Things to do Before, During and
After taking a Virtual Fieldtrip

Children  love to use props. So why not add some to your V-trip?  Children also love opportunities to role play, collect things and create products. Incorporating some of these experiences with your V-Trip are sure to be kid pleasers and
add a lot of excitement to your trip.


Create Passports-
use a digital camera to add their pictures.
Set up chairs to resemble a bus, boat or an airplane. Assign jobs- ticket taker, steward and stewardess, ship's captain, pilot, front desk clerk..
Provide or ask children to wear clothing suitable for your destination- beach clothes, winter clothes, period clothing.
Provide snacks appropriate for your trip and the destination.
Set up a travel agency and assign travel agents.
Create Tickets, allowing your students to travel.
Don't forget the Maps. Interview "real" people from the community that may have something in common with the destination of your trip.
Provide pretend money to finance the trip. Children could earn "pretend" money in your classroom and then purchase items needed for the trip, souvenirs, snacks, etc.. Research the climate of the place you are visiting. Maybe create a weather graph.
Estimate the cost of your trip if you were to really travel there.
Research travel modes (car, bus, plane...) and decide which would be the best way to get there. Record the trips events in a travel log.
Create travel brochures or posters .
Send e-mail messages to the V-trip site and ask questions. Write articles for the class or school newsletter. Prepare a broadcast of the highlights of your trip.

Older students can prepare a multimedia presentation about their trip.
Create a meal common for the place you visited to celebrate your learning. If you have visited a site that produces products, your students could create an advertisement for the product.
Visiting an art museum? Have kids make their own art and create a museum in your class. Take digital pictures to use in a PowerPoint presentation or post to the web
(could possible lend to another V-trip!)
After the trip, students can interview each other and create a news program about your trip. Video tape or broadcast to the whole school.
If you have successfully taken a V-Trip, offer your knowledge to another class. Your students become the tour guides and can take other students on the trip! Great collaborative work!!

If you have ideas or activities that you have used with your Virtual Fieldtrips and you
would like to share them, please email them to me!

I would love to add them!



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