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Family Vacation to Teachable Moments


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Creating virual fiedtrips as a teaching tool.

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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 />
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  29. 29. Been there …done that!<br />Where will you take them first?<br /><br />