Sunday, September 7, 2014

This is a great article. The approach honors students' visual strengths as well as multiple intelligences. In my opinion this approach has the capability of equalizing education by providing poor schools the opportunity to give their students opportunities - i.e. field trips - they wouldn't normally be able to afford.It is well worth the read. Courtesy of ASCD Smart Brief.

More teachers engage students with virtual field trips

Students using computers
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In 2013, 25,000 teachers -- a 30% increase over the previous year -- joined Skype in the Classroom. The platform allows educators to bring virtual guest speakers into their classrooms and to take students on virtual field trips. Some educators say the technology offers opportunities for districts to find low-cost ways to engage students in lessons. ABC News (8/28)Bookmark and Share

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