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Interactive Journeys

Use technology to enhance your field trip.


  • Students will write and communicate ideas and information effectively.
  • Students will understand the competitive, interdependent, cyclic nature of living things in the environment.
  • Students will understand and apply media, techniques and processes.


  • Use technology to help students learn more on a field trip. Here is an example of the activities we used when we went to the Florida Aquarium in Tampa.
  • The teachers went to the Aquarium ahead of time and took digital pictures and video. We used these images to create a scavenger hunt and videos to "preview" the trip to the students.
  • Students had a scavenger hunt to complete as they toured the aquarium that asked them to name pictures of animals and state one fact about that animal.
  • Then, students chose one animal/fish to go back and research. The students filled in a template to collect their information.
  • When we went back to the classroom, we used this information to make books and movies, write stories and reports.
  • Some students also had digital cameras and video cameras to take pictures and record the events of our day.

Sunshine State Standards

  • LA.B.2.1.1
  • SC.G.1.1.3
  • VA.A.1.1.2

NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students

  • Use a variety of media and technology resources for directed and independent learning activities.
  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively with peers, family members, and others when using technology in the classroom.
  • Use technology resources (e.g., puzzles, logical thinking programs, writing tools, digital cameras, drawing tools) for problem solving, communication, and illustration of thoughts, ideas, and stories.
  • Gather information and communicate with others using telecommunications, with support from teachers, family members, or student partners.


  • Inspiration
  • Kidspiration
  • iBooks, digital cameras, video cameras, scanners
  • AppleWorks
  • Field Trip Destination



  • Here are some other ideas for an interactive journey in the Tampa Bay area:
    • The Pier
    • Bayfront Center performance
    • Grocery store
    • Dolphin cruise
    • Local park
    • Zoo
    • Boyd Hill Nature Park
    • Sawgrass Lake Park
    • Fort DeSoto
    • Television station
    • Hospital
    • Sports complex
    • Beach
    • Enterprise Village
    • Sponge Docks

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