Using Virtual Field Trips to Enhance Learning

Using Skype in the Classroom to Learn 

      Our teachers and students have embraced a new concept and in turn learned so much through the virtual field trips provided by Skype in the Classroom. 
      Many grades have had the opportunity to take part in a virtual field trip. Second Grade at BSES had the opportunity to Skype with Yellowstone National Park and connect with a park ranger there who taught them all about landforms. 
       On two separate occasions, fourth  and fifth grade classes had the opportunity to Skype with the Buffalo Bill Center of the West located in Cody, WY. The fifth graders learned about the Native Americans and the Buffalo which was part of their study of Native Americans. The fourth graders learned about animal adaptations which is a part of their Science unit.  
      Using the virtual field trips provided amazing examples and in some cases artifacts to what our students were reading in class. It has been such an incredible experience and amazing resource. 

Check out the pics and short videos below to see the great experience in action. 

Check back, our 1st graders are skyping with the Turtle Aquarium in North Carolina in a few weeks to enhance their Sea Turtle study.  


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