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How to have a virtual field trip

How to have a virtual field trip

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  • 1. How to Take a Virtual Field Trip from the Classroom
  • 2. Reasons for Virtual Field Trip
    lack of funding
    lack of time
    higher demand of in classroom learning to improve test scores
  • 3. Pick a topic that you are studying for your virtual field trip
  • 4. Lesson Plans
    Your lesson plans must correlate to the reason for needing a virtual field trip
    Lesson Plans
  • 5. Plan Ahead
    Plan ahead in your lesson plans for your field trip
  • 6. Get Excited!
    Get your students excited about the field trip by reading books that are based on the virtual field trip destination
  • 7. Classroom Setting
    Create a classroom setting based on your field trip
    Have your students bring in items to help decorate
    Make students part
    of the process
  • 8. Assignments
    Create classroom assignments based around the virtual field trip
  • 9. Brochures
    Contact where you are basing your virtual field trip from and ask if they have any free brochures to send you for each student
    Have students make their own brochure after the field trip is complete
    Smithsonian Brochure
  • 10. Parent Involvement
    Contact parents for pictures on the designated virtual field trip (they may have been there)
  • 11. Souvenirs
    Get parents involved by having parents make crafts that students would normally purchase on field trips
    For example, if you cannot visit a coal mine, have parents collect coal and put in baggies
  • 12. Guest Speakers
    Invite guest speakers from the virtual field trip destination
  • 13. PowerPoint
    Create a PowerPoint presentation with pictures from the virtual field trip destination
  • 14. Video Conferencing
    See if your virtual field trip destination can use web cam to conference and allow students to ask questions about the destination
  • 15. Permission Slip
    Create a permission slip in Microsoft Word and send home for parents to sign
    The permission slip will encourage parents and children to talk about the virtual field trip
  • 16. Virtual Field Trip Journal
    Have students create a notebook to draw pictures and journal about what they saw on their virtual field trip
    The notebook journal can be used throughout all of the activities leading up to the virtual field trip
  • 17. Follow Up Activities
    After the virtual field trip, provide students with enriching follow up activities
    Do not let the field trip be the end of the learning experience
  • 18. Assessment
    Create an assessment at the end of the virtual field trip
    After all, the goal of any field trip is to correlate to the lesson plans
  • 19. Summation
    • I hope these tips will help you in your quest to have an “out of classroom experience” while in the classroom
  • Happy Virtual Field Tripping!