Virtual Field Trips in the Elementary Science Classroom: A Field-based Teacher Preparation Experience
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Gibbons Ed.D., B. (2003). Virtual Field Trips in the Elementary Science Classroom: A Field-based Teacher Preparation Experience. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (pp. 3014-3016). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE) 2003
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Caroline Crawford, Niki Davis, Jerry Price, Roberta Weber & Dee Anna Willis
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Virtual field trips are an exciting way to bring the outside world into the elementary classroom. They allow teachers to take their students outside the four walls of the classroom to exotic and interesting places. Given the current budget crisis facing many school districts, teachers are limited in the number of real-life field trips they may participate in. However, there are unlimited opportunities for elementary teachers and students to engage in virtual field trips without leaving the classroom. As an assistant professor in the School of Education at California State University, Bakersfield, I prepare pre-service teachers for the elementary classroom. My students and I explore virtual field trips in the Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary Science course that I teach. We discuss the benefits of virtual field trips, the criteria for selecting virtual field trips and how to implement this learning experience into the elementary science curriculum.
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