Just because you’re online doesn’t mean that you can’t experience the world first-hand — or as close to first-hand as possible. Here are websites that feature virtual learning experiences, exposing online visitors to everything from history to geography, astronomy to anatomy, literature to government.
Teachers in grades 4-6 are encouraged to consider having their students design and make their own musical instruments as part of an interdisciplinary unit on sound. After the instruments are made, photos of the instruments may be sent to this site where they will be displayed on the Internet site.
Lit Trips uses Google Earth to map the adventures of well-known literary characters such a Coltaire’s Candide or the Joad family from The Grapes of Wrath. The site maintains a rich archive of maps organized by grade levels: K-5, 6-8, 9-12 & Hi Ed. Students and teachers are encouraged to create and submit travels from their own favourite books.
Gail Lovely provides a hot-linked list organized into live journeys, "interactive environments," travelogues, e-museums, building and place tours, map-based visits and read-along visits.
This organization hosts electronic field trips with four main parts: the Trip Journal, the Virtual Visit (a streaming video), an Ask the Expert tool and a hosted Web chat.
Grades 8-12The Virtual Globe. Experience the 1598 Globe Theatre through this animated Flash experience.
Updated Link: http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/converse/movies/sound_globe.swf
ISTE, along with partners Tabula Digita, an educatioal game maker, have released a new interactive science game for students free of charge.