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Creating Virtual Field Trips with Google Tools

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This is session two 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:
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.

Learning Objectives:
  • 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.

  • 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 12, 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 (5)

    Great Activities! Will be utilizing these tools in the classroom! Thanks!
    Basic Member
    Wonderful activities to use in virtual trips with students!
    Full Member
    very helpful!!!
    I am really enjoying these virtual field trip webinars! Can't wait to plan a trip.
    Basic Member
    Great webinar!
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