvia Rosenthal from Langwitches. The guide is about how to frame a virtual field trip using Google Earth. Being able to frame your field trip enables you to take your students into an education virtual learning trip in which they will engage in authentic and experiential learning. Silvia used Tour of Jacksonville, Florida as an example of the virtual field trip you can create for your students. She also integrated some curriculum activities that go parallel with this virtual trip. How to Create a folder in Google Earth How to add an image of a landmark or building How to edit them placemarks and many more.

I invite you to download this short guide and use it with your students. 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.

20 Wonderful Online Museums and Sites for Virtual Field Trips to Use 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. Over 300 Virtual Tours & Museums around the World. Tour The American Museum of Natural History The American Museum of Photography Guided Tour American Red Cross Virtual Museum American Treasures - Library of Congress The Ancient Olympic Games Virtual Museum Tour an Ancient Roman Villa Tour of The Andy Warhol Museum The Canadian Museum of Civilization Tour The Catherine Palace of Tsarskoye Selo Tour The Collection at The National Gallery of Art Tour the DeCordova 35 acre Sculpture Park The Drop Zone Virtual Museum (WW II Airborne)

Over 300 Virtual Tours & Museums around the World

Online museums. Digital Public Library of America. Online libraries with free ebooks. Online libraries with free ebooks. Online Burma Library. Google Tips and tricks. Using Google images, you can take an image and use it as a search.

Google Tips and tricks

The results to this search will show similar pictures and will also show sites that have the same picture. This way, you can find the site that your picture originated from. If you search the tracking number of a package shipped by Fedex, UPS, or USPS in Google, you can get a quick update of where your package is. If you simply search "weather in Salt Lake City" for example, you can get instant updates on the weather wherever you are. You can get definitions for any word instantly by simply typing "define" then the word. Top 8 Google search tips and tricks. Google Spell Check is by far the most important and useful took in the Google arsenal.

Top 8 Google search tips and tricks

If I make a spelling mistake is a search, such as spelling search "serch" then Google will automatically fix it, and search for "search". Things that do NOT affect a query Capitalization, and most special characters do not affect a query, if I try to search "€ 2010", then my query will return the results for "2010". Same with Capitalization. Searching "SEARCH" will return the same as searching "search". Putting "Define" before a search term will result in Google attempting to define the term that follows. You can filter your results to a query by date, filetype, webpage (edu, gov, org, and com) If the Google detected language is different from the one you have Google Chrome configured for, then Google with give you the option to translate the webpage, which is great when you are trying to find information on a Russian game, and all the information on the game is in Russian.

Improve your Google Search with 6 Useful Tips & Tricks. Search for a specific domain type to find more credible or reliable sources of information There are a variety of different domain types and it can be very useful to know how to filter a search to only present a specific domain type.

Improve your Google Search with 6 Useful Tips & Tricks

  .org = non-profit organization .edu = educational institution .mil = military (used by branches of the American Armed Forces) .net = network (almost any type can fall under this domain)