Virtual Field Trips — No Permission Slips Needed

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Explore and create : Playground

This is presentation 3 of 3, at station "STATION 3 - Virtual Field Trips" within the playground "Let the Games Begin! Play With Interactive Videoconferencing PLN"; scroll down to see more details.

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Tami Moehring  

For 27 years, the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration has helped over 3.5 million students and teachers travel to places like Alaska, Mexico, Indonesia, national monuments and more without leaving their seats. Join us to discover how you can easily connect your students to the world in a matter of minutes while reaching educational goals.

Audience: Library media specialists, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Global collaboration
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Performing/visual arts, STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Global Collaborator
  • Students use digital tools to connect with learners from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, engaging with them in ways that broaden mutual understanding and learning.
For Educators:
  • Use collaborative tools to expand students' authentic, real-world learning experiences by engaging virtually with experts, teams and students, locally and globally.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will learn how real-time collaborative technologies are used to engage students across the globe. They will have an opportunity to hear experiences from various panel members about the impact of global collaborations on students' awareness, understanding and empathy of others. Session visitors will also be provided with information on how to participate in upcoming global events.


Introduction of Interactive Videoconferencing/CILC

Interactive Virtual Field Trips - searching, booking and integrating into classroom

Collaborations - 1 to 1, Global Events, and Matchup Collaborations

Q & A from the Audience

Supporting research

Bower, Matthew, Barney Dalgarno, Gregor Kennedy, MarkJ. Lee, and Jacqueline Kenney. Blended Sychronous Learning: A Handbook for Educators. Sydney: Office of Teaching and Learning, 2014.

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Fullan, M., Langworthy, M., & Barber, M. (2014). A Rich Seam: How new pedagogies find deep learning. London: Pearson.

Gaylord-Opalewski,Kasey andO’Leary Lynda, “Defining Interactive Virtual Learning in Museum Education: A Shared Perspective,” Journal of Museum Education, 44:3, 253-263, DOI: 10.1080/10598650.2019.1625015(2019)

Greenberg, Alan D. and Jan Zanetis. The Impact of Broadcast and Streaming Video in Education. San Jose: Cisco Systems Inc., 2012.

Gruenewald, David A. “Foundation of Place: A Multidisciplinary Framework for Place-Conscious Education.” American Education Research Journal 40.3 (2003) 613-654. Print.

Lindsay, Julie. The Global Educator: Leveraging Technology for Collaborative Learning & Teaching. International Society for Technology in Education, 2016. Print.

National Education Association. Partnerships of 21st Century Learning. Preparing 21st Century Student for a Global Society: Educators Guide to the Four Cs. Washington, DC. 2012

Zanetis, Janet, “The Beginners Guide to Virtual Field trips,” Learning and Leading with Technology, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), March, 2010.

Zanetis, Janet, “4 Expert Tips for Using Video in the Classroom,” EdTech magazine, December, 2015.

Tenhet, Troy. (August 23, 2012). Beyond school walls: Connecting students and teachers around theworld. Huffington Post.

Raths, David. (June 17, 2015). 6 Ways Videoconferencing Is Expanding the Classroom: With instant access to international collaborators, virtual field trips and courses in other districts, learning can happen anywhere in the world, T.H.E. Journal.

Greenberg, A. and Zanetis, J. (2012) The Impact of Broadcast and Streaming Video on Education. Cisco

Newman, D. (September 19, 2013). 5 game-changing trends in unified communications. K12TechDecisions.

Svitak, Adora. (April 21, 2010) 5 Ways You Can Use Videoconferencing.

Howard-Kennedy, Jody. (January 1, 2005). Videoconferencing in Education. TechLearning.

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Tami Moehring, CILC

Tami Moehring is currently the Content Provider Liaison at CILC where she provides support, training and mentoring to Content Providers. Before coming to CILC, she spent nine years in museum education working at the Minnesota Historical Society.