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Google Expeditions

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Using virtual reality and augmented reality, Expeditions explores history, science, the arts, and the natural world. Whether you’re roaming with dinosaurs or taking a look at Renaissance sculptures, there’s something amazing to explore for every subject. VR lets you explore the world virtually while AR brings abstract concepts to life—allowing teachers to guide students through collections of 360° scenes and 3D objects, pointing out interesting sites and artifacts along the way. For the full experience, users should download the Google Expeditions mobile app and purchase a Google cardboard viewer (or another VR viewer).

COST: Free.


  • Amazing way to augment learning and bring places and experiences to life.
  • Students can explore places they would never be able to visit in person. 
  • Without the cardboard viewer, users can still experience a high-definition 360° mobile view of any tour.


  • Purchasing a cardboard viewer may be difficult in some locations. (Many off-brand options are for sale outside of the United States, but these may be difficult to find.)

Why it’s helpful for families living internationally

Google Expeditions is an fantastic learning tool that students anywhere in the world can use by simply downloading the mobile app. Even the simplified experience (without the cardboard viewer) offers amazing visuals. The cardboard viewer is becoming easier to find around the world and may also be ordered via Amazon.


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