Explore, Modify & Create 360 Virtual Field Trips!
When Tara Hardy and Angela Brown wanted to turn Detroit Public Tv’s December’s Online Digital Adventure into an interactive 360 field trip, they reached out to ThingLink to extend the walls of the classroom and power the learning. We’re glad they did!
This week’s ThingLink Certified Educator Guest Post takes a bit of a different twist as week take a look at using ThingLink as a tool to create interactive 360 Virtual Field trips. We are excited to extend an invitation to teachers and their students to join us in DPTV’s Digital Adventure, featuring ThingLink 360/VR. on December 13th, 14th and 15th.
About Using ThingLink for 360/VR Virtual Field Trips
ThingLink provides teachers with opportunities to bring students to places they only dreamed of visiting to explore locations near and far. Teachers can modify existing ThingLink virtual field trips to customize the content to meet specific learning goals. Students can modify existing virtual field trips and use this engaging new media to communicate ideas and demonstrate learning. To achieve the highest levels of learning, students can create their own virtual field trips using a 360 image or they can go out into the world and create one on site!
Explore ThingLink 360 Virtual Field Trips
We invite you to explore a few of our featured ThingLink 360 virtual field trips and the stories behind the images.
Modify ThingLink 360 Virtual Field Trips
One of the greatest features of ThingLink 360/VR is the ability to Clone existing 360 image lessons for modification and reuse. This provides an important step in the adoption process because teachers and students do not have to start from scratch. ThingLink Premium users can search for existing 360 images on our platform, clone them, and add/delete tags to remix the content. This process allows teachers and students to embrace interactive 360/VR creation at their current comfort level for success! Learn how easy it is to Clone a ThingLink.
Create ThingLink 360 Virtual Field Trips
After learning how to modify existing 360 images and add tags with text, images, audio, video and any embeddable 3rd party tool, ThingLink Premium users can quickly embrace the process of creating their own, unique 360 virtual field trips. Teachers and students can use 360 images from our Teleport Library of professional preloaded images, they can use images taken with a 360 capable camera, or they can use they can use their own iPhone or Android phones to take 360 images.
JOIN US FOR A VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP EVENT
Winged Creatures… Penguins, Raptors, and Bats. Oh, My!
Join us for Detroit Public Television’s Digital Adventure 360 Interactive Experience on December 12th, 13th, and 14th featuring Virtual Field Trips to locations in Michigan featuring ThingLink 360 virtual tours. This free, online event is open to teachers and their students.
About the Digital Adventures Online Event
DPTV, the Detroit Zoological Society, Leslie Science & Nature Center, and the Organization for Bat Conservation will bring along teachers, students, and caretakers on a Digital Adventure 360° Interactive Experience for 3 days in December!
Each day we will take you on a virtual field trip inside these habitats to view first-hand animal behavior – and wait until you see how penguins and bats react to our cameras! Joining us LIVE will be the experts from each of our partner sites. You will have a chance to digitally experience what these animals experience every day, and you can ask questions of these animal authorities!
After the video experience, our experts will be available for 20 minutes of questions and answers as you get a chance to explore these wildlife habitats with your students.
There are 3 days you can attend (we hope you can attend all 3):
December 12 at 1pm – Polk Penguin Conservation Center at the Detroit Zoo
December 13 at 1pm – Raptors at the Leslie Science & Nature Center
December 14 at 1pm – Organization for Bat Conservation
Teachers, join us with your students on just about any electronic device – smart boards, desktops, or tablets.