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Boldly Go! Using Virtual Field Trips to Explore Your Curriculum

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Bonnie Chelette  
Engage your students in amazing adventures and interactive lessons through virtual field trips. Gain a mastery of a wide variety of tools that can be utilized to bring virtual field trips into any subject, curriculum or grade!

Audience: Teachers, Curriculum/district specialists, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: If any attendee would like to follow along, a laptop or tablet would be wonderful. Sites/apps used will include: Google Treks, Google Voyager, Google Poly, Google Tour Creator and more so a Google account would be helpful for anyone interested in creating virtual field trips during the session.
Topic: Online tools, apps & resources
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
Designer
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

This presentation endeavors to support participants in exploring ways to utilize virtual field trips in meaninful ways in their classroom. This session is suitiable for any educator Pre-K and up. Google Treks, Google Voyager, Google Tour Builder, and Google Poly, and Google Arts and Culture are are all amazing vessels to transport your classroom beyond the phyiscal space. These sites and apps can also be used to curate specific journeys for students aligned with cirricular objectives and standards. Virtual field trips can even create collective experiences for students in virtual and hybrid settings. Successful implementation can lead to increased student engagment, creativity, and fun!

Outline

Outline:
Introduction - 5 min
Google Poly - 10 min
Google Treks - 10 min
Google Voyager - 10 min
Google Arts and Culture - 10 min
Google Tour Creator - 10 min
Classroom Project Ideas and Templates - 5 min

When I do this presentation, I always deliberately choose examplies from a wide variety of subjects to engage my participants. In addition, I encourage participants to follow along and explore the sites as we discuss them. I have a Google Drive Folder full of templates and project ideas that I share with teachers to reinforce the assessment piece of a virtual field trip.

Supporting research

https://www.iste.org/explore/In-the-classroom/Tap-your-community-for-virtual-field-trip-experiences

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Bonnie Chelette, East Baton Rouge Parish School System

Bonnie Chelette is an Instructional Technology Facilitator for the East Baton Rouge Parish School System in Louisiana. She is a Google for Education Certified Innovator, Trainer, & Coach, Google Educator Group Leader (GEG South Louisiana), co-founder of Global GEG, and leader of Global GEG's #ECOpen Chat. In addition, Bonnie is also an EdChange Global Leader and is passionate about supporting technology integration in schools. She shares her support and passion for coaching by bringing coaches together on a global scale.Bonnie Chelette is an Instructional Technology Facilitator for the East Baton Rouge Parish School System in Louisiana. She is a Google for Education Certified Innovator (#SEA19), Trainer, & Coach, Google Educator Group Leader (GEG South Louisiana), co-founder of Global GEG, and leader of Global GEG's #ECOpen Chat. In addition, Bonnie is also an EdChange Global Leader and is passionate about supporting technology integration in schools. She shares her support and passion for coaching by bringing coaches together on a global scale.

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