Wish you could take your whole class around the world? With technology, you almost can. Today’s technological classrooms come equipped with smart pads, computers, and smart boards. Here some resources to help you use the technology to give your students a piece of the world…
Virtual Travel Opportunities
This list, via Edutopia, is full of apps from a variety of well-known organizations around the world from NASA to National geographic. Gorgeous pictures of art and earth and sky. Videos, audio clips, and more!
Kids can put in where they are “departing” from and what country they want to travel to. Simply click go and you’re off on a virtual adventure! This site encourages kids to be observant by keeping a travel journal of their virtual adventure.
As you visit each country, you will be asked to keep a travel journal and write about different topics. Keep your journal and a pen next to your computer and write down what you think.
How about a 360-degree view of the Louvre or a Live view of Neuschwanstein Castle? Or how about touring museums via The Google Art Project?
This post offers a whole list of resources to tour places of Art, History, and Science all online.
The Web provides the resources; you provide the fun. Every day is a beautiful day for a virtual field trip!
You can type “Virtual Field Trips” into YouTube and find all kinds of videos for your class. There are video tours on everything from the Amazon Rainforest to the White House.
You may also want to try…
This site allows you to bring live programs, from all over, right into your classroom. Sign up is free for teachers and then you can browse which programs you would like to participate in. Your children can explore museums, zoos, and historical sites!
Know a great resource we left out? Share it in the comments!