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An Introduction to Virtual Field Trips

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This is session one of three for the series titled Using Virtual Field Trips to Enhance Learning and Lower Classroom Walls

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Full members will also have access to view the recordings on-demand and earn up to three continuing education credits

Workshop Description:
We all want to provide our students with engaging, learning-filled experiences, but often time, budgets and other barriers can stand in our way. This is where technology can help enhance our lessons and lower the four walls of our classrooms! Join Lauren Boucher for this interactive workshop as she shares a variety of tools and strategies for planning innovative virtual field trips for your students. Participants will also experience a virtual field trip first-hand for themselves, discover where to find done-for-you virtual explorations, and create a trip of their own using a ready-made planning template.

Learning Objectives:
  • Explain how virtual field trips can lower the walls of the classroom and provide students with engaging, learning-filled experiences.
  • Discover where to find done-for-you virtual field trips and how to create them using a ready-made planning template.

  • Special Technology Instructions: Participants will need access to an internet device, a non-school, personal Google account, and a free Canva for Education account. SimpleK12ís Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.

    Participants will have collaboration and sharing opportunities throughout the workshop to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objectives and reflect on their learning.


    Status: Available On-Demand
    Subject: Cross-curricular
    Last aired on: Thursday, January 5, 2023 @ 7:00 PM EST
    Duration: 1 hour
    Credit Hours: 1
    Categories: Blended Learning
    Tags: Canva, Google, Google Earth, Google My Maps, Student Engagement, Virtual Field Trips

    Reviews (12)

    Lots of great information and awesome ideas! Thank you so much for the templates and session!
    Full Member
    Amazing ideas, template and examples to motivate students to explore our world! Thanks a lot!
    Full Member
    Great information; thank you!
    Full Member
    This was great! Thank you!
    Full Member
    Thank you for the many links to interactive websites. I have added several to my Symbaloo homepage for my library.
    Full Member
    It was very helpful and I am excited about using this in my classroom immediately.
    Full Member
    This was great!
    So many cool and free places to take students!!
    Super cool virtual field trips! I visited the virtual Vatican which I loved because we are going there this summer for the first time. I loved the Google Lit trip with Percy Jackson and the Olympians : the Lightning Thief.
    Full Member
    I was unable to make a copy of the template. Can you please send me a link?
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