Virtual Field Trips & Classroom Connections
Connecting your classroom to another classroom to collaborate on skills such as math problems, a shared literature adventure, or a mystery-based research activity is one effective way to use videoconferencing tools.
Taking your classroom on a virtual field trip to a content provider such a zoo, museum, or historical expert is another way to leverage the power of videoconferencing tools.
Overview of some tools available to make videoconferencing connections
- RETN Network Support form ESC 11
(Pam Neven is the ESC 11 consultant for Distance Learning. She is happy to provide support)
- CAPSpace to find collaboration partners and projects
(consider setting up an account)
- Connect2Texas for content providers
(consider the listserv to keep up to date)
- Content Provider database search
Videoconferencing can be a powerful tool. Always test your technology connections at least 1 day before in preparation of any lesson. Click here for additional resources from our 4-day summer 123VC course.