I have searched long and hard for the type of virtual tour that immerses you in the environment. They’re harder to find than you’d think. Lots of sites promise ‘virtual tours’ and deliver pictures. Somehow, that doesn’t cut it.
Finally, I have a list I can recommend. Some covers acres of land, some a single bone, but all are amazing. See what you think:
- 360 Panorama of the world
- 3D Toads and more–animals, skeletons, etc (some for fee)
- Google World of Wonders
- Pompeii—via Google Earth
- Sistine Chapel
- Virtual Body
- Virtual Capitol
- Virtual Cockroach
- Virtual Farm
- Virtual tours
- Virtual tour (with pictures) of a zoo
- Virtual tours
- Virtual tour–undersea
- Virtual Zoo
- Walk through the Forest (works better in Chrome)
- The White House (go to the White House on Google Earth, then zoom in until you’ve exploded through the walls to the interior. There, you’ll find a virtual tour of the White House.
For future reference, you’ll find this list under Great Websites–Virtual Tours.
Jacqui Murray is the editor of a K-6 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, creator of two technology training books for middle school and six ebooks on technology in education. She is the author of Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for Examiner.com, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, Cisco guest blog, Technology in Education featured blogger, IMS tech expert, and a bi-weekly contributor to Write Anything. Currently, she’s editing a thriller that should be out to publishers next summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.