What Are Virtual Field Trips?
I’m sure we all have strong memories of field trips we’ve taken during our school days. For various reasons, students don’t have the same opportunities available to them these days. The good news is that a reasonable, and sometimes superior, substitute experience is the virtual field trip. What is a virtual field trip, you ask?
How Do You Choose the Right Virtual Field Trip?
So you want to take your students on a trip somewhere. You’ve already established that a virtual field trip is the way to go for a myriad of reasons. However, the potential reach of virtual field trips (VFTs) knows no bounds. You can take your students to any time or place. As appealing as this sounds, how can you then decide where you should go? Even more, how can you decide whether that particular field trip is right for your group of students? In other words, what would make your virtual field trip both successful and worthwhile?
10 Inspirational Ideas to Make VFTs Memorable
Few would argue about the benefits associated with Virtual Field Trips. Time-savings, budget-friendliness, convenience, and learning value are just a few. It’s quite a leap, though, to know how to extract as much value as possible from using VFTs in the classroom. Listed here are 10 ideas that can make any Virtual Field Trip an even more memorable and valuable experience for your students. These suggestions are meant to be universally applicable to as wide a variety of VFTs as possible. So, here we go:
5 Reasons to Use Virtual Field Trips in Your Class
Guest Posting by Monica Burns, Ed.D.