We all know that field trips can be incredible educational experiences for students, particularly those students with limited backgrounds. However, because of cost and logistics, field trips aren’t always feasible. Virtual field trips provide these valuable learning experiences without the expense, and have the added bonus of working well in flipped and blended classrooms. Explore a variety of resources for designing virtual field trips that will engage students and encourage exploration. No permission forms or bag lunches required!
What’s All The Fuss About Virtual Field Trips?
The list of benefits is long when you consider hosting a virtual field trip for your students. A virtual field trip is an engaging and exciting adventure that helps to expand your students opportunities for global experiences.
What Are The Benefits Of A Virtual Vs Traditional Field Trips?
Taking your students on local activities should not be fully replaced with virtual field trips. However, when distance, time or money is an issue taking a virtual field trip is the best way to go.
What Tools Do I Use To Take A Virtual Field Trip?
Google Earth, Livebinders, Wikispaces and Padlet all offer tech tools to connect your students around the world.
How Do I Plan For AND Implement A Virtual Field Trip?
The best virtual field trips use dynamic media to provide the visual storytelling element for your classroom. Bring your lesson to life with media resources such as YouTube, Flicker, WatchKnow, and PBS.
How Do Virtual Field Trips Work In A Blended Or Flipped Classroom?
There are various models that can be integrated as part of the virtual field trip blended or flipped classroom. Depending on your model you can determine how to approach and deliver your virtual field trip to your students.
How To Maximize Time In A Flipped Classroom?
In a flipped classroom, face-to-face time in more limited so take advantage of encouraging student participation both in and out of the classroom.
Want to learn more? Join Jayme Linton in the Teacher Learning Community as she explains how to create a virtual field trip experience for your students.