Engaging virtual field trip apps, resources

Virtual field trips can broaden students’ educational experiences and increase engagement

virtual-fieldOnce a foreign concept, virtual field trips and tours have skyrocketed in popularity, due in part to tight school budgets and a growth in classroom mobile technology tools.

Schools save time and money when students can explore national and international landmarks from their classrooms, and educators have access to a vast number of resources that expand students’ learning opportunities. Virtual field trips help engage students even at a time when financing such trips in person isn’t feasible.

As their application and popularity have grown, so, too, have organizations offering virtual field trip software and resources. From exploring national museums to navigating famous caves in France, there’s a virtual field trip for nearly everyone.

What’s your favorite virtual field trip or virtual tour? Make sure to let us know in the comments section below.

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Laura Ascione

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