Each Electronic Field Trip requires the time and effort of many people devoted to the subject of each trip to make it a success. The EFT "Discovering Our American Spirit" came to fruition from the sweat and tears and stories and research provided by the following groups. Visit their individual websites for more information about each organization.
Electronic Field Trips PROGRAM at
Ball State University has been developing distance
learning opportunities for K-12 students for more
than nine years taking students to experience
our national treasures and visit sites including
the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center,
National Air and Space Museum and National Museum
of National History; Space Center Houston &
NASA; the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum;
remote dinosaur digs; The Newseum; and Caribbean
The learning experiences span the disciplines: science, mathematics, history and social studies. Electronic Field Trips keep students involved, excited and interested in the subject matter that you teach. Each field trip corresponds with national teaching standards, making these activities the perfect fit for your curriculum.
Electronic Field Trips provides personnel, direction
and production for the partnership and develops
the accompanying curricular websites such as
State University is the home for
Electronic Field Trips Program. Through the Teachers
College and other necessary departments and
people on campus the Electronic Field Trips can
come together as a success.
Since 1996, Ball State University has produced over 50 electronic field trip programs to over 80 million students and teachers across the country.
Best Buy Children's Foundation is
dedicated to supporting innovative programs that
encourage discovery and learning for children
and their families. The Best Buy Children's Foundation
is also dedicated to helping young people prepare
for the future through involvement in programs
and organizations that offer education in life
skills, mentor relationships and leadership development
The Best Buy Children's Foundation provides financial and marketing support to the electronic field trip program.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (NBHF) is located in Cooperstown, NY, and opened its doors June 12, 1939. Each year, the NBHF honors former players into the Hall of Fame at ceremonies in Cooperstown. Thousands of fans, friends and family gather in July to honor these players. This is the fourth electronic field trip partnership between the NBHF and Ball State University.
Apple Learning Interchange has developed
an online educational environment to facilitate
the interchange of ideas among teachers, education
leaders, visionaries and innovators. A museum
of online exhibits created by educators for educators
showcases authentic teaching practices, leadership
practices, virtual field trips and educational
events, all with media-based resources.
ALI provides the technology for the Bank of Experts Discussion Forum during the live program, and archives the streams of past EFTs.