Saturday, October 2, 2010

Virtual field trips in the classroom


A great overview describing the use of virtual field trips in the classroom is found on this web site.
Taking your pupils on a virtual field trip is a really good way to spark their interest or motivate their learning in a particular topic. It is often not possible to take a field trip particularly if there is distance involved but by using virtual field trips the world can be available to all children at any time.
Taking children to art galleries such as The Louvre while living in New Zealand is very appealing and now so possible.
LEARNZ is a New Zealand site which I have discussed earlier where New Zealand teachers and their classes can register (free) to be part of a variety of field trips. Coming up on their web site are two virtual field trips; Takahe and Wetland Treasures.
It is an interactive site with a lot of interesting and relevant information.

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for great read.
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  2. Thanks for great read.
    With Good Content - And Subscribers... You can do really well.
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    Waly Bayliss
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  3. I'm in school right now getting my degree in Biology so that I may be a teacher and a coach for a high school. I must admit that you're tactics seem really productive. I'm still a sophmore in college so what do I know right? haha

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  4. I am sure that you know plenty. With your background in the sciences you would get a position very easily over here as we are crying out for teachers in this area. The Virtual field trips would also be good in your area.

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    Di

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