Ten of the Best Virtual Field Trips

virtual_field_trips_trimmedWhile getting students out of the classroom into the field can be a stimulating experience for students and teachers, today there are other ways to explore worlds beyond the classroom.  Here’s another perspective from Meris Stansbury, Associate Editor, eSchool News, April 7, 2013 — Taking a field trip these days can be less than productive. There are the permission slips, scheduling a bus, ensuring liability coverage and so on. So virtual field trips have become increasingly popular: they’re usually, free, make better use of time, and give you more control over your students, resulting in a better overall learning experience.

To help educators save time, we’ve chosen these 10 virtual field trips based on their relevancy, depth and quality of resources, and potential for student excitement.

1. Arctic Adventure

2. Global Trek

4. Hershey’s Factory

5. Le Louvre

To read descriptions of each of these virtual trips, plus see the remaining five, click here

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