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Virtual Field Trips  - 
 
Hello Brandon! I just wanted to share a couple of blog posts I wrote about the amazing opportunity you gave my students!
http://toengagethemall.blogspot.com/2016/10/a-new-year-new-journey.html

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http://toengagethemall.blogspot.com/2016/12/5-favorite-technology-tools-and-trends.html

Enjoy!
I can't believe the school year has been in full swing for over a month and I haven't had the opportunity to blog yet. Life has been CRAZY! First, I have an awesome and amazing student teacher that started the year with me a...
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Virtual Field Trips (VFT)  - 
 
Just wanted to share out this list of over 100 free virtual field trips! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cL4Vsw-5SuB5x_MPU--DhrPy_0SYaLWZU40th72tFO4/edit?usp=sharing
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Virtual Field Trip/ Guest SpeakersFull List Type, Grade Level, Subject, Topic, Title, Link, Price, Special Dates, Notes Live, K-12, All Subjects, General, Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration, http:// cilc. org/, Free and Paid Mystery Location Call, K-12, All Subjects, General, Connected Classrooms on Google Plus...
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This is great. I will share it with teachers I know.

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Introductions  - 
 
Hey all! I have a Kindergarten class that would love to Skype with another Kindergarten class on World Read Aloud Day, Feb. 16th. We'll read you our favorite picture book and you can read one to us! Any takers?
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I would love to Skype with your class on that day. I have a Kindergarten class in Crystal Lake, IL.
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Something to learn  - 
 
Ok.... this has become a labor of love! I have created a data base of over 125 virtual field trip opportunities and just over 100 of them are free! Feel free to add to the list, make a copy, or share it out! If you use any of these, I would love to get feedback as well! Enjoy!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cL4Vsw-5SuB5x_MPU--DhrPy_0SYaLWZU40th72tFO4/edit?usp=sharing
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Virtual Field Trip/ Guest SpeakersFull List Type, Grade Level, Subject, Topic, Title, Link, Price, Special Dates, Notes Live, K-12, STEM, Marine Biology, A Closer Look at Plankton, https:// education. microsoft. com/ Story/ VirtualFieldTrip? token= TJ5sB, Free Live, 5-12, Guest Speaker, Conservation, A Year in the Wilderness:...
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Amazing list. Well done. Time for a rest!!
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5 Favorite Technology Tools and Trends of 2016
Hey all and happy almost New Year!  I feel like I am always apologizing for not writing but this time I have some really good excuse!  After 19 years of classroom teaching I have moved out of the classroom!  On December 5th I started a new job as a District...
Hey all and happy almost New Year! I feel like I am always apologizing for not writing but this time I have some really good excuse! After 19 years of classroom teaching I have moved out of the classroom! On December 5th I...
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Virtual Field Trip/ Guest SpeakersSheet1 Type, Subject, Topic, Title, Link, Price, Price 2 Way Communication, Science, Adaptations, Amazing Animal Adaptations, https:// education. microsoft. com/ Story/ VirtualFieldTrip? token= 8b4ec, Free 2 Way Communication, Science/ Social Studies, Adventure, Exploring by the Seat of Your ...
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You all MUST try this! It was super easy and the kids loved it! Thanks +Erik Moore You need to try WildSafari Live! My first grade friends looooooooooooved it!


Breaking Down Classroom Walls!!

Take part in the most Interactive, Engaging, and Innovative Virtual Field Trip ever offered!

Take your students to Africa - Free! Available for free every day at 9am and 2200pm ET. . LIVE and interactive with guides who will answer your students questions!

Best link to view the broadcast - http://www.wildsafarilive.com/

Reserve your class time here - http://schools.wildearth.tv/
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Yes...I got it!!! Thanks!!
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Classroom-to-Classroom  - 
 
Hey all! I have a 4th grade class that would love to Skype with another 4th grade class on World Read Aloud Day, Feb. 16th. We'll read you our favorite picture book and you can read one to us! Any takers?
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+Kara Wilkins we are a 4th grade class in NY that would love to Skype on world read aloud day. Please email me to set something up- Lisa.gervasi@irvingtonschools.org
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Distance Learning  - 
 
Ok.... this has become a labor of love! I have created a data base of over 125 virtual field trip opportunities and just over 100 of them are free! Feel free to add to the list, make a copy, or share it out! If you use any of these, I would love to get feedback as well! Enjoy!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cL4Vsw-5SuB5x_MPU--DhrPy_0SYaLWZU40th72tFO4/edit?usp=sharing
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Virtual Field Trip/ Guest SpeakersFull List Type, Grade Level, Subject, Topic, Title, Link, Price, Special Dates, Notes Live, K-12, STEM, Marine Biology, A Closer Look at Plankton, https:// education. microsoft. com/ Story/ VirtualFieldTrip? token= TJ5sB, Free Live, 5-12, Guest Speaker, Conservation, A Year in the Wilderness:...
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Kara Wilkins

Virtual Field Trips (VFT)  - 
 
Ok.... this has become a labor of love! I have created a data base of over 125 virtual field trip opportunities and just over 100 of them are free! Feel free to add to the list, make a copy, or share it out! If you use any of these, I would love to get feedback as well!

Check back because this is a growing list!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cL4Vsw-5SuB5x_MPU--DhrPy_0SYaLWZU40th72tFO4/edit?usp=sharing
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Virtual Field Trip/ Guest SpeakersFull List Type, Grade Level, Subject, Topic, Title, Link, Price, Special Dates, Notes Live, K-12, STEM, Marine Biology, A Closer Look at Plankton, https:// education. microsoft. com/ Story/ VirtualFieldTrip? token= TJ5sB, Free Live, 5-12, Guest Speaker, Conservation, A Year in the Wilderness:...
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That looks like it took a lot of work! Thank you for sharing - fabulous resource!
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Virtual Field Trip/ Guest SpeakersSheet1 Type, Subject, Topic, Title, Link, Price, Price 2 Way Communication, Science, Adaptations, Amazing Animal Adaptations, https:// education. microsoft. com/ Story/ VirtualFieldTrip? token= 8b4ec, Free 2 Way Communication, Science/ Social Studies, Adventure, Exploring by the Seat of Your ...
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Engaging middle schoolers... or at least I'm making the attempt!
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I have been an educator for 16 years, a special educator, a language arts teacher, a math teacher, a social studies teacher, and a department head. I have taught all grades at the middle school level. I love technology and how it can be integrated to engage all students. And last but not least, I looooooooove my iPad:)

I am currently in year one of my new endeavor.... urban teaching.  Oh, and by the way.... I love it!!!

7th Grade Ancient History Teacher
8th Grade American History and Government Teacher

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Two amazing kids, a fabulous husband who is an educator as well, and a dog... a cute but annoying dog:)
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