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Google I/O 2015: Classrooms will be able to take ‘VR field trips’ with Cardboard Expeditions

Explore foreign countries, the ocean and even the moon with Google Cardboard and shot your own VR videos with new GoPro Jump camera

Google Cardboard

Having been one of the stars of last year’s Google I/O, Google Cardboard has made a comeback with Expeditions and Jump projects.

Expeditions is a synchronised Google Cardboard system in which a teacher can take an entire class to the same location through the magic of virtual reality. This could revolutionise classroom teaching.

Jump allows a creator to change raw footage into VR footage. Google has worked out how to do this and will open up the system to anyone. They’ve partnered with GoPro, which will build and sell a Jump ready camera that will shoot footage that can turn video feeds into a virtual reality, stereoscopic video.

All this will be viewable on Youtube from summer 2015.

Now there are over one million Cardboard users worldwide, it has been simplified to just three steps to assemble and now fits six-inch phones.