Content Dollar Bank (Free Virtual Field Trips!)
To facilitate schools in accessing
learning opportunities via video conferencing, the Learning Network of
Vermont banks funds with the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC). These funds are accessible to schools either on or neighbored to the LNV system,
and allows them to access fee-based content from a variety of
providers, including NASA, Smithsonian Museums, Baseball Hall of Fame,
Library of Congress, Mote Marine Laboratory, Manhattan School of
Music, Cincinnati Art Museum and many more.
What kinds of virtual field trips does CILC have to offer?
To find out go to cilc.org, then click on the "Content
Provider Programs" button on the CILC home page. You can then search by
key word (ex: "Civil War" or "Human Body) to find programs for your
classroom. You can also see the front page of this wiki to get an idea
about the upcoming virtual field trips that Vermont teachers have signed
What other videoconferencing opportunities can I find on the CILC web site?
CILC also acts as a clearinghouse for collaborations with other classes around the United States and world and teacher professional development opportunities via videoconferencing.
I've found a virtual field trip...how do I sign up for it?
Click here for a guide on how to book programs so that they are charged to the LNV Content Dollar Bank.
One important thing to keep in mind
when scheduling a virtual field trip is TIME ZONES!! Remember that
some of the content providers might be in another time zone. Here is a
handy time zone chart to help you figure out what time it is where (thanks, Dave Davidson!).