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Journey with Jones: Creating Virtual Trips

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Explore and create : Playground

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Amanda Jones  

Virtual tours are a way to expose students to a whole new world view, and there is a plethora of free tools to utilize along this journey to discovery. Attendees will learn about several styles of virtual trips to lead live virtual tours from the library or for distance learning.

Audience: Library media specialists, Teachers, Curriculum/district specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Innovative learning environments
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Science, Social studies
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
  • Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.
  • Dedicate planning time to collaborate with colleagues to create authentic learning experiences that leverage technology.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will have an understanding of how to create virtual trips both live and pre-recorded and see examples of various websites and technology to create and collaborate on these trips with content area teachers.


1. Examine types of virtual trips
2. Tools for creating virtual trips.
3. How to host live or pre-recorded.
4. Resources and templates.

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Amanda Jones, Live Oak Middle Library

Amanda Jones is a middle grade teacher-librarian in Watson, Louisiana. She is the 2021 School Library Journal Co-Librarian of the Year and the 2020 Louisiana School Librarian of the Year. She is the 2019 AASL Social Media Superstar Program Pioneer, 2019 LACUE Middle Grade State Teacher of the Year, and cohosts the My Two Cents EdTech webinar series. She's been featured five times on the School Librarians United podcast, runs 2 Girls Who Code Clubs, hosts an after-school STEAM program, and is passionate about advocating for school libraries. Learn more at

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