At this year's Google I/O 2015 keynote, the search giant introduced Google Expedition, an initiative that will make it easier for educators to organize cost-effective excursions with virtual technology.
Embarking on an Expedition simply requires enough Google Cardboard headsets for students and a tablet, so that an educator can lead the trip. While students are guided through simulations of being on Mars, swimming through the coral reef or touring the far corners of the globe, educators are able to see where kids are looking and what they are learning. Google's Expedition was built with help from thousands of teachers and students in a range of grade levels to make the experience as educational and as immersive as possible for groups of all ages.
Budget cuts often make out-of-classroom travel impossible, but Google Cardboard proves to be a low-cost way to take kids anywhere without a school bus.