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Exploring the World With Virtual Field Trips [EdTech Essentials Spotlight] – Easy EdTech Podcast 138

November 16, 2021

In this EdTech Essentials Spotlight, I’ll share tips on how to explore the world with virtual reality that come straight from my new book. You’ll hear about how a virtual field trip can help students wonder, ask questions, and become curious about the world around them.

This week’s podcast is titled: Exploring the World With Virtual Field Trips [EdTech Essentials Spotlight]. Similar to episodes 129 (How to Help Students Better Navigate Digital Spaces) and 132 (5 Tips for Curating Resources) this includes some highlights from my new book EdTech Essentials: The Top 10 Technology Strategies for All Learning Environments. Today’s episode explores one of the topics in Chapter 3, Chapter 3’s big word is EXPLORE, and it includes ideas for exploring the world with virtual field trips and a short excerpt from the book. Let’s dive in!

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Virtual Field Trips

  • First, provide space for students to wonder about the world.
  • Next, explore 360 panoramas and interactive maps.
  • Then, ask questions to prompt a discussion.
  • Finally, choose VR that helps build background knowledge.

Sponsored by Levered Learning

This episode is sponsored by Levered Learning, a 21st century instructional system for elementary math. Created by educators to provide just the right level of support and challenge for every student. Levered gives teachers the ability to create personalized learning paths using real-time data on student progress, tools to support intervention and enrichment. Levered’s individualized online math curriculum  is proven to increase learning growth by 70% on state testing in the first year of implementation. Learn more at!

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Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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