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A few websites & tips for setting up #mysteryhangouts and going on class virtual field trips.

Google Connected Classrooms. Teacher's Guide to Creating A Connected Classroom. June 6, 2014 A connected classroom is a learning environment that is open to the outside world.

Teacher's Guide to Creating A Connected Classroom

One in which students get engaged in real life authentic learning that starts within their classroom and extends to reach other global learners. With the widespread of internet connection and web 2.0 technologies, creating a connected classroom becomes way easier than any time before. But before we delve into the web tools to use to open the doors of your classroom to to a global audience, let me first share with you some of the academic pluses of using a connected classroom approach.

Google Apps For Education Tips & TricksResources Galore: Using Google Maps For Virtual Field Trips - Google Apps For Education Tips & Tricks. One of the greatest ways we can use Google Maps is to take our students on virtual field trips.

Google Apps For Education Tips & TricksResources Galore: Using Google Maps For Virtual Field Trips - Google Apps For Education Tips & Tricks

For several years, we have been able to use Street View in Google Maps to walk down streets, look at monuments and create customised field trips without having to leave the classroom. Recently, Google started adding ‘street view’ in Google maps to record places that cars can’t access. Hikers strap on the special cameras pictured above, and record the trails. 10 Wonderful Virtual Field Trips for your Students.

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10 Wonderful Virtual Field Trips for your Students

Teachers are getting ready for field trips and students are over excited about them. Unfortunately, there are times when taking a field trip with students is not possible and in cases such as these, technology can compensate for it. Using the websites below, teachers will be able to take their students on wonderful virtual trips to see and visit places that could not probably visit in real. Check out the resources I have for you below and let me know what you think of them. Enjoy 1-Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History This comprehensive virtual tour allows visitors using a desktop computer (Windows, Mac, Linux) or a mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android) to take a virtual, self-guided, room-by-room walking tour of the whole museum. 2- Arctic Tour 3- Moon Tour. 5 BEST Virtual Field Trips. Become a Teacher >> Browse Articles >> Online Learning Featured Author: Mrs.

5 BEST Virtual Field Trips

Kelly Tenkely. Tour Builder. World Panoramic Photography - 360Cities. Google Lit Trips for Young Readers. Where in the world will our youngest readers travel as they discover the world of books!

Google Lit Trips for Young Readers

Reading About Reading Kind Words Site Map Site Search Videos About GLT Sam Patch, Daredevil Jumper written by Julie Cummins Illustrated by Michael Allen Austin Monday, September 22, 2014 “Folks say that when Sam Patch was born, he jumped right into his mother's arms. Read more... A Walk in London by Salvatore Rubbino Sunday, September 21, 2014. Virtual Field Trips on Pinterest. #MysterySkype. Plus.google. Matt B. Gomez Virtual Field Trips Hangout on Air.

Librarian in Cute Shoes: Making the Most of Mystery Skype. Any Skype session is a special event in our classroom, no matter how many times we schedule one.

Librarian in Cute Shoes: Making the Most of Mystery Skype

Whether it be an author Skype, a visit with a teacher traveling faraway, or meeting old friends to celebrate WRAD, my students enjoy making connections. It's my way of bringing the world to my classroom. But Mystery Skypes are something different altogether. It's a live puzzle. It's a real-world interactive. In a Mystery Skype, two classes connect without knowing each other's locations (although their teachers do know and have prearranged it). My students exchange the clues with the other class, and as they guess, there are many other things happening in the classroom. Our greeter begins the call, and starts the conversation off with a friendly salutation and introduction.

Then, we exchange our clues with the other class one by one. Some are using Today's Meet to backchannel the event. Afterwards, there is much follow-up. About Mystery Skypes/Hangouts and why we need more. Video chats can break down a classroom’s walls and open students up to the world.

About Mystery Skypes/Hangouts and why we need more

They’re easy to set up and can be transformational. One of the most transformative effects the Internet can have on classrooms is opening them up to the world. Before the Internet, global communication was expensive and slow. Think long-distance phone calls and letters, even world travel. Now, the world is at our classrooms’ beck and call: Social media can connect us to anyone.Video chat takes us to new places in the world immediately.Blogs, wikis and websites help us create content that anyone in the world can see.

Great Mystery Skype Questions to Get You Started. My students have grown into being quite good Mystery Skypers but it has taken them most of the year and many practice calls.

Great Mystery Skype Questions to Get You Started

One thing they have really worked on has been the act of asking great questions so we thought it would be nice to offer up some great sample questions for when you get started with Mystery Skype. However, the best way to grow is to not follow a list but instead discuss throughout the year what the best questions are for your class. For the USA Are you in North America? Are you in the United States? Depending on the answer to that, you can go in different directions: If east of Mississippi: Are you one of the original 13 colonies? If west of the Mississippi: Are you in the West/Southwest region? Mystery Skype Jobs Created by My Students. My students during a call Last year was my personal best for Mystery Skype.

We did one almost every week, and by we I mean my incredible students. They took ownership and pride in ding the calls quickly, professionally, and efficiently, and I often stood back in awe watching them unfold. How to Set Up and Run a Mystery Skype Session.