Incorporating Virtual Field Trips
- 1 It's A Small World
- 2 Course Goals
- 3 UNIT 1: What are virtual field trips?
- 4 UNIT 2 Pros and Cons of traditional field trips to virtual field trips.
- 5 UNIT 3: What do I need to access a technology field trip?
- 6 UNIT 4: Characteristics of quality technology field trip programs.
- 7 UNIT 5: Connecting a lesson to a virtual field trip provider.
It's A Small World
You will be singing this song after you learn about Incorporating Virtual Field Trips.
The use of technology field trips allows students to access subject experts, and travel anywhere in the world from school. No more bothering parents for permission slips! The lessons are not only engaging but since you choose your topic and subject you can ensure they align to your classroom curriculum and standards. In some cases there are even interactive activities and experiments your students can perform during the field trip connection.
The learner will:
1. Define types of virtual field trips.
2. Compare pros and cons of traditional field trips to virtual field trips.
3. Identify equipment and funding needs to access a virtual field trip.
4. Analyze characteristics that demonstrate a quality virtual field trip program.
5. Collaborate and incorporate a virtual field trip to the classroom curriculum.
UNIT 1: What are virtual field trips?
1. The learner will be able to identify the different types of virtual field trips.
2. The learner will define technology terms that relate to virtual field trips.
3. The learner will analyze elements of virtual field trips that relate to classroom goals and objectives.
BLINKING CURSOR: Explain with supporting details which two types of technology field trips you feel would best suit your classroom.
UNIT 2 Pros and Cons of traditional field trips to virtual field trips.
1. The learner will compare elements of traditional vs virtual field trips
2. The learner will differentiate advantages and disadvantages of accessing field trips through technology
BLINKING CURSOR: Write a letter to an administrator justifying why time and money should be spent on a technology field trips.
UNIT 3: What do I need to access a technology field trip?
1. The learner will be able to identify the obstacles to accessing virtual field trip providers and how to overcome those obstacles.
BLINKING CURSOR: Identify a program provider you would like to try. Perform at least one test connection using your equipment to that providers website.
UNIT 4: Characteristics of quality technology field trip programs.
1. The learner will be able to identify characteristics of quality virtual field trips
BLINKING CURSOR: Compile a list of at least 5 technology field trips that align to teaching standards you will teach in the next 3 months.
UNIT 5: Connecting a lesson to a virtual field trip provider.
1. The learner will align virtual field trip topics to common core and state standards.
2. The learner will collaborate to design and implement their own virtual field trip within 3 months of course end.
BLINKING CURSOR: Work with a another teacher in your grade level to a lesson that encompasses the use of at least one free virtual field trip out of your list of 5. The field trip will need to be implemented in the next 3 months.