Posted on April 25, 2013 by Marti Weston
Check out Ten of the Best Virtual Field Trips at e-School News. Learners can now set off on explorations and connect with information from sites all over the world. Virtual field trips can transform the way students learn.
Options in the article range from factory tours to museum exhibits (the Louvre) to data gathering from a real research projects to a NASA exploration of the planet Mars. Dozens more virtual museum tours are available at MuseumLink.
One interesting suggestion is the Google Lit Trips project where teachers can access free, downloadable files that mark the journeys of book characters. The Lit Trips site offers a huge number of books on a variety of levels and uses the resources of Google Earth to illustrate and follow the events in a book, making literature study three-dimensional. Also visit Google Lit Trips for Young Readers.
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Posted on December 31, 2012 by Marti Weston
Educator Med Kharbach, the proprietor over at the user-friendly EducatorsTechnnology.com blog, offers a comprehensive end-of-the-year list of 21st Century learning resources, mostly from posts he has written over the past year.
To get a 2013 head-start figuring out how to make your teaching and your classroom environment more welcoming to digital students, it’s worth taking a look at Med’s list. Many of the sources on this list focus on ways to help students collaborate and think critically about the content they encounter in the virtual world.
Check them out by clicking on the image on the right. Think about getting started with the link to What Teachers Need to Know About 21st Century Literacy which includes a short eight-minute video. Also check out The 33 Digital Skills that Every 21st Century Educator Should Have.
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