Google Expeditions reaches 1 mil students

Cardboard viewers used for Google Expeditions. Some students received Mattel View-Masters, instead. (Image courtesy Google.)

Cardboard viewers used for Google Expeditions. Some students received Mattel View-Masters, instead. (Image courtesy Google.)

Google Expeditions, the virtual reality version of the 1990’s TV series The Magic Schoolbus, has reached over one million students, Google announced today.

Google Expeditions was launched last spring, and is now in eleven countries. There are more than 200 virtual trips available to such destinations as Buckingham Palace and the Great Barrier Reef.

The program is free to schools. It includes smartphones, Google Cardboard-compatible virtual reality headsets, and tablets for teachers. Google teams also provide free training for teachers.

Google also released a new video about the program, which you can watch below.

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Maria Korolov is editor and publisher of Hypergrid Business. She has been a journalist for more than twenty years and has worked for the Chicago Tribune, Reuters, and Computerworld and has reported from over a dozen countries, including Russia and China.

  • Carlos Loff

    Now here is something very constructive besides the business aspect of it