Schools and kids love field trips, but they take a lot of time, money and extra adult supervision that may or may not be available. Thanks to the internet, there are now alternatives that are only as far away as your technology lab.
Here are some of the best available across the wild web of the internet:
- Smithsonian Museum
- Forest Life
- The Moon via Google Earth
- Mars via Google Earth
- Planet in Action via Google Earth
- Ellis Island
- Eternal Egypt
- A Collection of Virtual Field Trips
- science museums
- Blackwell’s Best Virtual Field Trips
- strife-torn countries
Want a quick tour right now, via YouTube. This is Mars, complements of Google Earth:
Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.