Are you interested in trying virtual field trips for Spanish class? A virtual field trip is a great way to introduce a country unit, explore culture, and fill out your units! They also make great sub plans when you need to take a day off. In this post I’m going to share everything you need to know about virtual field trips for Spanish class!
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What can students learn from virtual field trips?
Virtual field trips are a great way to connect where and what students are learning in Spanish class! I’ve found before that many students struggle with what I would consider basic geography skills. Many of them can’t identify most of the Spanish-speaking countries on a map!
Virtual field trips allow students to see exactly where the events, celebrations, and information they’re learning about takes place. They are great to kick off a unit exploring a particular country, explore a cultural celebration, historical event, a person’s life, and so much more!
Some great virtual field trips for Spanish class include:
How do I host a virtual field trip?
Make sure to watch the video on my Youtube channel for a step by step! Here are the basics:
- Choose your tool
- Choose your destination
- Gather media
- Create the file in your tool of choice
- Optional: Create your handout(s)
- Optional: Plan a fast finisher or follow up activity.
- Share and assign the virtual field trip
How do I plan a virtual field trip in Spanish class?
I like to use a similar lesson plan every time I use a virtual field trip. Here’s what it looks like:
- Start of class routine (5-8 minutes)
- Daily routine (8-10 minutes)
- Explore the map (5-10 minutes)
- Pass out handouts
- Students complete virtual field trip, then choose from the fast finishers available
What is an example of a virtual field trip?
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Looking for more?
Check out 5 tools to create virtual field trips, and pros/cons to consider when making your choice! Click here to read the post.
Learn how to create your own virtual field trip with my favorite tool! Click here to read the post for the step by step walkthrough.
Worried about the technology piece of virtual field trips? Learn from my mistakes and experience! Read about 5 Virtual Field Trip Problems, Mistakes, and Things to Avoid on the blog here.