Virtual Field Trips

Last week, I received information about a website called Meet Me at the Corner that hosts virtual field trips for kids. What a fun idea! I’ve been perusing a few of the videos, and the quality of the content is quite impressive. From the director, “Meet Me at the Corner is a series of free educational video pod casts directed at kids ages 7-12. Each three-minute episode includes links to fun websites, a list of recommended books and a Learning Corner of questions and extended activities about the topic.”

The videos are produced by kids from their “corner of the world.” Here’s one on Harpsichord Music that might especially be of interest to music educators. There’s also one on Music for Silent Films. I don’t know all the ins and outs of how the submission process works, but this would be a fun project for students to create their own video on an interesting music-related subject. I did something similar as part of our piano camp a few years ago when we did the Isaac Watts Documentary, but I love the idea of actually going on-site somewhere, filming footage, and conducting interviews with other people!

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