Family Vacation to Teachable Moments


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  • "PACKAGED" FIELD TRIPS VERSUS "PERSONALIZED" FIELD TRIPSThe entire concept of the virtual field trip is a relatively new one. Unfortunately, not many of these online excursions currently exist on the Internet, and those that do exist are often filled with more "glitz" than with substance. Still, a growing number of sites are currently online, many of which can be incorporated into the curriculum in some fashion. Most of these "packaged" virtual field trips are sites which are already constructed and available online "as is" without personal curricular adaptations. Packaged field trips generally fall into three basic categories:COMMERCIAL SITES—These are sites that present a virtual experience in the hopes of either eventually selling the reader something, having the reader visit other commercial links connected to the site (where the products can subsequently be sold), or getting the reader to physically visit the location promoted. An example of this type of site would be the many virtual excursions to Hawaii.INFORMATIONAL SITES—These are sites usually prepared and maintained by organizations promoting a specific cause. These sites serve as a way for the organizations to present their particular point of view to the public, and to educate those who visit the sites. An example of this type of site would be the virtual excursions to a rain forest or to other various animal habitats.EDUCATIONAL SITES—These are sites constructed by students or teachers as a classroom or personal project. They cover a wide variety of topics. Although the quality of this type of site varies, the "hidden curriculum" on these sites is significantly more limited than that in the two categories above. Unfortunately, one significant drawback to these sites is that their longevity on the Internet is often limited. A quality site which a teacher discovered one day may be gone the next due to the completion of that particular Webmaster's class project. An example of this type of educational site might be an excursion inside a frog's body or to a particular time period or historical event.
  • Family Vacation to Teachable Moments

    1. 1. turnFamily Vacations intoTeachable Moments<br />Anna Clifford, Ed.D.<br />December 3, 2010<br />Tennessee Education Technology Conference<br />Nashville, TN<br />
    2. 2. Hi!I am ME … and YOU are ?<br /><br />Anna Clifford, Ed.D. <br />Union University<br />
    3. 3. AUP Acceptable Use Policy<br /> Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers<br /> Software Piracy<br />Hang on to the Ropes!<br />
    4. 4. ~Virtual Fieldtrips ~Virtual Tours ~e-Trips<br />
    5. 5. Walter McKenzie defines it as...<br /> “A digitally vicarious experience that allows the participant to travel through space and time free of the constraints of real-world travel, including places, people and events that occur naturally throughout human and natural history.”<br />Walter McKenzie is the Assistant Superintendent for Information Services with the Arlington, Virginia Public<br />Schools.<br />
    6. 6. "Virtual field trips are computer-generated environments that offer media-rich interactions with a particular location, such as laboratories, museums, parks, zoos, even other countries.“<br />Stevenson, S. (2001). Discover and create your own field trips. Multimedia Schools, 8(4), 40-15.<br />S. Stevenson says…<br />
    7. 7. Laurie Fowler says…<br />a standards-based Internet activity which allows students to visit places and times that would not otherwise be possible. <br />posted to the Internet in the form of a web page of links that a teacher wants her students to visit<br />can encourage different kinds of learning activities like writing a descriptive paragraph, creating a travel brochure, keeping a travel diary, publishing an advertisement for the place visited,  making a PowerPoint “commercial” for the location, and many more. <br /><br />
    8. 8. Why? Why not?<br />No transportation<br />No cost<br />Not limited by time or place<br />Can be repeated again and again<br />Insures safety of students<br />All students can participate<br />Allow students to move at their own pace<br />
    9. 9. “Packaged”<br />“Personalized”<br />Virtual Fieldtrips<br />
    10. 10. Commercial Sites<br />visit, sell, buy <br />Informational Sites<br />organization created, point of view, to educate<br />Educational Sites<br />teacher or student made, limited “I” longevity <br />“Packaged”<br />
    11. 11. Grab it from the Internet!<br />Mount Vernon<br /><br />Holocaust Museum Tour<br /><br />Tennessee History<br /><br />
    12. 12. Logically integrated curriculum<br />Tremendous amount of the work is done<br />Excellent online visual quality<br />Oops…<br />Do not align well with the Curriculum Standards<br />Cover or doesn’t cover<br />“Packaged”<br />
    13. 13. Developed by the classroom teacher through a variety of online sources<br />Addresses the curricular goals of the classroom<br />An educationally sound electronic experience that is fully integrated within the curriculum<br />……and the fun begins! <br />“Personalized”<br />
    14. 14. P-16 Curriculum Standards … 2010<br />?<br />?<br />alignment<br />?Assessment<br />What should be considered?<br />
    15. 15. “historical PowerPoint”<br />Pinson<br />Pringles Park<br />YouTube…search –How to use PowerPoint<br />PowerPoint<br />
    16. 16. MS: Movie Maker<br />free download, search “MovieMaker”<br /><br />YouTube…search –How to use MovieMaker<br />
    17. 17. MS:Movie Maker ->YouTube publishing<br />Tennessee’s Formations<br /><br />Theatre<br /><br />
    18. 18. Casey Jones…a local hero<br />
    19. 19. ESL-Rainy Day at the Park<br />
    20. 20. The Beach<br />
    21. 21. Artist at Home<br />
    22. 22. Zamvia<br />
    23. 23. FlyInside<br /><br />create an account, remember login info<br />
    24. 24. FlyInside<br />Donnell Century Farm<br /><br />Shiloh<br /><br />Farmer’s Market<br /><br />Target<br /><br />Transportation<br /><br />Plantation Life<br /><br />
    25. 25. PhotoStory3<br />free download, search “PhotoStory 3”<br /><br />YouTube…search –How to use PhotoStory3<br />Life’s Journey<br />Caitlin<br />Melissa<br />
    26. 26. VoiceThread<br /><br />VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate pages and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Share a VoiceThread with friends, students, and colleagues for them to record comments too.<br />create an account, remember login info<br />need mic and speakers ‘on’<br />YouTube…search –How to use VoiceThread<br />
    27. 27. Iraq<br /><br />Signs Around Town<br /><br />Nouns and Verbs at the Park<br /><br />Baseball Trig<br /><br />
    28. 28.<br />
    29. 29. Been there …done that!<br />Where will you take them first?<br /><br />