Archive for the ‘Virtual Field Trip’ category

National Museum of the US Air Force

May 15th, 2015

 

It’s Friday, May 15, 2015, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

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National Museum of the US Air Force

 

Age Range: All (All grades, children with parental supervision)

 

Virtually explore the National Museum of the US Air Force located on Wright-Patterson AFB, in Ohio.
When arriving at today’s link, choose from: 
  • Museum Virtual Tour
  • Cockpits
  • Museum Podcasts
When the museum tour is selected a new window will open with a picture of the front of the museum and a map on the right hand side of the screen. Use your mouse to explore the museum entrance or use the map to select from the following specific locations: 
  • Air Park
  • Presidential Aircraft
  • Research & Development
  • World War II
  • Southeast Asia War
  • Memorial Park
  • Earlier Years
  • Korean War
  • Cold War
  • Missile & Space
  • And more
Click on one of the hot spot dots on the map to be taken to that exhibit. Use your mouse to pan in, out, and around the 360° images of planes, memorabilia, and other interesting USAF related items. Move your pointer around the different objects to reveal a hand which, when clicked, opens a more detailed image of the item. When looking at the zoomed images of the aircraft, some also include a link to the cockpit virtual tour of the plane. Click the speaker in the bottom tool bar to either hear or read more about the current exhibit. If the main image includes a “play” button arrow icon, clicking on this will start a brief topical movie.

Back at the home page, if the Cockpits option is selected, visitors will be able to explore the cockpits and other locations within air and spacecraft through 360° images.

Select the Museum Podcast option listen to interesting audios that provide background information about the aircraft at the museum as well as about those who flew and maintained them.

Plan to spend some time exploring this museum because there is a lot to see.

US Bicycling Hall of Fame Tour

May 8th, 2015

 

It’s Friday, May 8, 2015, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

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US Bicycling Hall of Fame

 

Age Range: All ages and grades (children with parental supervision)

 

May is National Bike Month and what better way to explore bicycling history with a virtual tour of the US Bicycling Hall of Fame in Davis, California.
When arriving at the link, you are able to select from specific time periods on the left hand menu. Each time period is again broken down into various collections and/or artifacts to examine. Collections include images and information for: 
  • Bicycles
  • Trophies, medals, and other awards
  • Historical photos and posters
  • Cycling magazine and catalog covers
  • Other cycling memorabilia such as jerseys and helmets
After selecting the desired time period, visitors can click the image to see a larger view or click the text link beside the image to view details about the artifact. On the detail page there are links on the left sidebar to other related artifacts.

When you are finished exploring the collection, select “Inductees” in the top menu bar to learn about famous cyclists in the Hall of Fame.

This website provides an interesting topic to explore with your students which just might inspire them to get on their own bikes and achieve the website’s mission to “encourage them to participate in the future of the sport.”

Visit Mexico Virtually

May 1st, 2015

 

It’s Friday, May 1, 2015, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

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Pleasant Holidays – Mexico Virtual Tours

 

Age Range: All (All grades, children with parental supervision)

 

Visit Mexico from home with this tourist website from Pleasant Holidays Travel Agency.
When arriving at the link above, you will find a map of Mexico with clickable locations indicated by an arrow within an orange circle. Choose from the following areas to explore: 
  • Mazatlan
  • Jalisco
  • Manzanillo
  • Guerrero
  • Oaxaca
  • Chiapas
  • Yucatan Peninsula
  • Baja, California
On the main map you will also find a camera icon that when selected opens a 360° tour of the Museo de las Culuras de Occidente.

After selecting a destination, a new map will open of the local with even more locations and available 360° tours. Some 360° tours available include: 

  • Resorts
  • Beaches
  • Monuments, landmarks, ruins
  • Lighthouses
  • Museums
  • Marketplaces and shops
  • Scenic areas and natural wonders
There are loads of interesting places in Mexico to explore and this website gives visitors a glimpse of the most popular tourist locations.

Virtual Tour of San Francisco’s Chinatown

April 24th, 2015

 

It’s Friday, April 24, 2015, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

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Grant Ave: The School Bell

 

Age Range: 5-13 (Grades K-8, with parental supervision)

 

This site was designed specifically to give elementary grade students an introduction to San Francisco’s Chinatown.
When you get to the site, you will see photos of the entrance to Chinatown on Grant Avenue, along with some text that explains what you see. Below the pictures and text you will see the words “Next Slide.” To take this tour, just click on “Next Slide,” and a new page opens explaining another feature of Chinatown. You will also see a menu at the bottom of the screen that allows you to randomly choose places to visit in Chinatown – instead of taking the tour.

You will see and read explanations of Chinese New Year (and you can see a video clip of the New Year parade and celebration), a Fortune Cookie Factory, a Chinese pharmacy, and more.

Ford’s Theater Virtual Tour

April 10th, 2015

 

It’s Friday, April 10, 2015, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

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Ford’s Theater Virtual Tour

 

Age Range: Virtual Tour – All Ages; Educational Materials for Grades 8-12 (children with parental supervision)

 

Explore one of the most famous theaters in American history with this virtual tour. Site of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865 by John Wilkes Booth, Ford’s Theatre remained closed for nearly 100 years. In 1968, the theatre reopened as a national historic site and working theatre. Today it serves to offer visitors “inspiring theatrical productions, live historic interpretation and engaging education programs”.
When arriving at the link, explore the 360° image of the Main Stage using your mouse to navigate around the image. While examining the image, find the plus signs in a blue circle – “Hotspots”. Clicking on these provides interesting facts about the location. On the right hand side of the image there is a grey bar with the image title down the length that when clicked on slides out and provides information about the image.

When you are done exploring the Main Stage, click on the images under the main window for even more pictures and loads of interesting information. Image selections include: 

  • View from the Box
  • Presidential Box
  • Stage
  • Cast of Characters
  • Booth’s Possessions
  • Theatre Exterior and Lobby
  • Ford’s Theatre Museum
  • Center for Education and Leadership
  • Petersen House
After clicking on the individual image from the list above, other images related to the main image appear in the window. Each image includes informational text. Use the slider in the window to scroll through the pictures.

When you are finished with your tour be sure to go to the main Ford’s Theatre website to keep the learning going. From here, select “Education” in the upper tool bar. When arriving at this page, select the “Resources for Teachers” link either on the sidebar or near the bottom of the page for lesson plans, printables, guided virtual tours, videos and much more. The “Resources for Students” page provides students with a variety of resources for their studies. Click the “Printable Resources” option on the side bar for more printables. Please note that the Teacher and Student resources and lessons are geared towards students in grades 8-12.

This website is an excellent resource for anyone wishing to learn more about President Lincoln, his assassination, and his legacy.

Virtual Easter Egg Hunt

April 3rd, 2015

 

It’s Friday, April 3, 2015, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

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Virtual Easter Egg Hunt

 

Age Range: All (children with parental supervision)

 

Add a little fun to your day with this online virtual Easter egg hunt. But this is not your typical hunt where you simply look for eggs. In this game visitors must solve riddles to find the next egg.
When arriving at the link, enter the player’s name then choose from two levels: 
  • Beginner’s level for younger children with simple questions to help find the egg
  • Advanced level for older children (and adults too) where there are riddles to solve to locate the eggs
As you find the eggs, doors are unlocked so that you can move from room to room. This game will help build memory skills as the player will need to recall in which room they saw the answer to their clue. This virtual egg hunt is long enough to be enjoyable (there are about 13 eggs to be found) but not too long that kids will get bored with it.

When you have found all the eggs, select either to Play Again or go back to Game Options where there is another game for kids to play to see how many words they can make using only the letters in “Bunny Rabbit”. There are 245. How many can you make?

(Please note that at the top of the page there are links to get the app, but it appears they are no longer available.)

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