Virtual field trips and distance learning are great options you can use to provide students with valuable classroom experiences that they would otherwise never have. Using the power of the internet, classrooms can connect to museums, historical locations, colleges, libraries, and just about any other location in the world where students interact with experts, artifacts or even other students.
Field trips can be expensive and laborious, and teachers lose valuable instruction time. Virtual field trips provide students with many of the same experiences as a real field trip, but they can be completed in as short as a single class period and for as low as $100. All you need is the appropriate equipment and the World becomes your classroom!