You Can Go On A VR Field Trip With Google

Posted: Jun 27 2016, 3:42pm CDT | by , in News | Technology News

You Can Go on a VR Field Trip with Google
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Adults don't really go on field trips anymore, which is a shame because they are so much fun and you really do learn a lot. Google is changing it up and now allowing everyone to go on the virtual reality field trips.

The company is pushing education and the importance of learning to the rest of the world, so they decided to unlock their Expeditions app that makes it possible to take these field trips. All you need to have (so far) is an Android device. The iOS version promises to come soon, but it hasn't been finalized yet. You don't even need to have Cardboard or another VR viewer to make it work, though it will look a lot better if you do. From there, you are able to see the Great Barrier Reef or anywhere else that the Google Field Trips may go.

The hope is that Google will be able to put streaming technology into schools so that it can be used for educational purposes. It has introduced a Google Cast for Education app in Chrome that allows students and teachers to share screens. It will definitely help schools that are full of Chromebooks.

Whatever the future of education is, it has to be something that will capture the attention of many more students if we can find a way to truly put them in the middle of it all. According to the official Google blog, since the launch of Google Field Trips, "more than a million students from 11 countries have taken one of our 200+ virtual reality trips—from the Great Barrier Reef, to the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu."

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