Google soon will be rolling out a new service, called Expeditions, that could take virtual field trips to a whole new level — and the company is accepting requests from educators to pilot the technology in their classrooms this year.
Using Google's Cardboard, a simple viewing device made out of folded cardboard, with an Android phone, students can experience a virtual excursion as an immersive, three-dimensional event. Reminiscent of the old stereoscopic View-Master devices introduced by Mattel in the late '30s, Google Cardboard turns a smart phone into a cutting-edge virtual-reality viewer that gives an .
Thanks for sharing this exciting opportunity for teachers, Dixie. Edtech students--let us know if you will be applying.
I attended the Google Geo Teachers Institute at Google LA this past summer and heard about this. I signed up then to be a part of this pilot program and they'll be coming to my school on 11/20/15! I'm so excited!
I applied and encouraged several colleagues to do so as well at our school. Looks like they may be coming to us. I'll keep you posted.