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How to Create a Virtual Fieldtrip

Non-Credit Course
15 Clock Hours

Course Description
Participants in the course will receive a comprehensive overview of how virtual fieldtrips can be used in their classroom, created in variety of ways, and experienced no matter your school’s resources.  An overview of VFT resources will be explored and examined.  Participants will experience a variety of basic VFT's to more complex VFT's; these experiences will guide the teacher to help get a better understanding of how to plan a VFT for their own classroom.  VFT resources for the iPad and Google chrome will be showcased and explained with numerous tutorials, as well as, other online programs to help create your classroom adventures. Participants will learn about and experience the game changing service Google Expeditions that was recently launched, as well as, the low cost virtual reality helmet Google Cardboard.  Resources for Google Expeditions and Cardboard will be explored and examined to help you implement these items into your classroom.   Teachers will also learn how students can create their own virtual reality adventures.

Global Goals of the Course
To deepen and/or apply the content and skills of the teacher’s existing professional knowledge base by meeting the following global goals of this course:

1. To design and develop 21st century skills across curriculums (NBPTS 1; ISTE 1; InTASC 1, 3, 5, 7; DFFET 1abe, 2bc, 3cde, 4acef)
2. To appraise key technological tools (creation of VFT;s) and strategies for their impact on teaching and learning (NBPTS 1, 2, 3, 5; ISTE 2, 3; InTASC 1, 2,4-8; DFFET 1de, 2bc, 3ce, 4af)
3. To employ emerging technology tools (Google Expeditions and Cardboard) to design, develop, and evaluate relevant experiences for students (NBPTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; InTASC 1-8; DFFET 1abde, 2c, 3bcde, 4acef)
4. To employ other educational professionals to improve student learning through the use of VFTs in the classroom (NBPTS 5; ISTE 5; InTASC 9,10; DFFET 2c, 3ce, 4acef)

Self-Paced courses are delivered within our online classroom and available 24/7. You can begin your study program at any time.

Ongoing Enrollment
Online structured courses are delivered within our online classroom and available within a specific scheduled time window with your instructor.

Site based courses are delivered on site in certain locations during a specific date range with a live instructor.