Virtual Field Trips

TEC 940 - Virtual Field Trips: Taking and Making

Fresno Pacific University Center for Professional Development

Course Projects
Appendix

Instructions for Submitting Completed Projects

Background Projects

1. Virtual Field Trip Pedagogical Value Paper

2. Virtual Field Trip Reviews

3. Annotated List of Resources

4. Flow Chart of an Existing Simple Virtual Field Trip

Creative Projects

5. Virtual Field Trip Lesson Plan

6. Create a Simple Flow Chart

7. Create a Flow Chart for Your Virtual Field Trip Project

8. Create and Deliver a Virtual Field Trip with Lesson Plan

9. A Project of Your Own Design

Instructions for Submitting Completed Projects:


Included with the instructions for each project is the method of delivery for that project. If, however, you choose to create a web based class portfolio all of your projects will be displayed there.


(1) Projects 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8

 Send via e-mail: kljacobsen@sbcglobal.net

  See e-mail instructions below.


(2) Projects 4, 6, and 7 may be sent by surface mail if you prefer.

 See surface mail instruction below.

(3) Project 9

 This is an optional project that may be used to replace any of

 the others. Delivery method will be determined when the project

 proposal is discussed with the instructor.

 

Project Delivery Instructions


In the subject line include course number and your name.

Be sure the course number and your name are on all attachments.


1510 E. Fox Glen

Fresno, CA 93720


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Project #1:  Virtual Field Trip Pedagogical Value Paper (10 points)

Upon completion this project is to be e-mailed to the instructor.

Go to E-Mail Instructions.


Gather information (Internet, colleagues, personal experience) regarding the value of virtual field trips. In 500 words or more, discuss the pros and cons of using virtual field trips in educational settings, both in general and in your specific class situation.

Upon completion of the Virtual Field Trip Pedagogical Value Paper, e-mail it to the instructor at: kljacobsen@sbcglobal.net . (see e-mail instructions).


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Project #2:  Virtual Field Trip Reviews (10 points)

Upon completion this project is to be e-mailed to the instructor.

Go to E-Mail Instructions.


Select ten (10) virtual field trips from  the Virtual Field Trips Collection page. For each of the ten write at least one paragraph of summary and evaluation of the particular virtual field trip site. In addition, explain how this field trip might be used by a teacher in creating a lesson. Be sure to include the URL (Web address) for each site. Feel free to substitute other virtual field trip sites if you desire.


After completing all 10 summary/evaluations, e-mail them as one unit to the instructor at: kljacobsen@sbcglobal.net . (see e-mail instructions).


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Project #3:  Annotated List of Resources (10 points)

Upon completion this project is to be e-mailed to the instructor.

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Begin your own annotated list of resources useful for taking and/or making virtual field trips. Locate a minimum of ten (10) potential resources. After listing the resource and the location of the resource, provide an annotation that describes how this resource might be useful. Possible resources include, but are not limited to: websites, books, journals, magazines, audio/video tapes, persons, classes, programs, etc. Please include some current, pertinent and timely professional articles, journals, research, etc.


After completing your list of 10 or more annotated virtual field trip resources, e-mail them as one unit to the instructor at:  kljacobsen@sbcglobal.net . (see e-mail instructions).


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Project #4:  Flow Chart of an Existing Virtual Field Trip Web Site (10 points)

Upon completion this project is to be e-mailed to the instructor or sent via surface mail.

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Make a diagram of an existing virtual field trip web site. Any of those listed in the Virtual Field Trips Collection are potential candidates for this project, or you may use any field trip site on the Internet.  


Draw circles, squares, triangles, etc. to represent the different pages on the site. Title each page on your diagram. Draw lines connecting the pages to show the links between pages. Pages that are linked to, but are from other sites may stop with the name of the other site.


After completing your flow chart diagram, e-mail it to the instructor at: kljacobsen@sbcglobal.net  or send it through surface mail (go to Delivery Instructions). Be sure to include the URL and a short description of the site.



SEE SAMPLE FLOW CHART



The sample flow chart is for a virtual field trip of the childhood home of Martin Luther King, Jr. This is a simple linear site created by the National Park Service. The URL for the site is:


http://www.nps.gov/features/malu/feat0001/BirthHomeTour/


Notice that a flow chart is, in reality, a map of where you can go on a site and how to get to those locations. If you are going to take a field trip, either in virtual reality or in real life, it is helpful to have a map to guide you to the destinations then show you what you can do at the site. A flow chart is just such a map and serves as the starting point for designing a field trip.


This is a sample only. Feel free to be creative.


When you design your own virtual field trip (project 8) you will initially create a map or flow chart (project 7) of each page that will make up the virtual trip. Pages may include text, graphics or activities.

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Project #5:  Virtual Field Trip Lesson Plan (10 points)

Upon completion this project is to be e-mailed to the instructor.

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Create a lesson plan for use in conjunction with a virtual field trip.

Lesson Plan Requirements:

Your lesson plan should include the following elements:

  1. A clever title.
  2. Statement of content area(s).
  3. Grade level.
  4. Education standards or framework addressed (note regarding standards)

 What standard or framework? (State the standard or framework item)

  1. Content background (optional).
  2. Objectives. (Typically begin with “Students will . . . .”)
  3. Materials. (This is where you will list the URL of the virtual field trip site)
  4. Procedures.
  5. Assessment.
  6. Extensions (optional).
  7. Multicultural infusion (optional).

(Promotes awareness of different cultures and backgrounds)

  1. Inclusion (optional) (Includes adaptations for special needs)
  2. Resources (optional)


After completing the virtual field trip lesson plan, e-mail it to the instructor at: kljacobsen@sbcglobal.net . (see e-mail instructions).


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Project #6:  Create a Simple Flow Chart (10 points)

Upon completion this project is to be e-mailed to the instructor or sent via surface mail.

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Create a simple flow chart diagram for a potential virtual field trip visit to your school, home, backyard, or another place with which you are familiar. See the sample flow chart of the Los Angeles River. This assignment need not be a realistic field trip. The purpose is to practice making a flow chart of a field trip to a very familiar place.


After completing your simple flow chart diagram, e-mail it to the instructor at: kljacobsen@sbcglobal.net  or send it through surface mail (go to Delivery Instructions).


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Project #7: Create a Flow Chart for Your Virtual Field Trip Project (10 points)

Upon completion this project is to be e-mailed to the instructor or sent via surface mail.

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This will be a more complex flow chart for the actual virtual field trip you will create and deliver in Project 8. You may need to go to the actual physical location of your virtual field trip. Here you will take the pictures for your web pages, gather your information and descriptions of the places that will be part of your field trip, talk to people, take notes and get ideas for activities. It is not required that you actually physically visit the site of your field trip as you can obtain information, graphics, pictures, links, and activities from the Internet. Be aware, however, of misuse of copyrighted materials.


Create a flow chart showing each of the individual pages that will be part of your virtual field trip as well as the links between pages. You may want to include links to related web pages which should be indicated with an arrow to the listing of the URL.


After completing the flow chart diagram for your virtual field trip, email it to the instructor at: kljacobsen@sbcglobal.net  or send it through surface mail (go to Delivery Instructions).


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Project #8:  Create and Deliver a Virtual Field Trip with Lesson Plan (30 points)

Upon completion of this project, please send an e-mail notification to the instructor indicating the URL for the location of your virtual field trip on the World Wide Web, or send a disk with your virtual field trip (go to Delivery Instructions).



After completing the flow chart (Project #7) for your virtual field trip, you are ready to begin creating your actual pages (typically Web pages). Using the photos, notes, and information gathered from the actual physical location (or from the Web), create your pages and links in one of the following ways.

  1. Web page format (HTML). (Please see the Appendix for the location of Web based HTML tutorials.)
  1. PowerPoint presentation.
  2. Microsoft Word presentation.
  3. HyperStudio presentation.
  4. Other options please discuss with the instructor.



Your virtual field trip must also include at least one teaching lesson plan that relates to a subject matter framework or standard. See Lesson Plan Requirements for Project #5. The lesson plan should be created as a page in your virtual trip and should be a linked from the virtual field trip pages.



After you have created your virtual field trip pages with the accompanying lesson plan, you are ready to deliver it. Delivery options include:

  1. Uploading it to an Internet Server. (Please see the Appendix for the location of free Web server space.) E-mail the URL (Web address) to the instructor.
  1. Sending an e-mail with your virtual field trip as an attachment.
  2. Burning your virtual field trip to a CD-ROM and sending it by surface mail.
  3. Saving your virtual field trip to a computer disk and sending it by surface mail.


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Project #9:  A Project of Your Own Design 10 to 30 POINTS

Delivery mode will be determined when the project is discussed via e-mail with the instructor.



Must have prior approval from the instructor.


This project begins by submitting a proposal to the instructor in which you describe what you want to do and why (also indicate which project it is replacing. This project of your own design should be weighted point-wise the same as the project it is replacing.)


Projects must be related to virtual field trips in some way. After receiving your proposal, the instructor will discuss it with you through e-mail.



The deliverables for this project should include, but not be limited to:

1. Description of your project

2. Justification of how it fits into this course content

  1. Alignment to content standards for the classroom

4. What you learned or how it benefited you with respect to this course

5. How your project might be of use to others in the future


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