Tips to help students get the best possible experience from their virtual field trips


I have many great memories from elementary school, but my favorite memories revolve around field trips. The special packed lunch, the bus ride, the opportunity to pair up with a “field trip buddy” for the day all helped make those journeys unforgettable.

While traditional field trips continue to offer opportunities to create memorable learning environments for students of all ages, a new wave of technologies have created new, virtual field trip (VFT) experiences. Through a VFT, an educator leverages digital content and educational technologies to take educators and...

Subscribe to Read More

Are You an Educator?

Get Free online access to all our news and resources


  • About the Author:

    Kyle Schutt is Discovery Education’s director of programming and production. While Kyle began his career as a classroom teacher, since 2010 he has worked with educators throughout the country to help them better understand how technology and digital media can be used to support instruction, motivate students, and increase passion for learning. Schutt has fostered relationships and community-building by hosting in-person and virtual events for the Discovery Educator Network (DEN), most recently enjoying brainstorming, creating, producing and moderating Discovery Education’s virtual field trips and student focused events. Additionally, he supports Discovery Education’s corporate education partnership programs such as the 3M Young Scientist Challenge, EA Sports Madden NFL Football by the Numbers, Toyota Teen Drive 365 and Manufacture Your Future.