Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Virtual Fieldtrip

Well, it is TCAP week and little brains feel "mushy" I am told. In an effort to still do something educational in the classroom when we are not testing, yesterday we went on a virtual fieldtrip!

Scholastic and The Magic School Bus partnered in creating a web cast for students across America to take part in a fieldtrip to the Liberty Science Center in New Jersey. The Magic School Bus just released their new book about changes in climate. (Just in time for Earth Day!) Teachers could register for free and then sign on to website at noon.

We learned all about 3 alternative energies (solar,wind, and hydro) right after math TCAP test. We even submitted questions for them to answer. Apparently students in the Domician Republic wanted to know the same things we did.

Technology is pretty amazing that I can take my kiddos on a fieldtrip and never leave my classroom. I still believe there is nothing better than hands on learning, but this is a cost efficient and exciting way too!

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