Thursday, May 29, 2014

FREE MISC. LESSON - “25 Interactive Web Sites for Virtual Field Trips”

by Christopher Mitchell
Kindergarten - 12th Grade

Virtual field trips provide students with opportunities they may not get to experience otherwise. 

Where else can you "take a trip" to see the Sistine Chapel, the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, or the African grasslands -- all in one day? 

These tools may also challenge students to think critically about the places they visit. For example, a virtual trip to Pompeii requires students to consider the quality of life in an ancient city. A trip to Chichen Itza will allow them to appreciate and question the Maya's design decisions. Simply, virtual field trips can spark your students' interest and motivate their learning in a specific content area. 

The following websites are worth considering for virtual field trips. Some are built as all-inclusive virtual trips with text and audio; others provide only imagery which can be adapted to fit the needs of a lesson.

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