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