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  1. 1. No Buses, Planes or Trains Necessary
  2. 2. Connecting to the World
  3. 3. Through
    • Electronic Field Trips
    • On-line Collaboration
  4. 4. Imagine Your Class
  5. 5. Visiting Rainforest s in Puerto Rico and Alaska
  6. 6.
    • Mural Making during Webcast
    Temperate Rainforest Tropical Rainforest
  7. 7. Taking an Amazing Space Adventure
  8. 8. Speaking with Experts at Museums Virtual Outreach -Experts Talk! The Dish about Dinosaurs So You Wanna Be aPaleontologist?Talk with Critter GuyJames Harding
  9. 9. Painting the Corners- Art and Inspiration atKeyspan Park
    • Playing to the tune of
    • Take Me Out to the Ballgame
    Whats a baseball game without hotdogs? Whos on First? Calling in our questions
  10. 10. Visiting The Kennedy Center Telling Stories: Christopher Paul Curtis Musical Theater:Mame Country Music: Styles and Traditions Hip-Hop to da Head National Symphony Orchestra: Young People's Concert Flying Across America *
  11. 11. Visiting withAuthors Margie Palatini Webinar
  12. 12. Kathleen Krull Webinar
  13. 13. Learning from IllustratorKathryn Hewitt
  14. 14. Visiting Williamsburg Publick Education Slavery
  15. 15. Elements of the Best Electronic Field Trips
        • Live and Interactive
        • Primary Sources
        • Extend and Make Connections Across the Curriculum
        • Standards Based Lesson Plans and Resources
        • Student Web Resources
  16. 16. Explore Carlsbad Caverns
        • Teacher and Student Support
        • Standards Based Lesson Plans andResources
        • Student Web Resources
  17. 17.
        • Live and Interactive
        • On-Screen Experts
        • Primary Sources
  18. 18. NASAe-Missions
      • Content-based Simulations
      • Provides teachers with an all-inclusive package
        • Teacher professional development
        • Curriculum aligned with state and national standards
        • Live "mission" via technology
        • Embedded assessment
      • Operation Montserrat
      • Moon, Mars. And Beyond
  19. 19. Operation Montserrat Simulation of Volcanic Eruption and Hurricane on Montserrat and Evacuation Team Response
  20. 21. Stop Overs
    • March 22
    • Santa Maria BaySinaloa, Mexico
    • April 19
    • San Francisco Bay San Francisco, CA
    • April 24
    • Fraser River Delta Vancouver,British Columbia
    • May Three stops, ending inAlaska
  21. 22. The BIG Questions
    • How much will it Cost?
    • Do I have to be a Computer Whiz to use these expeditions?
    • How do I find e-Field trips and projects?
    • How do I integrate online expeditions into my curriculum?
  22. 23. How much will it COST?
    • Cost Varies
      • Free
        • Often broadcast a selected day
      • $50 to $500
        • Fee may be required to access all site features
        • Typically able to be scheduled
  23. 24. Do I have to be a ComputerWHIZto use them?
    • One Computer, Projector, and Speakers
    • Sites are User-friendly
        • Provide Connection requirements
        • Forward requirements to Tech Team for review
        • Test connection day before
  24. 25. The Equipment
    • Computer, Projector, and Speakers
      • Downloads
        • Real Player
        • QuickTime
        • Flash
    • Videoconferencing
      • Intel ProShare
      • Logitech's QuickCam VC
  25. 26. The Connection
        • Satellite Connection
        • Cable Television Connection
        • ISDN - Dial-up connection Cost for connection and time
        • WEBCAST- Broadband connection
        • WEBCAST- High Resolution -Super high-speed broadband Internet connection of at least 700 Kbps
  26. 27. How do I integrate electronic field trips into my curriculum?
    • Visit For Teachers site area
      • Find pages aligning the sites content to state or national standards
      • Find links to lesson plans to develop and extend the sites content
  27. 28. Finding a Webcast
    • Conduct searches using
        • Electronic field trips
        • eTrips
        • Webcasts
        • Live Telecasts
        • Virtual field trips
        • Distance Education
        • Distance Learning
  28. 29. Great Sites for Finding a Webcast
    • Efieldtrips.org -Science and Social Studies topics
    • NW Wisconsin IU -Over 170 Sites
    • SBC- The "Yellow Pages" of Videoconferencing!
    • Tramline -Across all curriculum areas Science focus
  29. 30. More Great Sites
    • Ball State University-Six scheduled trips each year
    • EdNETVideo network connection for Utah
    • Partners in Distance Learningmulti-state alliance of schools and organizations in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts
    • Apple Learning Exchange 72 Virtual Field Trips and 31 Digital Documentaries
  30. 31. Even More Great Sites
    • PDE Webinars - Authors and Illustrators
    • TWICE List of Content Providers
    • CILC One-stop shopping for videoconferencing
  31. 32. Sign up for LISTSERVs
    • TWICE listserv
    • CILC Membership
    • K-12 Videoconferencing
    • SBC Listserv
    • eField Trip News
    • Internet2 K20 Initiative
  32. 33. Getting Started
    • with Electronic Field Trips
        • Identify connection to curriculum
        • Find a Webcast
        • Check Tech requirements and Cost
        • Schedule date and time
        • Register
        • Schedule with Tech Team
        • Review related Lesson Plans
        • Review Student Resources
  33. 34. Tips Plan and Prepare
    • Location
      • Students
      • Camera
    • Conduct a test connection a day early
      • Check audio-visual connection and settings
    • Teach students
      • To know when to speak and when to listen
      • To speak loudly, clearly, and not too fast
      • Prepare questions to ask video partner
  34. 35. The Benefits
    • Expand the classroom to the world
    • Connect with experts
    • Explore diverse perspectives
    • Nurture thinking skills
    • Deepen curricular understandings
  35. 36. Connect, Learn Work Together
  36. 37. Collaborate Through an Online Project
  37. 38. Global Classroom
    • Work with students around the world
    • Gather data, share and analyze results
    • Build communication, problem solving, research, and critical thinking skills
    • Expose students to different cultures and viewpoints
  38. 41. http:// www.rockourworld.org /
  39. 44. Read Around the Planet
  40. 46. Robert Vallier, known asThe Phoenix , will be flying his single-engine aircraft 25,000 miles across America in 2007, to every State - including Hawaii.The Phoenix was in the air again for some more training and preparation recently and flew several routes, including one from Rialto, California, to Carson City, Nevada - a round-trip of c.800 miles.The Picture i