Virtual Field Trips are a wonderful way to get discussion flowing. Locate an interesting place for your students to travel to, and once they return, have them describe their experiences on the discussion board. Provide guidelines for their exploration and discussion.
- Virtual Field Trips: Why, Where & How-To http://www.internet4classrooms.com/vft.htm
- Google Lit Trips http://www.googlelittrips.org
- Science Explorations http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/ explorations/
- Smithsonian – NMAH Online Exhibitions http://americanhistory.si.edu/exhibitions/