I’ve previously written posts about Google’s “Expeditions” program for bringing virtual reality field trips to schools (see Google’s New “Expeditions” Looks Like An Insanely Cool Way For Students To Take A Virtual Field Trip and Google Rolls-Out The Coolest Way – Ever – For Students To Take Virtual Field Trip.
Today they announced a further expansion. Here’s how TechCrunch explains it (read their post for more info):
Google is expanding its Expeditions program, the company’s effort to bring virtual reality-based field trips to the classroom, with the launch of a dedicated Android application for schools and educators who want to take their students on virtual adventures by way of mobile devices. Additionally, Google says it’s rolling out two more “Expeditions” – that is, the virtual experiences enabled by the program: the Great Barrier Reef and Buckingham Palace.
I think it’s particularly cool that Sir David Attenborough designed and produced the Great Barrier Reef trip.
You can visit the Google Expeditions site for more information and to register for the program and gain access to the new app.