Archive for the ‘Virtual Field Trip’ category

Take an Educational Journey Touring the FDR Library and Museum

January 16th, 2015

 

It’s Friday, January 16, 2015, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

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FDR Library and Museum Virtual Tour

 

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

 

This website not only provides visitors a virtual tour through the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, but it also offers wonderful educational opportunities to learn about the 32nd President of the United States, the Great Depression, the New Deal, and World War II.
When arriving at the link, click the “Launch Now” button on the screen. There are multiple ways to explore the museum. You may use the “Back” and “Next” arrows to work through the slides, or you could expand the “Explore the Museum” button at the top right then choose your destination or you could use the map in the bottom right corner to select a location. You can also access the site map from the “Explore the Museum” button which provides a great way to reach the topic of interest quickly. Location galleries include:
  • Museum Lobby
  • America, 1932: A Nation in Fear
  • The Promise of Change
  • Foundations of a Public Life
  • A New Deal
  • FDR’s “Act of Faith”
  • War! (upper level)
  • War! (lower level)
  • Oval Office Desk/FDR’s Death
  • First Lady of the World
  • Legacy
  • Behind the Scenes
Each gallery provides a 360° tour that you can use your mouse to navigate around and examine. Some galleries include close-ups of artifacts, documents, as well as additional resource information, audios, and teachable moments. The teachable moments include brief video segments. Each gallery includes informational text beneath the presentation.

This website is an excellent resource for your history studies and a wonderful insight into the life and world of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Explore the Virtual Museum of Iraq

January 9th, 2015

 

It’s Friday, January 9, 2015, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

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The Virtual Museum of Iraq

 

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

 

This website, the achievement of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Italian National Research Council, allows visitors to virtually explore artifacts from the National Museum of Iraq, in Baghdad. Although the real Baghdad Museum has fallen victim to the wages of war, efforts are being made to reorganize the museum.
When first arriving at the website, there is a brief introduction video then visitors can select from the eight chronologically arranged Halls to visit: 
  • Prehistoric
  • Sumerian
  • Akkadian and Neo-Sumerian
  • Babylonian
  • Assyrian
  • Achaemenid and Seleucid
  • Parthian and Sasanian
  • Islamic
Once you have made your selection, explore the exhibits by clicking on an artifact. You are then able to choose either “Description” or “Explore” to learn more about the item through texts and images, some of which are interactive and use Quicktime to enable you to rotate and zoom into the image for closer examination. Some exhibits also include informative videos for a deeper understanding of the relic and the time period.

Each hall includes a map that when selected allows visitors to learn more about the region or to explore the timeline.

With more than 70 artifacts to examine, over a hundred images to view, and many videos to watch, this website will provide visitors with an interesting insight into the “archaeological, historical and artistic heritage” of Iraq.

Visit Ski Resorts Around the World

January 2nd, 2015

 

It’s Friday, January 2, 2015, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

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Snoweye: Ski Resorts Around The World

 

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

 

This website offers a view of ski resorts throughout the world through live cameras in thousands of locations.
Type the resort name into the search engine, or click on the country in the upper tool bar, then the location of your choice, and a new screen appears with thumbnail images from the cameras. Click on an image for a full screen view. In some cases the cameras are live streams, and in others the images are updated at regular intervals throughout the day. (Some cameras only operate seasonally.)

You can extend the learning on this virtual field trip by keeping a world globe handy as you visit various ski resorts – point to the country it’s located in on the globe. Not only do you get a glimpse into life on the ski slopes, but weather throughout the world. If the country is located in the Southern Hemisphere, and the camera operates year-round, you will see a very different weather image at this time of year than you will when visiting ski resorts in the Northern Hemisphere.

Christmas Past in Sweden

December 19th, 2014

 

It’s Friday, December 19, 2014, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

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Skansen

 

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

 

Skansen open-air museum is located in Stockholm, Sweden and is home to some 150 historical homes.
In this virtual tour, visit the following locations during the Christmas season to get a feel of the holidays as they were celebrated in Sweden during the 1800’s:
  • Near the Windmill
  • The Hällestad Bellfry
  • The Farm Labourer’s Cottage
  • The Delspo Farmstead
  • House for elderly Parents at Delspo Farmstead
  • The Oktorp Farmstead
  • At the Village Crossroad
  • The Ekshärad Farmhouse
  • Christmas Market
  • Saami Winter Tent
When arriving at the site, select your destination by clicking one of the images on the left hand side. While viewing the 360° images, you may let the slide move around for you or select the circle arrow to explore on your own using the mouse. The background music may also be turned on or off. Some images have a camera icon for an additional image, and, in others, click the “I” icon (if available) for informative text. You can use the arrows within the images to move through the slides, or use the sidebar images.

If you would like to learn more about the museum, there is an English version of the museum website here.

If you do decide to visit the museum website, be sure to select the “The Zoo” link on the left hand menu. Then select the “Skansen TV: Watch our wild Nordic animals in action” link before the text to watch short videos about wild Nordic animals.

Christmas – 360° Virtual Tour Panoramas

December 12th, 2014

 

It’s Friday, December 12, 2014, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

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Panoramic Earth – Christmas

 

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

 

If the beauty of Christmas lights makes you smile, then you will enjoy this week’s virtual tour. Part of the larger Panoramic Earth website, this page offers visitors the opportunity to visit locations in Canada and England and their past light displays.
  • Locations available include: 
  • Butchart Gardens – Vancouver, Canada, 2012
  • Regent Street – London, England, 2011
  • Oxford Circus – London, England, 2011
  • South Molton Street – London, England, 2009
  • Hyde Park – London – England, 2009
  • Oxford Street – London, England, 2009
Select the panorama you would like to see by either clicking the image or the name. When the page loads, there is information from the photographer about the image and other information about location. Click the play button on the image. When the image loads you can navigate the smaller image using the tool icons in the image. Select the icon with the 4-arrows pointing in all directions to open the image to full screen. You may use your mouse to move around the image or the tool icons in the image. Click your escape button on your keyboard to return to page. Use your back arrow to return to the list of tours.

It is interesting to see how other places decorate for the holidays and these tours give visitors an idea how Canada and England decorate.

25 Canadian Virtual Farm Tours

November 28th, 2014

 

It’s Friday, November 28, 2014, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

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Canadian Virtual Farm Tours

 

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

 

This is a super fabulous website with 25 different farm tours from which to choose.
When arriving at this site, use the navigation arrows on the right and the left to see all the different types of tours available. Tours include:
  • Egg Farms – Explore 5 different types of egg farms: conventional, free run, free range, aviary, and enriched colony egg farms.
  • Vegetable Farm – Visit Birkbank Farms in Ontario, a vegetable and fruit farm and market.
  • Ratite Farms – A ratite is a flightless bird that includes ostriches, emus and rheas. Check out how these birds are raised commercially.
  • Chicken Farm – An Ontario chicken farm
  • Turkey Farm – A Canadian turkey farm
  • Dairy Cow Farms – Gain an understanding of a tie-stall dairy farm and a free stall dairy farm.
  • Beef Cattle Farms – Learn about a beef feedlot farm and a cow/calf farm.
  • Veal Farms – Visit a grain fed veal farm and a milk fed veal farm.
  • Goat Farms – Discover the difference between market goats and dairy goats.
  • Greenhouse Vegetable Farm – Tour Pyramid Farms, an Ontario greenhouse that currently grows tomatoes.
  • Fruit Orchard – Drop in on Cherry Lane, an Ontario fruit farm where they grow cherries, peaches and pears.
  • Pig Farms – Explore the characteristics of farrowing hog farm and a market hog farm (also known as a grower-finisher farm).
  • Grain Farm – Pay a call on an Ontario grain farm that grows wheat, corn and soybeans.
  • Sheep Farm – Learn all about sheep farming.
  • Deer and Elk Farms – Check out these two unique farms for white-tailed deer and elk.
Once you have selected a farm, click the “hot spots” indicated by blue question marks on the images to open that area of the farm. Once the next page opens you can click and drag your mouse around the image to explore the area. Find magnifying glass hot spots that when clicked will take you to an informative page explaining some aspect of the farm. Use the “Back” button on the page to return to your location. All of the tours include “Family Videos” which provide family stories, farm and farming information, and more. The “Farm Dictionary” supplies vocabulary pertaining to the particular farm. The “Farm Tour Quick Links” provides a linked index of the farm tour. Click the “Sound” button to hear farm sounds.

This website will quickly become a favorite as there is so much to see and learn about farming.

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