Google World Wonders: Virtual Field Trips
101 Days of Free Tech for Teachers, Day 13
Take your students on an adventure anywhere in the world with Google World Wonders. Using its unique Street View technology, Google has made it so you and your class can explore any place, time, and wonder from the comfort of your classroom. For instance, students studying WWII have the ability to see pertinent geographical locations in an in-depth, personal way. Google World Wonders also offers the ability to search through a gallery of historic art pieces and documents based on events, place, date, as well as other searchable terms.
How We Decide Which Free Tech Tools to Feature
Yup, there are thousands of apps, tools, services, websites, and other offerings — many free — designed for teachers and students. So, how do we sort through all of those to feature the ones which are most useful and interesting? Well… we start by sorting through thousands of these things… then we talk to the presenters in the SimpleK12 Teacher Learning Community and watch their videos closely… then we talk to many of the members in the Teacher Learning Community, teachers just like you who are using these apps and tools day in and day out. We've been doing this for over 30 years and have, in that time, developed a sense for what's good and bad. Have we missed something that we should feature here? Most certainly. So, let us know in the Comments section what we should take a look at and we'll throw 'em into the hopper.
Carolina Fransen is the EdTech Apps and Tools Editor at SimpleK12.com. She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms. If you have an app, tool, website, or service that you think we should know about, please send your information or tip to firstname.lastname@example.org.