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Virtual Tours

Page history last edited by Leecy Wise 10 years, 8 months ago



Lunch and Learn
March 10, 2010, Noon to 1PM
Leecy Wise, 4CPDRC


A.    Introduction to Virtual Tours and Field Trips

B.   Suggested uses for virtual tours:

·         Exploration

·         Research

·         Math and Writing projects

·         Many content-area activities

·         Marketing

·         Problem solving

C.   Explore sites

D.  Explore Google Earth

1.   http://earth.google.com/ - Download Google Earth

2.   http://earth.google.com/tour.html - Take a product tour showing you how to use Google Earth features, explore the moon, Mars, and more

3.   http://www.google.com/gadgets/directory?synd=earth&cat=featured&preview=on – Check out the gallery with incredible imagery.

4.   http://www.google.com/gadgets/directory?synd=earth&preview=on&cat=education – Visit the educational area with lots of projects.

5.   Visit the ocean, sky and many other features linked on the left column of the Google Earth page.

E.   Review resources and links



·         http://www.fullscreen360.com/ - A list of places in the world that students can explore.

·         http://www.gaillovely.com/VirtualFieldTrips.htm#livejourneys -Long list of field trips, some better than others.

·         http://www.tramline.com/tours/sci/natwon/_tourlaunch1.htm – Natural wonders of the world.

·         http://www.efieldtrips.org/index.cfm - Sign in for free and take a few trips after clicking on “Available Field Trips” in the left column.

·         http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/pages/listvirtualgr.html - A list of simple tours.

·         http://www.greatestplaces.org/book_pages/top.html - Greatest places tour, with activities, information and even games.

·         http://www.360parks.com/mystery_panoramas.php - National Parks


·         http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/was/ballpark/ballpark_panoramas.jsp - Ballparks




·         http://www.virtualalbuquerque.com/VirtualABQ/ - Albuquerque

·         http://www.johnsmilitaryhistory.com/cwvirtual.html - Civil War battlefields

·         http://www.mnh.si.edu/panoramas/ - Smithsonian

·         http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/WorldTour/default.cfm - National Zoo

·         http://www.nps.gov/grca/photosmultimedia/fly-through.htm - Fly through the Gand Canyon – video with narration

·         http://www.taj-mahal.net/augEng/main_screen.htm -    Taj-Mahal  tour. Excellent.

·         http://www.senate.gov/vtour/index.html -  US Capitol Tour

·         http://www.mnh.si.edu/panoramas/# - Smithsonian panoramic tour.

·         http://www.360parks.com/mesa_verde_virtual_tour.shtml - Mesa Verde Panoramic Tour



·         http://autos.yahoo.com/2010_gmc_truck_canyon_regular_cab_2wd_work_truck-virtual_tour/ - Truck tour

·         http://www.uen.org/utahlink/tours/tourFames.cgi?tour_id=16382 – Civil War tour.

·         http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/space/solar-system - National Geographic Solar system. Click for images

·         http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/health-and-human-body/human-body/ - Explore the human body.

·         http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/missions/sts-90/vrtour/frame2.html - NASA’s virtual tour of Columbia



·         http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/tech/tech071.shtml  - Lots of resources for creating and accessing virtual field trips from Education World.

·         http://www.uen.org/tours/tips.shtml - Utah Educational Network – Create your own field trip.


·         http://gelessons.com/lessons/ - How-to’s and a long list of lessons.

·         http://realworldmath.org/Real_World_Math/Lessons.html - Math lessons with Google Earth

·         http://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/GeogP/gearthplan/ - video clip with 24 Interesting ways to use Google Earth in the classroom.

·         http://serc.carleton.edu/sp/library/google_earth/ - Lots of activities stressing geosciences with Google Earth.

·         http://www.geosociety.org/educate/LessonPlans/creatingGoogleEarthTours.pdf - Very nice little PDF with step by step instructions and activities.

Simply Google “XXX (math, science, geography, writing, anything) activities with Google Earth and check the resources. There are many and growing.


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