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Virtual Reality Discovery Channel App - Virtual Field Trips for iOS & Google

Virtual Reality Discovery Channel App – Virtual Field Trips for iOS & Google

The concept of virtual reality in education has grown wildly in the past few months – and it is more affordable than you may imagine. A smartphone a carefully folded piece of cardboard (aka Google Cardboard) can transport students to the depths of an ocean or the middle of the wilderness. The Discovery Channel now offers a powerful virtual reality experience. With the Virtual Reality Discovery Channel app you can… Read Article →

Baron Ferdinand's Challenge A Puzzle App from The British Museum 1

Baron Ferdinand’s Challenge: A Puzzle App from The British Museum

The British Museum has an app for students that is perfect for a virtual field trip or a compliment to the real thing.  This iOS app gives users access to the unique items in the Waddesdon Bequest – a collection donated to The British Museum by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild.  With this app students can solve puzzles and collect treasures as they explore the British Museum. Baron Ferdinand’s Challenge lets users see… Read Article →

Virry iPad App Live Animal Video Feed for Students

Virry iPad App: Live Animal Video Feed for Students

I love apps that take students on virtual field trips to explore life in other parts of the world.  Virry is a great example of an iPad app that changes the way we think about using a tablet in the classroom.  With Virry, students can watch animals in their natural habitats.  Live video feeds and prerecorded clips to watch help children learn about a variety of animals. Virry introduces kids… Read Article →

10 Apps and Online Museum Resources

10 Apps and Online Museum Resources

Finding the time and resources for on-the-ground field trips can be a challenge.  Here are ten terrific apps and websites that can help students explore museums, artifacts, and information from anywhere: The Metropolitan Museum of Art (online search tool) Power of Poison Exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History (companion app) Gettysburg Battle App (virtual battlefield tour) Museums of the World (app with access to multiple museum exhibits) The… Read Article →

Google Hangouts in Your Classroom Virtual Guest Speakers

Google Hangouts in Your Classroom: Virtual Guest Speakers

Google Hangouts are a fantastic tool for connecting with colleagues, other classrooms and experts in the field.  If you aren’t able to take your students to a Civil War battlefield or a National Park, or just can’t afford to fly a guest speaker to come to a school assembly, try organizing a Google Hangout. This tool allows you to video chat with anyone with an Internet connection.  There is even… Read Article →

Gettysburg Virtual Tour

Designed for visitors to Gettysburg, the Gettysburg Battle app can be used as a virtual tour of the Civil War battlefield. It includes video, audio, and an abundance of information on notable sites at Gettysburg. Try out these other virtual field trips: Monet paintings, art museum, panoramic views, Check out my bundle of Common Core aligned Social Studies iPad lesson plans! *this app is made for an iPhone but works… Read Article →

Bring the World to Your Classroom

Traveling this holiday season? I love to take pictures when I’m on vacation, especially of landmarks or places I’m studying with my fifth graders. Students will be more engaged during a lesson about Mayan culture when they see a picture of you standing in front of Chichen Itza. Take your travel photos to a new level by using the Tourwrist app. It allows you take a 360 degree panoramic view… Read Article →