Why Place-Based Learning?
Place-based learning enables students to connect with not only the physical environment but also the culture, history, and people that are part of it. Rooting subjects, such as science, in place, allows learners to build a personal connection which can boost learning outcomes as well as engagement.
In-person field trips can be time consuming and costly and are not a viable option for many. On top of that, not all students enjoy equal access to field-based learning due to cost, safety, time, distance or physical ability.
Many of the benefits of place-based learning can be obtained with virtual field trips. For some, they may be the only practical option to explore pedagogically rich but inaccessible places.
Get Creative with Powerful Features
Just upload a 360 image to get started and add interactive hotspots.
You can embed :
- YouTube or Vimeo videos
- Text pop-ups
- PDF documents
- Still images with annotations
- Background audio
We've Made it Simple
With Tour It, we've made it easy for educators of all skill levels to create high-quality, engaging virtual field trips. With our intuitive interface and drag-and-drop functionality, you can dive right in and start creating immersive experiences for your learners today.
See the section titled "Creative Tools & The Community" in our quick-start guide to learn how to access Tour It through your Infiniscope account. We've even created a 6-minute walkthrough video to get you started!
We Offer Training
Ready to embrace place-based learning with virtual field trips? We offer free professional development to help you maximize learning gains and increase accessibility for all your learners. We even offer re-certification hours for attending. Check out our events page for upcoming training dates.
Need a bit of inspiration?
Take a look at real-life examples of virtual tours made by educators like you!
Virtual field trips are a great way to orient students to new places. Make a tour of your classroom, school, or outdoor space to point out areas of interest, where things can be found or let them know what to expect in advance of arrival.
A virtual field trip can contextualize learning by immersing students in landscapes and locales that support exploration. In this VFT, explore how this urban river has shaped the surrounding landscape geologically, culturally, and historically.
A field trip to an enormous cavern in a location hundreds of miles away is probably not realistic for most educators. But with Tour It, learners can explore otherwise inaccessible places from anywhere with an Internet connection.