Virtual Field Trips:
Virtual field trips connect students to content providers such as museums, zoos, and government agencies to name a few. The sessions are fully interactive. Most virtual field trips include a full lesson plan with pre and post activities linked to standards. ONC BOCES assists districts with searching virtual field trips and technology support. Click Here to Search for Virtual Field Trips!Collaborations:
Collaborations involves a fully interactive videoconference connection between two or more locations to complete a project. Most collaborations are free. ONC BOCES assists teachers in finding partners and offering several collaborations through the New York State Distance Learning Consortium.
Free collaborations brought to you by the New York State Distance Learning Consortium include:
Career Connections with a veterinarian, physician, software developer, radio disc jockey and station manager, nurse or even a social media entrepreneur, and that is only the beginning.Click here for career connection videos
Collaborations are available for grade school students to participate with other students in various "projects". Classroom connections educate students as they practice reading skills, speaking skills, listening skills, writing skills, and following direction as they interact via videoconference. Examples include: Monster Match, Flat Stanley, The Mitten Project, Erie Canal, Turkey Disguises, and Brown Bear.