Sound like a good idea? Want to know more? Read on!
I've been working on this idea with a few members of the Distance Collaborations
group here on CR2.0.
We're envisioning is a group (perhaps on CR2.0) where people sign up or sign in and commit to hosting at least 2 field trips a year with students. These 2 field trips could either be locally planned and offered to anyone who wanted to pick a look (like a library archive of field trips) or a class could be "hired" to take another class along (virtually) on a field trip.
Classes could participate in the group without being hired. Teachers could have students "advertise" with persuasive text, the merits of their upcoming field trips OR advertise the merits of their archiving talents and local learning opportunties in order to be hired. This last approach calls for more flexibility of the class timeline.
We could then have a database for awesome, student-led field trips to be accessed from anywhere at any time!
If you're interested, visit (or join) the Distance Collaborations
group for more information. We've been working on putting some legs under the idea and would appreciate your feedback!