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Take a Field Trip - Without Leaving the Classroom
posted by: Melissa | August 15, 2017, 07:20 PM   

There’s no doubt that field trips are valuable experiences for students. They expose students to experiments and environments that they may not have access to otherwise. They also encourage students to engage in authentic learning experiences.

Unfortunately, field trips can also be expensive, timely, and difficult to get administration approval for. Fortunately, there are options for teachers who want to give their students these experiences more often than they are able to arrange for a full field trip. While nothing will ever replace going to see a park, monument, or museum in person, virtual field trips can duplicate some of that experience while teachers and students remain in the classroom.

Virtual fieldtrips allow students to travel to a place using technology such as skype or video. They are a handy way to add more authentic experiences into the classroom, but they also provide a way for students to gather experiences that would be otherwise impossible. With virtual field trips, classes can explore the ocean, watch a volcano explode, or even travel to the past!

If you would like to incorporate virtual field trips into your classroom this year, check out this list of 250 virtual field trips. Don’t want to sift through that many options? Early Childhood Education Zone has a curated list of the 15 Most Amazing Virtual Field Trips.

Have you taken your students on a virtual field trip?

Share which one below!

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