Go Beyond your Virtual Classroom: The Value of Virtual Field Trips
Participate and share : Poster
Thursday, December 3, 1:30–2:30 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)
Jacqueline Benitez Jasmin Poor
Learn how Synchronous Virtual Field Trips can enhance student-learning and preserve instructional time. Topics include: safety concerns, cost, and minimizing instructional time lost. Synchronous Virtual field trips provide authentic experiences while addressing content standards and can support learners’ needs without leaving the comfort of your school or their home.
|Audience:||Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators, Library media specialists|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Topic:||Distance, online & blended learning|
|Subject area:||Social studies, Science|
|ISTE Standards:||For Coaches:
Teaching, Learning and Assessments
1. Understand the value of virtual field trips compared to traditional field trips
-decreased loss of instructional time
-fewer safety concerns
-typically more cost-effective
-no transportation concerns
2. Learn about all of the opportunities for both paid and free programs available to help meet their instructional standards
3. Explore solutions for possible barriers for their school's attending virtual field trips.
Cole, C, Ray, K. and Zanetis, J. (2009) Videoconferencing for K-12 Classrooms: A Program Development Guide, 2nd Edition, ISTE.
Greenberg, A. and Zanetis, J. (2012) “The Impact of Broadcast and Streaming Video on Education, “Cisco.