Google Expands The VR School Program

Earlier this year, Google announced its Expeditions Pioneer Program with the goal to provide Google’s Cardboard VR viewer to students by bringing VR technology into the classroom to schools.

Google started off with some select schools in back in September and now are expanding the program to include more schools in the U.S., with other countries to follow.

The kits allow students to explore more than 120 locations that range from Antarctica to a rainforest. Over 100,000 students have already used Expeditions in their classes. Now the program is expanding to schools in Alexandria, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Detroit, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Orlando, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, and Washington DC.

Google also plans to bring the program to Canada, Denmark and Singapore soon (that’s on top of the previously announced schools for its pilot program in Australia, the UK and Brazil).

The Expeditions kits include ASUS smartphones and a tablet for the teacher, as well as a router to connect all of the devices (and run the Expeditions app offline when there’s no connectivity), as well as either Google Cardboard or Mattel View-Master VR viewers.

Teachers who are interested in using the Expeditions kits in their classes can sign up here.

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