Creating Virtual Field Trips with Google Tools
This is session two of three for the series titled Using Virtual Field Trips to Enhance Learning and Lower Classroom Walls Explain how virtual field trips can lower the walls of the classroom and introduce students to far away destinations. Design a virtual field trip using Google Earth and Google My Maps that will immerse students in a variety of cultures and landscapes.
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
Virtual field trips provide opportunities for teachers to lower four the walls of their classrooms and introduce students to far away destinations. Applications like Google Earth and Google My Maps are excellent resources for creating rich learning experiences that can immerse students in a variety of cultures and landscapes. Join Lauren Boucher for this interactive workshop as she shares how to create immersive virtual explorations using Google Tools for Education. Participants will also receive a ready-made planning template and the opportunity to make-and-take their own virtual field trip using Google tools.
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.