Virtual field trips across the curriculum.2012

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Virtual field trips across the curriculum.2012

  1. 1. Virtual Field TripsAcross the Curriculum
  2. 2. What is a Virtual Field Trip? A digital experience that moves us through space and time to events, people and places throughout human and natural history.Alix E. Peshette, Coordinator for Digital Learning, Placer County Office of Education apeshette@placercoe.k12.ca.us
  3. 3. Effective Virtual Field Trips… • Provide inquiry-based learning • Touch all learning modalities • Can be accessed anytimeAlix E. Peshette, Coordinator for Digital Learning, Placer County Office of Education apeshette@placercoe.k12.ca.us
  4. 4. Go on a Virtual Field Trip! • Ancient Civilizations British Museum • Blues Journey The Kennedy Center Arts Edge • Welcome to Ellis Island Scholastic.com • Mt. Saint Helens Crater SummitAlix E. Peshette, Coordinator for Digital Learning, Placer County Office of Education apeshette@placercoe.k12.ca.us
  5. 5. Create a Great Virtual Field Trip Essential Question & Learning Task Why? Develop questions How? that require analysis, Which? interpretation, inference and synthesisAlix E. Peshette, Coordinator for Digital Learning, Placer County Office of Education apeshette@placercoe.k12.ca.us
  6. 6. Elements of a Virtual Field Trip  Essential Question and Learning Task  Information Resources  Student Activities  Assessment Activity and Rubric  Enrichment Activities  Instructor Support MaterialsAlix E. Peshette, Coordinator for Digital Learning, Placer County Office of Education apeshette@placercoe.k12.ca.us
  7. 7. Media for Virtual Field Trips • Primary Documents • Text • Maps • Images • Data • Video • Interactive Activities • Audio • Simulations • Narration • 3D Panoramas • Live Web CamsAlix E. Peshette, Coordinator for Digital Learning, Placer County Office of Education apeshette@placercoe.k12.ca.us
  8. 8. Packaging a Virtual Field Trip • Think of this as the suitcase that holds all the resources • Lots of ways to “package” a virtual field trip; depending on the tech skill level of the instructor and studentsAlix E. Peshette, Coordinator for Digital Learning, Placer County Office of Education apeshette@placercoe.k12.ca.us
  9. 9. Packaging a Virtual Field Trip Easy Tech Skills • Digital Word Doc or PDF with links • PowerPoint with links • Shared folder with web linksAlix E. Peshette, Coordinator for Digital Learning, Placer County Office of Education apeshette@placercoe.k12.ca.us
  10. 10. Packaging a Virtual Field Trip Intermediate-to-Very Techie Skills • Delicious • Google Maps • Google Sites • Google Earth • VoiceThread • Prezi • MuseumBoxAlix E. Peshette, Coordinator for Digital Learning, Placer County Office of Education apeshette@placercoe.k12.ca.us
  11. 11. Evaluating a Virtual Field Trip • Is this a quality presentation? • Is information current and accurate? • Are support materials appropriate? • Is this a good use of the Web or would a video, book, or other tool be as effective?Alix E. Peshette, Coordinator for Digital Learning, Placer County Office of Education apeshette@placercoe.k12.ca.us
  12. 12. Copyright-Free Resources U.S. National Park Service • Photos and Multimedia • History and Culture • For Teachers Section • Podcasts • Web CamsAlix E. Peshette, Coordinator for Digital Learning, Placer County Office of Education apeshette@placercoe.k12.ca.us
  13. 13. Library of Congress American Memory Photographs Video Audio Music Interviews San Francisco City Hall Documents after the 1906 earthquake MapsAlix E. Peshette, Coordinator for Digital Learning, Placer County Office of Education apeshette@placercoe.k12.ca.us
  14. 14. National Science Foundation • Multimedia Gallery • Classroom Resources National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration • NOAA Central Library • Education ResourcesAlix E. Peshette, Coordinator for Digital Learning, Placer County Office of Education apeshette@placercoe.k12.ca.us
  15. 15. Panorama Resources • The New Seven Wonders of the World • Mt. Saint Helens • Chichen Itza • California Missions • Stonehenge • The Alhambra • The Great Wall of China Share your virtual field trip!Alix E. Peshette, Coordinator for Digital Learning, Placer County Office of Education apeshette@placercoe.k12.ca.us

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