Today was all about Virtual Field Trips!
Ok, so not all about them. Today was the first real introduction for the 3rd graders as to what they are.
The pre-service teachers in North Carolina created a Google Doc with basic outlines of the various trips.
That document was shared with the 3rd graders in Brooklyn. As a class we talked briefly about each one, the students read each description and then commented on the various trips. In addition to leaving basic comments, they also responded to each other's comments, reinforcing points.
Next week we'll be splitting the 3rd graders into groups of 3 to "take" the virtual field trips. After that they'll share their thoughts with the -preservice teachers on North Carolina, providing feedback and impressions.
"Wheels up" next Friday...!