FREE MISC. LESSON – “50 Interactive Web Sites for Virtual Field Trips & Tours”
by Mister Mitchell’s Education Resources
Kindergarten – 12th Grade
Virtual tours and field trips provide students with opportunities they may not get to experience otherwise.
Where else can you “take a trip” to see Sistine Chapel, the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, or the African grasslands — all in one day?
These tools may also challenge students to think critically about the places they visit. For example, a virtual trip to Pompeii requires students to consider the quality of life in an ancient city. A trip to Chichen Itza will allow them to appreciate and question the Mayas design decisions. Simply, virtual field trips can spark your students’ interest and motivate their learning in a specific content area.
The following websites are worth considering for virtual field trips. Some are built as all-inclusive virtual trips with text and audio; others provide only imagery which can be adapted to fit the needs of a lesson.
UPDATED: After receiving 45,000+ downloads of this resource, I decided to update and expand the list from 40+ sites to 50 sites plus a Youtube playlist of 360-degree videos. Additionally, I added more than 10 combined websites, videos, and apps for AR & VR!
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