Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Cyber Trips: Washington D.C

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Cyber Trips: Washington D.C

Article excerpt

I found Cyber Trips to be a very fun and exciting way to learn some of the history behind Washington D.C., as well as many other historical places. While there are some minor problems, Cyber Trips is an effective learning tool that could be easily utilized in the classroom setting. Upon logging on to classroom.com, I came across my first problem. The directions for registration are vague and require you to figure your way through the process. This is something that can easily be rectified by placing an icon on the beginning screen for newcomers.

After my initial glitch, I was pleasantly surprised by the wealth of information available to my students at the click of a button. During my Cyber Trip, I learned about the historical background of Washington D.C.' s many monuments, along with places such as the White House and The National Archives. I liked the ability to go and visit places outside Washington D.C. like Monticello and Mount Vernon. I read about Martin Luther King's "I have a dream speech" and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, and was also pleased with the setup of the manual that accompanied Cyber Trip. …

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