Yesterday my school was lucky enough to have Google Expeditions visit to pilot their program. Students in grades 2-5 all had the chance to experience 1 or more Expeditions.
Google Expeditions is a set of virtual "field trips". At each location students get a 360 degree view as well as being able to look up and down.
My second graders enjoyed several sessions throughout the day and "traveled" to the Amazon, the ocean, CA state parks, Yosemite, and different landforms.
Students had a fantastic time. The app made it easy for me to control what the students were viewing. I could highlight specific parts of what they were viewing by using an arrow/bullseye feature and thus direct everyone's attention to something I wanted everyone to see. The app included specific details about the location, which I could relay to students. This made it easy to share facts without having to do any research myself.
Thanks for the visit Google!