Google takes pupils on virtual tour
It's a school tour like never before. Students don't leave the classrooms but that doesn't stop them enjoying 360-degree views of iconic landmarks like Machu Picchu, exploring the Amazon, diving deep into the Great Barrier Reef or venturing into outer space.
A number of schools in Ireland are now participating in Google Expeditions, a project that allows students to take immersive, virtual-reality field trips to more than 100 destinations.
They journey far and wide with the help of a Google Cardboard virtual-reality viewer and their smartphones. They can then explore independently or be guided by a tablet operated by their teacher.