The Texas Technology TEKS state that students will explore virtual environments, simulations, models, and programming languages to enhance learning. What possible virtual environments can our students explore? Although these are only a few to get you started, the links and resources listed below can enhance student engagement and learning.
Google Cultural Institute allows users to go inside the Eiffel Tower, view multiple world museums, explore Machu Picchu, explore National Parks, and so much more! Read more here.
Visit Mount Everest here or view embedded here:
Courtesy of www.AirPano.com
AirPano features many other wonders such as the Taj Mahal, sites from Norway, Russia, and more.
360Cities also offers various places to visit virtually including the Church of Holy Spirit, the Godafoss Waterfall in Iceland, Tobolsk Kremlin, and much more. Explore the Balloon Fiesta 2009 below:
Note that some resources listed can be used with Virtual Reality headsets.
The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History provides a virtual tour of the building.
Tour the Alamo from a classroom near you!
There are so many web resources to enhance the curriculum and take your students on an adventure from their classroom seats! Continue to explore and share others in the comments.
Please note that some resources listed may not be suitable for all audiences. As always, preview the links and resources prior to using with students.