Last year at Google I/O, a new way for teachers to take their students on various “field trips” was announced. Expeditions works with Google Cardboard headsets and allows teachers to be the guide and “lead” students through various places that otherwise wouldn’t be possible.
Now, Expeditions has hit the Play Store for everyone and allows any teacher with the necessary tools (Cardboard headsets), to take their students on an adventure. Some of the available field trips are:
- National Parks: Mt. Rushmore, Yosemite & Yellowstone
- Gettysburg National Military Park
- Historical Buildings in the UK
- Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Mount Everest
- Guide classroom-sized groups of locally connected users from your phone or tablet.
- Explore along with a guide in immersive VR by putting your Android phone into a Google Cardboard viewer (http://g.co/cardboard) or use an Android tablet or phone in 2D “magic window” mode.
- Connect devices over the same WiFi network – if the Guide has downloaded some Expeditions, there is no internet connectivity required to run the Expedition!
- Choose from a growing list of over 200 Expeditions – each one is a curated set of VR imagery along with integrated descriptions, talking points and questions.
The app is available for free today, and works for anyone with a Google Cardboard-compatible headset.
Download on Google Play: Expeditions
[via Google Official Blog]