What is a virtual field trip?
A virtual field trip is a guided and narrated tour of web sites that are arranged so students can follow site to site to complete a specific goal. Some virtual field trips can be designed to visit places that may not be attainable to students. With the assistance of computer programs, virtual field trips can also be experienced through live interactions.

Why choose virtual field trips?
  • No cost included
  • All students can participate
  • No need for transportation
  • Can be repeated over and over again
  • No cause of incidents/ Cant lose a child
  • Students can design their own VTF
  • Spark interest and promote motivation for learning

Problems with choosing virtual field trips?
  • School does not have internet access
  • Students may become off task if not engaged

For starters, designing virtual field trips can be time consuming. Here is a list of sites you can visit to engage your students iin virtual field trips.

www.simplek12.com/**virtualfieldtrips**
www.tramline.com/develop.htm

www.internet4classrooms.com
www.ilearntechnology.com
www.**field**-**trips**.org/vft/index.htm

www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/pages/list**virtual**gr.html
www.spokaneaquifer.org/kids/vfte

http://satft.soest.hawaii.edu/space/hawaii/virtual.field.trips.html
http://smentech.org/subjects/chicago_web_sites/hayt_chi_web_research.html
http://www.lauriefowler.com/moon.html




Sources
www.**field**-**trips**.org/vft/index.htm

www.educationworld.com/a_tech/tech/tech071.shtml
www.techtrekers.com/**virtual**ft.htm