Pre Service Virtual Field Trips


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  • So, what is JASON? In a few words, Great Explorers and Great Events. JASON is the brainchild of Dr. Robert Ballard, who discovered the Titanic, working in partnership with the National Geographic. JASON connects young minds with great explorers and great events to inspire and motivate them to learn science. The core curricula is designed for 5th – 8th, but can be modified for higher or lower grades. EVERYTHING in Jason is aligned to our TEKS, so you can be assured that it will fit in our curriculum standards. In JASON, you can create your own classroom, have students journal about their findings, go into the digital games & labs, and score them selves against students from all over the world.Polar Husky and Go North is a free adventure learning social & natural science curriculum for K-12. It is currently used by more than three million learners, in 2900+ schools, in all 50 States and worldwide on six continents. Each year, from 2006 to 2010, a team of educators, scientists and explorers are dog sledding to one of five circumpolar Arctic locations. From the planned location, a 300+ page curriculum and activity guide is developed each year based on the expedition’s current Arctic locale and indigenous culture. There are comprehensive resources regarding the region being traveled, live field updates, field research relevant to understanding the patterns of climate change. All of this is conducted in collaboration with NASA, USDA, and National Science Foundation and the University of Washington.Colonial Williamsburg is a huge site which covers all TEKS, from first through twelfth. You will find content in here for social science, science, and language arts. This site also has a pay component, as they produce television quality movies each school year.We Chose the Moon is from the JFK Library & Museum commemorates the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission. This is a fabulous site, as it contains all of the audio from the launch & mission, photographs of JFK as they relate to the initiation of the Apollo program, and of the day of launch, as well as amazing CGI of what the different stages would look like as they separated from the Apollo craft.Multimedia presentations are available from the Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii, and cover everything the whole evolution from the eruption of lava to lava tubes to the different types of lava to the invasive species that populate the park.Hurricanes cover the circumstances necessary for these storms to form, how to prepare for a hurricane, and how the strength of hurricanes are measured. Some of the links to this are broken.
  • Pre Service Virtual Field Trips

    1. 1. Virtual Field TripsIncorporating 21st Century Learning<br />Susan Sherrouse<br />Fairview/Miss Jewell Elementary<br />
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    3. 3. Goals<br />To become familiar with the different types of virtual field trips.<br />To become familiar with locating and using diverse Internet resources that can be used on a virtual field trip.<br />Develop strategies for aligning a virtual field trip with existing curriculum and standards.<br />Developing strategies for assessing virtual field trips.<br />3<br />
    4. 4. Various Types of Virtual Field Trips<br />Pre-Field Trip Activity. <br />Post- Field Trip Activity.<br />Field Trips made by others.<br />Teacher - Created Field Trip.<br />4<br />
    5. 5. Pre-Field Trip Activity<br />Students conduct research on the topic.<br />Students develop a scavenger hunt or Google Mapping activity.<br />Helps prepare students for the field trip, gives students a sense of responsibility, control and creativity.<br />5<br />
    6. 6. Post-Field Trip Activity<br />Helps synthesize what was learned on the trip.<br />Assign a subject to each student or group for them to research on the Field Trip<br />Have students create podcasts, multimedia presentations, brochures which reflect what they learned.<br />A class presentation can be posted on the ‘net (Word Thread), and can be placed on the grade level website.<br />6<br />
    7. 7. Field Trips Made by Others<br />Provides students with information on areas they are unable to visit as a class.<br />These Virtual Field Trips are made by students, teachers, organizations, government agencies and others.<br />A component of this Virtual Field Trip may be the ability to teleconference with scientists, organizations, and many others.<br />Examples include Colonial Williamsburg, NASA, the JASON Project.<br />7<br />
    8. 8. Teacher-Created Field Trip<br />You have taken a trip that you thought would pertain to your activities, i.e. to Rome (Classical History)<br />You could incorporate your photos with museum tours in Italy, and then ask your students to research some of the historical places of Rome, and put this in Podcast format.<br />8<br />
    9. 9. What is out there?<br />JASON – Gr. 5-9, Science, Aligned to TEKS<br />Polar Husky – Gr. K-12, Social & Natural Sciences. <br />Colonial Williamsburg – Gr. 1-12, Social Science, Science, Language Arts, Aligned to TEKS<br />We Chose the Moon– 40th anniversary of Apollo Mission<br />Volcano – No grade level specified<br />Hurricane – Gr. 7-12 <br />9<br />
    10. 10. Virtual Field Trip Do’s<br />KNOW your site. Make sure all links are current, and the content is appropriate for your students.<br />Make sure your VFT has a connection to what you are studying in class<br />Teach a prep lesson before the Virtual Field Trip<br />Involve your students! Have them create a treasure hunt, or a Google map of your field trip.<br />Extend your lesson to include word processing, desktop publishing or multimedia presentations.<br />10<br />
    11. 11. Virtual Field Trip Don’ts<br />Don’t allow students to wander the internet on their own.<br />Don’t present the site without knowing it in detail.<br />Don’t go on a field trip with out class prep ahead of time.<br />Don’t use the Virtual Field Trip for free time.<br />Don’t complete a field trip and have no follow up – a virtual field trip is a connection to learning.<br />11<br />
    12. 12. Here’s your chance to explore!<br />Go to http://fmjtechnology/<br />Check out the links and articles on Virtual Field Trips.<br />Search Google for Virtual Field Trips.<br />Choose a virtual website and why you have chosen it. How you are going to incorporate it into your classroom? What ancillary activities you will use to reinforce learning?<br />12<br />
    13. 13. You have ten minutes!<br />13<br />
    14. 14. We are back!<br /> Please stand up, give your name, school & subject taught, and the virtual field trip you found, and why you believe that you will be able to incorporate it into your classrooms this year.<br />14<br />
    15. 15. OH , NO! <br />There is nothing out there that is what I need for my class! How do I make a Virtual Field Trip?<br />15<br />PowerPoint!<br />Web Links for designing Virtual Field Trips<br />
    16. 16. Thank you for taking the time to come today. <br />My e-mail is<br />I’m always available to help you make your Virtual Field Trip.<br />Have Fun!!<br />16<br />Thank You!<br />