Virtual Experiences

Field trips, guest speakers, exploring, and more!

Connected Classrooms

You can invite guest speakers into your classroom or choose to connect with another classroom for a Mystery Skype or Mystery Number. Some teachers connect with other classrooms to discuss a recently read novel or to discuss weather patterns. The possibilities are endless! Sign up for the Google Plus group Connected Classrooms today and find a way to let your students experience the world from within your classroom!

Virtual Field Trips

One great way to utilize technology with our students is to go on Virtual Field Trips. There are a lot of awesome opportunities to visit places our students might never get an opportunity to visit! There are a lot of ways to find Virtual Field trips:


CILC

The Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration, is a great starting place. You can search through a huge variety of online sessions. While some are free, many do have a cost.


Discovery Education

Take students into some of the world's most iconic locations. Tour the National Archives, see how an egg farm works, explore NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, or hear from the President of the United States. Trips are fun, educational, and free! View upcoming events by checking out their Education Events calendar or view watch previous Virtual Field Trips about Earth and space science by browsing the complete archive.


Nasa's Digital Learning Network (DLN)

Nasa's DLN offers interactive, standards-based, educational web-conferences on a number of subjects that add a unique, NASA-authentic experience to your classroom. Register for one of their lessons today! You can view their calendar of events here.

Other Virtual Experiences

With our students having Chromebooks, students can visit virtually any place! Through the Google Cultural Institute, students can visit The White House, explore different Performing Arts venues, and see and learn about various type of Street Art. Google Maps allows students to actually see and explore areas/events they are learning about. Students can place "Peg Man" down in most locations and walk around and explore (for example, the 9/11 Memorial)! There are also various Google Maps Games that will test students' observation and geography skills! My favorites are SmartyPins and GeoGuessr.