FieldTripZoom
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How it Works for Schools

If you are a school without access to traditional video conferencing equipment, FieldTripZoom can provide you with a simple, cost effective solution to access hundreds of distance learning programs and virtual field trips offered by museums, zoos and parks around the world.  If you are a school with current access to traditional video conferencing equipment, FieldTripZoom provides the opportunity to expand access directly into the classrooms without the equipment and also to connect with resources outside the school district, like an author or professional development trainer.  FieldTripZoom is available for use 24 hours a day/7 days a week, allowing your school or district to use the service at multiple locations and times. 

FREE Virtual FieldTrips to the Saint Louis Zoo: The Boeing Company is generously providing scholarship funding to provide distance learning programs to underserved students in 2014.  If you are a School and would like to bring a Zoo program to your classroom like in the video below, please contact the Outreach Coordinator at the Saint Louis Zoo at (314) 646-4754 or outreachrequests@stlzoo.org.  Funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Here are the basic equipment requirements, generally available in most classrooms:
   
  • Highspeed internet connection
  • PC or Mac computer
  • LCD Screen, overhead projector, or smartBoard
  • USB web camera
  • Computer speakers and microphone or a USB speakerphone

     
                                                        

Some museums have already purchased FieldTripZoom so it is available to use when you schedule a program with them.  Click on the 'Customers' tab and see the museums you can visit today without having to purchase anything from FieldTripZoom.  Contact them directly to schedule a distance learning program with FieldTripZoom.    

FieldTripZoom has partnered with the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC), an organization that provides a directory of available distance learning programs.  Thier content provider directory can be found at www.CILC.org and can be used to search for hundreds of programs. 

Contact FieldTripZoom today to find out more or to schedule a demo of the service. 

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