“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” by Henry Miller
I often get asked what do I prefer to ‘use’ for Virtual Field Trips. Below are my top five favorite virtual field trip websites and five apps. The advantage of virtual field trips are they are free, a way to integrate technology into the curriculum and less time-consuming than a real field trip. A misconception is that virtual field trips have to take a long time but they don’t have too. I love doing virtual field trips to get students excited about a book or to end a unit. Virtual field trips are also an excellent way for your classroom to become globally aware.
Top 5 websites for Virtual Field trips:
1. Le Louvre – Visit lots of museum’s exhibition rooms and galleries
2. Panoramas of the world – 7 wonders
4. Global Trek
5. Ellis Island
Top 5 Apps for Virtual Field trips:
2. Barefoot Atlas (Free right now, usually $4.99)
Other great virtual field-trip resources:
Virtual Field Trip to the Moon blog post
I would love to know if you have a favorite Virtual Field Trip App, site. or activity. Please share it in the comments section so we can learn from each other.