Energizing Learners with Virtual Field Trips For Remote Learning

Even before the pandemic hit, virtual field trips were being utilized by educators all over the world to connect their students to experts and places they may not get to experience in their daily lives. After the pandemic, virtual connections became the necessary method of educating our students and traditional field trips were a thing of the past.

Virtual field trips came front and center as a great alternative. Though not all are created equal and there are so many options available to educators, especially now,  it can be a bit daunting. Through this course, I will share what virtual field trips are, the value they can hold for your class, where you can find opportunities for your class, how you can engage your students with them, and finally even share how you can create your own.

About the Course Author

Jasmin Poor is a virtual field trip teacher who has worked in virtual education for over 10 years. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of South Carolina where she is finishing her doctorate in educational technology focusing on the impact virtual field trips have on participants’ interest in science and STEM. Jasmin lives in the upstate South Carolina area with her husband, two children, three dogs, two cats, and two leopard geckos. Jasmin hopes that through bringing virtual field trips to the forefront of education she can share the world with her participants and beyond.

Overview

1
Meet Jasmin and Virtual Field Trips
00:59

Jasmin talks about her background and introduces the concept of Virtual Field Trips

2
Why Virtual Field Trips?
02:12

Jasmin talks about the problems that VFT can help tackle and solve.

3
Introducing Virtual Field Trips
01:50

Jasmin introduces the idea of VFTs

4
The Recipe for Success
00:52

Jasmin gives you an overview of what to consider while planning a VFT.

Virtual Field Trips Process

1
What are VFTs?
03:07

Jasmin details what makes a VFT.

2
What’s the value of VFTs?
06:07

Jasmin reveals the benefits of VFTs.

3
Where can we find VFT opportunities?
07:22

Jasmin guides you through how you can find VFT opportunities and how you can choose the best one for your class.

4
How to engage your students during a VFT
03:19

Jasmin lets you in on how to help your students get the best out of their VFT.

5
Create your own VFT!
04:43

Jasmin guides you through building your own VFT!

Supplementary Information

1
Closing
00:56

Closing thoughts on Virtual Field Trips.

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Additional Materials

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