1 ) 10 Virtual Field Trips for Students
- This list features 10 options of virtual field trips to share with your
students. These are great options for making learning come to life and
expand the classroom beyond its walls (kind of). Virtual field trips are
a great option if you do not have resources close by, do not have time
to travel, or if you don't have a field trip budget!
- A big thanks to Med over at Educational Technology & Mobile
Learning for putting this list together!
2 ) Who Am I?
- This virtual exhibit from The Science Museum allows users to explore
the subjects of genetics, cells, the brain, and the body in general.
Students can explore the plethora of information available in the
exhibit's gallery or click the "Find Out More" link to learn even more.
- A really neat tool I plan on using is the interactive game, Thingdom,
which explores genetics and how traits are passed down. This is a
really good opportunity for students to apply their knowledge of
3 ) Harvest History: The Farmers Museum
- The Harvest of History is an interactive learning opportunity that takes
students back in time to learn about the history of agriculture. While it
is centered on the state of New York, it has a lot of important themes
that I think would carry forward to many agricultural areas.
- Students can explore a colonial village to learn about the importance
of agricultural development. There is also a teacher resource center
featuring curriculum connections, lesson plans, resources, and extension
4 ) The Human Calendar
- This is a really neat interactive calendar that features images of people
holding up the date on pieces of paper. I really like the unique aspect of
this app and could be a neat addition to a classroom website or blog.
- This idea could also be the inspiration to do a similar project with your
students! It could be digital or printed off and laminated if you are an
early years teacher who does calendar time in the morning.
5 ) Canadian Education Association: Video & Podcasts
- The video and podcasts page of the Canadian Education Association
features hundreds of media files that can utilized by teachers and
students. There are many files that would be appropriate for teachers for
PD opportunities as well as files for student learning.
- The videos are Canadian focused and files are available in English or
Happy Monday everyone!