Image of the Week: Creating a Virtual Field Trip of Your State Capitol

Teachers wish they can take their students on many field trips, but unfortunately, distance and budgets prevent that from happening. Now with ThingLink 360/VR, teachers can create virtual field trips to places like your state capitol. Our image of the week comes to us from Leilani Sills.

For the next couple of weeks, we will feature an image created during our ThingLink Summer Teacher Challenge. Our hope is two-fold: first, these posts will inspire you to incorporate ThingLink’s 360/VR editor in your classroom and allow your students a chance to create with it. Secondly, we hope these posts encourage you to join in on the fun and learning. Maybe your image will be showcased!

Leilani’s learning objective is stated on one of the tags, “Aside from the important duties the executive and legislative branches perform, reflect on the architecture of the State Capitol building. How do the architectural features symbolize various natural aspects of Hawaii?” Her students then have the opportunity to virtually explore some of the highlighted aspects of the state capitol like, for instance, how the forty pillars are shaped to represent palm trees. Finally, the students have a reflection activity with the tag taking them to Padlet.

Want your students to create virtual reality experiences?

If you already have a ThingLink Premium Teacher account, join us in the 4th annual ThingLink Teacher Summer Challenge. This online, self-paced professional development opportunity is designed to help educators learn to create interactive virtual reality experiences on top of 360° images with students. 

If you didn’t take advantage of the SUMMER17 coupon, you can still try the tools by signing up for the 14-day Premium Trial on This is plenty of time to try several of the activities on the task cards. Another option is to consider bringing ThingLink Premium to your team or school to receive greatly reduced rates on purchases of 8 or more subscriptions. Contact to learn more.

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Dan Gallagher
Dan Gallagher is a longtime ThingLink Certified Educator who is now ThingLink's Education Social Media Specialist. This position oversees @ThingLink_Edu and assists with contributions to the blog. Dan is a Teacher Resource Specialist for Technology with the West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District in NJ where he shows teachers how to integrate technology into their instruction.
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