Ball State University Electronic Field Trips
These wonderful electronic field trips (EFT) bring museum exhibits from across the country to classrooms via the internet and satellite television. The website provides background, materials, and interactive content on the subject of the EFT.
For each EFT, they take a group of teachers to the partner museum and immerse them in the content of the field trip. Then those teachers create grade-appropriate activities for classroom teachers participating in the program to use in preparation for the live broadcast.
” The broadcast is the culminating element of the EFT experience.” Having spent time on the website and having learned about the subject of the EFT in the classroom, students will watch a 90-minute, live broadcast from the museum, park or institution that helped develop the EFT. Students can call in with questions that will be answered or discussed by the on-screen experts.