Here are some well-structured virtual field trips found on Power to Learn's website:
The field trips can be posted on a blog and viewed from anywhere: home, school, a library, or even on a long car ride. Not only can students have access to these virtual field trips, but they can also discuss the experience with other students after the teacher posts a discussion question.
A great aspect of taking virtual field trips is that it allows students to go places that they otherwise could not go. This is especially beneficial for children who come from families who may not take vacations or have experiences outside of their neighborhood. Maybe students can go to Japan, Mexico, or on a European Vacation.
Preparing a virtual field trip can take almost as much preparation as an actual field trip. The teacher needs to develop a purpose, have a path to guide the students through the trip, make sure students have proper background knowledge, and then have a driving question that the students will ultimately answer in the blog. The students should know this question before departing for their journey.
When done correctly, a virtual field trip can be a very meaninful experience. When you add the blogging experience to a virtual field trip, it's a match made in heaven!
Foley, K. (2003). The Big Pocket Guide to Using & Creating Virtual Field Trips (3rd ed.). Tramline.