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16 Great Virtual Field Trips

walk through a forest

Click to walk through the forest

I have searched long and hard for the type of virtual tour that immerses you in the environment. They’re harder to find than you’d think. Lots of sites promise ‘virtual tours’ and deliver pictures. Somehow, that doesn’t cut it.

Finally, I have a list I can recommend. Some covers acres of land, some a single bone, but all are amazing. See what you think:

For future reference, you’ll find this list under Great Websites–Virtual Tours.


Jacqui Murray is the editor of a K-6 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, creator of two technology training books for middle school and six ebooks on technology in education. She is the author of Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for Examiner.com, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, Cisco guest blog, Technology in Education featured blogger, IMS tech expert, and a bi-weekly contributor to Write Anything. Currently, she’s editing a thriller that should be out to publishers next summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.

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10 thoughts on “16 Great Virtual Field Trips

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  3. Dear Jacqui – you feel like a best friend to me – I am a South African teacher – I was given the job at the beginning of the year to bring our intermediate computer room up a level. The Holy Spirit was kind in leading me to your site. Every post I get from you makes me smile with glee at the anticipation. Zeke has also been most kind in mentoring me.
    May you be abundantly blessed for sharing your extraordinary passion with me.
    Rox
    The King’s School – Robinhills
    South Africa

  4. Unrelated to your post but I have a question. We upgraded to Windows 7 and our labs that have virtual computers (Pano Logic) can not run Mivie Maker. Do you know of an acceptable alternative? Free or otherwise. Something children as young as 4th grade would have success with as well as something with advanced features for older students. Thank!!

      • Wow what a great way to teach students with a more illustrated method compared to just text and a few pictures in a book! I am a teacher education student and in my instructional technology class we are beginning to learn all new innovative ways in which to teach your students. This is new to me. My kids are going to love your links! I cannot wait to show them!

  5. Nice to hear from you, Jessica. There are a lot of ‘virtual fieldtrips’ that aren’t that hot. This list has my favorites. I’m sure your students will have a great time with them. The forest one is stunning.

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