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Field Trips

Not all schoolwork happens in the classroom. Explore ideas for organizing fun adventures and engaging fieldwork for your students.

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Field Trip Partnerships: Student-on-Student Mentoring

On a middle school field trip to a high school, the older students instruct and inspire those who will soon join their ranks or follow in their footsteps.

Travel the World from Your Classroom: Free iPad Apps for Virtual Field Trips

Monica Burns suggests nine free virtual field trip apps that bring students the world from the comfort of the classroom.

Learning Expeditions: Rethinking Field Trips

For Normal Park students, the entire community of Chattanooga, Tennessee -- from museums and cultural centers to local businesses and natural areas -- provides opportunities to make real-world connections to the curriculum.

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5 Benefits of Outdoor Education

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Storytelling With Wearable Technology

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:00
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Teacher-Less Field Trips: Classroom Extension Made Easy

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 10:00
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More Than Just Eyes and Ears

Experiential learning is powerful, and you can create ways for students to learn with all their senses—in and out of the classroom.

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Connecting iGeneration to the Natural World

Ignite student passion for the natural world with fieldwork apps, turning your kids into citizen scientists who observe, hypothesize, identify, and share information about nature.

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A man and woman on a motorcycle are driving on a road with tropical trees surrounding them on both sides.
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5-Minute Film Festival: Travel for Teachers

Whether you have the resources to travel internationally or just take a short trip, traveling can be enriching both personally and professionally for educators. Watch the videos in this playlist for some ideas!

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A class off the school bus next to the river taking notes
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5 Benefits of Outdoor Education

An outdoor education program builds community and culture, raises expectations and standards, increases connection between students, and develops positive associations around school and the outdoors.

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A teenage boy is holding a Google Cardboard viewer up to his eyes, a cardboard box with his smart phone inside of it, looking into it as if it were binoculars or a camera.
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Come Along and Ride on a Google Expedition

With a smartphone and a simple virtual viewer, students can travel at any time, to any place, at the teacher's preferred pace, and for free.

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A young boy in a white t-shirt is standing in a museum, with his hands behind his back, looking at artwork.
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Stretching Your Curriculum Canvas: Reading the World Through Art

An effective art museum visit begins with teaching students art history, getting them to consider multiple perspectives, and applying the idea of close reading to visual literacy.

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How to Engage Your Students With No-Cost Technology

Online 3D scans give students close-up views of historical artifacts and natural wonders, all without the cost and tactical considerations of a field trip.

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Travel the World From Your Classroom: Free iPad Apps for Virtual Field Trips

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns suggests nine free virtual field trip apps that bring students the world from the comfort of the classroom.

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A closeup of a person's hands on a laptop keyboard.
Article

How to Engage Your Students With No-Cost Technology

Online 3D scans give students close-up views of historical artifacts and natural wonders, all without the cost and tactical considerations of a field trip.

3 159 18,188 views
Graphic of a school bus driving out from a tablet.
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5-Minute Film Festival: Virtual Field Trips

How can you broaden your kids' horizons without actually going anywhere? These videos and resources for virtual field trips will inspire you to try a few engaging web-based explorations.

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Learning Expeditions: Rethinking Field Trips
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Learning Expeditions: Rethinking Field Trips

For Normal Park students, the entire community of Chattanooga, Tennessee -- from museums and cultural centers to local businesses and natural areas -- provides opportunities to make real-world connections to curriculum.

5 48 12,707 views
A class off the school bus next to the river taking notes
Article

5 Benefits of Outdoor Education

An outdoor education program builds community and culture, raises expectations and standards, increases connection between students, and develops positive associations around school and the outdoors.

6 2,743 10,714 views
Two students are standing back to back in the middle of the school hallway. Other students are walking past them, blurred, as if to capture all the students walking through the hallway throughout the day.
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Mindfulness at School Outside the Classroom

To help students understand the power of mindfulness, consider practicing it outside of a classroom setting, whether through sports activities, wilderness programs, or retreats.

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A teenage boy is holding a Google Cardboard viewer up to his eyes, a cardboard box with his smart phone inside of it, looking into it as if it were binoculars or a camera.
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Come Along and Ride on a Google Expedition

With a smartphone and a simple virtual viewer, students can travel at any time, to any place, at the teacher's preferred pace, and for free.

4 107 10,215 views

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