Google wants to make it possible for everyone to take a field trip at school to places that they would have never been able to go to until now. The company does this via a new Google+ program called Connected Classrooms.
The idea is simple. With Connected Classrooms, schools can visit all sorts of locations virtually and be part of the regular guided tour via Google+ Hangouts.
"Today we're launching a new initiative on Google+ called Connected Classrooms that enables students around the world to take 'virtual field trips' through Google+ Hangouts, visiting places they would otherwise never be able to explore. We're kicking things off today with field trips to the Seattle Aquarium, the Minnesota Zoo and the Solar Impulse hangar," Google
Teachers can sign up for trips to any of those locations and more will be added in time. While the trips are virtual, the experience is real, as an actual guide will take you through the location and give students the full tour.
Google is already working to add trips provided by National Geographic, Matilda the Musical, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and 20 other organizations.