Bringing virtual and augmented reality to every school
Expand what’s possible in your classroom
Imagine taking your students to the top of Machu Picchu, sending a whirling tornado through their desks, or helping them share their own stories with classmates. With virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), you can add a new dimension to your curriculum.
Create an interactive, virtual environment
Expeditions, Google's virtual reality app, lets you create an interactive, virtual environment for your students to explore. Or give your students the tools to create their own VR experiences.
Bring abstract concepts to life
Give students a peek inside an ancient Egyptian tomb. Or take them on a tour of the solar system. With augmented reality, it’s now possible to bring virtual items into your classroom.
Take your students on an adventure
With Expeditions, all you need to experience the magic of VR and AR is a mobile device. Download the free Expeditions app to unlock over 900 VR tours and over 100 AR tours. Then take your students to the edge of the world, or bring the world into the classroom. To get the most out of your VR and AR experience, consider getting a Google Expeditions kit for your classroom.
Google Cardboard lets you experience VR with an affordable viewer that pairs with any mobile device and is easy to use.
Is there an experience you or your students would like to share with your students? Tour Creator lets you build your own immersive tours from your computer.
Get to know our AR and VR partners
Access over 30+ advanced biology, physiology and ecology simulations in state-of-the-art virtual labs. Labs are mapped to high school and higher education standards.
Learn how to build immersive experiences with free courses from Google’s AR and VR team. Courses include VR and 360 Video Production and Introduction to Augmented Reality and ARCore.
Labster has partnered with Google’s VR team to create advanced VR lab simulations for students, supporting coursework at university and AP high school level in cellular and molecular biology, ecology and animal physiology. These labs can work alongside physical labs, or replace them completely for online or remote students. ASU is the first school to use these labs for their classes to enable a fully online biology degree.
See the innovative ways institutions are using AR and VR
United States Military Academy
Cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point use VR to study historic battles from the view on the ground.
New York University’s School of Professional Studies
Creative professionals in NYU’s user experience design program are creating new AR and VR product prototypes in a matter of days.
University of Southern California
Student journalists at USC explore new techniques for immersive storytelling using VR.
NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering
NYU’s Tandon School gives admitted students an insider glimpse at campus life with VR.
Virtual Reality Artist-in-Residence Adam Blumenthal brought a piece of neglected history to life with the help of Google VR products.
Enhance your experience with AR and VR compatible products
Whether you’re taking your class on an Expeditions tour, or snapping photos to build VR experiences, these accessories help you get the most out of any virtual experience.
Google Cardboard viewer lets you experience VR in a simple, fun and affordable way.
Now you and your students can tell your own stories in virtual reality. With Tour Creator, you can build immersive, 360° tours right from your computer.
See all VR products
With Google VR enabled products, there are many ways that you can explore the potential of AR and VR.
Contact a specialist
Get recommendations on how to get started with VR and AR at your school.