Google Expeditions are field trips with a virtual reality twist
Last spring, Hector Camacho guided his high school economics class on comprehensive tours of the New York Stock Exchange, Federal Reserve banks, and the Treasury Building. Students swept their eyes up countless Neoclassical columns before heading inside for a detailed look -- all without leaving the library of their Mountain View, California school.
The catch? Students were plugged into Google's latest virtual reality creation -- Expeditions, which creates immersive, 360-degree tours out of a cardboard viewer and a smartphone.