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Butler- Virtual Field Trips

  1. 1. Virtual Fieldtrips By: Allison Butler EDIM 510
  2. 2. What is a Virtual Fieldtrip? <ul><li>Virtual Fieldtrips are an inter-related collection of images, supporting text, or other media delivered electronically using the World Wide Web. </li></ul><ul><li>They are formatted in a way that can be professionally presented to relate the essence of a visit to a particular time or place. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why use Virtual Fieldtrips? <ul><li>Budget cuts </li></ul><ul><li>Uses a variety of technology </li></ul><ul><li>Enhances learning </li></ul><ul><li>Creates connections to other places and cultures </li></ul><ul><li>Takes students to locations too far away to travel to or too expensive to visit </li></ul><ul><li>Can take a student back in time, into outer space, or into the microscopic world </li></ul>
  4. 4. Educational Benefits of a Virtual Fieldtrip <ul><li>When given the same care and credibility that one would give to a real-life field trip, Virtual Fieldtrips provide many of the same cognitive and affective gains that a student would experience during a real-life trip. </li></ul><ul><li>These trips challenge and expose students to new types of technology. </li></ul><ul><li>They are a great way to spark student’s interest and motivation while learning a specific content area. </li></ul><ul><li>The trips may boost students' reading comprehension and expose them to different cultures and environments. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Personalized vs. “Packaged” Trips <ul><li>Personalized trips are… </li></ul><ul><li>Developed by the classroom teacher through a </li></ul><ul><li>variety of online sources. </li></ul><ul><li>Tailored to meet the needs of the students and </li></ul><ul><li>their educational goals. </li></ul><ul><li>Focused on directly assessing the curricular </li></ul><ul><li>goals of the classroom, and they are aligned </li></ul><ul><li>with the curriculum and standards. </li></ul>
  6. 6. “ Packaged” Fieldtrips <ul><li>Packaged trips are… </li></ul><ul><li>Beneficial because a tremendous amount of the legwork has already been completed, and the online material is often excellent visual quality. </li></ul><ul><li>They are worthwhile, but they do not always meet the needs of a particular group of students, or align with curriculum. </li></ul>
  7. 7. “ Packaged” Fieldtrips Continued… <ul><li>Packaged trips are… </li></ul><ul><li>Divided into three basic categories: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Commercial sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Present virtual experiences in the hopes of selling the reader something, having the reader visit other links connected to the site, or getting the reader to physically visit the location. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informational sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prepared and maintained by organizations promoting a specific cause. These sites promote the organizations point of view, and educate those who visit the sites. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Constructed by students or teachers, and cover a wide variety of topics. Their longevity on the Internet is short. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. References <ul><li>Discovery Education. (2005). View of the Great Wall of China at Beijing. Retrieved November 22, 2011 from http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=1E10A945-99C2-4E08-8311-69D4018D1B93&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US </li></ul><ul><li>Discovery Education. (2005). Camel in the desert. Retrieved November 22, 2011 from http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=94BE125E-79EF-4B84-AE35-0033AB3D4FDB&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Discovery Education. (2005). Pyramid in Egypt. Retrieved November 22, 2011 http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=FD78A2B9-B7E9-4CE9-A726-92AC8B530CAB&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Foley, K. (2003). The Big Pocket Guide to Using & Creating Virtual Field Trips (3rd ed.). Tramline. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Moyerphotos (photographer). (n.d.) Retrieved November 22, 2011 from </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/moyermk/3101427771/sizes/z/in/photostream/ </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>NA. (2011 September 7). Retrieved November 22, 2011 from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_field_trip </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Pearson Education Inc. (2007 June). Retrieved November 22, 2011 from http://www.phschool.com/eteach/professional_development/virtual_field_trips/essay.html </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Woodleywonderworks (photographer). (n.d.) Retrieved November 22, 2011 from </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/4006194802/sizes/z/in/photostream/ </li></ul><ul><li>Wot Nxts’s (photographer). (n.d.) Retrieved November 22, 2011 from </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/mvs/3405603248/ </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>