eSchool News posted information about Google providing virtual field trips through their Connected Classrooms platform, November 27, 2013. Google is hoping to increase the collaboration between teachers and encourage the development of digital skills in students. Connected Classrooms is a program that connects k-12 teachers with not only resources for virtual field trips, but also best practices and teaching strategies. The virtual field trips are live events and a calendar is available for those hoping to plan ahead. Look for recorded virtual field trips available through YouTube.