Putting Google Glass into practice
How can Google Glass have an impact in K-12 classrooms?
In February, education futurist Jason Ohler discussed a number of trends that would have a big impact on education in 2014. One of these predictions included the rise of bring your own device (BYOD), and as an offset of that trend, wear your own device (WYOD).
Google Glass, a wearable technology product from Google introduced with much fanfare, is now being used in some classrooms. Google Glass is operated by voice commands, which direct the technology to call up information, and the device also has recording and photo capabilities.
A unique feature of Google Glass is its facial recognition technology, which allows teachers to look at students and take attendance, creating a database to access each student’s academic record just by looking at them.
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