How Can Google Glass Be Used In Education?

It may not be quite ‘mainstream’ yet, but Google Glass is still growing, both in number of users and overall popularity. The idea of having a heads up display in front of you while you move through your day brings a lot of different options – but how can we put that to use in a classroom? We’ve written a few different things on Google Glass (and other wearable technology) in the classroom, but since Google Glass is ‘officially’ buyable (it was only available to developers for awhile), we thought some additional ideas might be fun and useful. The handy infographic below offers a look at the vast capabilities of the product along with some classroom ideas that fit with those features.

Using Google Glass in The Classroom

  • Glass is currently available to “Explorers” (sort of like a beta testing group) for $1500, but anyone can become an explorer and buy the product (as of this writing)
  • The market for Glass is estimated to be about $10.5 billion yearly
  • It can be implemented for many different uses in education, such as:
  • Orientations
  • Supplemental material for lectures
  • Close ups of lab work
  • Safe viewing at a distance
  • Medical training
  • Documentation of field trips
  • Virtual field trips
  • Student monitoring
  • How-to films
  • Record practice videos
  • Student presentations and performances
  • Learning while participating
  • Remote group work
  • Remote tutoring
  • Attendance
  • Teachers capture notes
  • Record lectures/classes
  • Performance evaluations

Read more on Google Glass in Education



  1. Andrew Walls

    July 16, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    I’m not convinced that Google Glass really transforms learning here. Just augments.

  2. Darragh McCurragh

    July 21, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Google Glass is probably but the tip of the iceberg of future developments in education where “gamification” of learning paired with direct access “anywhere” will eventually turn education as we know it upside down. Why would you have to sit in a classroom if everything can be a blended reality right before your eyes “as if” you were there, even if the information blended together came actually from several sources thousands of miles apart? I have seen how “online” versus “search that book down the hallway and get that folder from the shelf next door about that customer” transformed companies and customer service so totally that today’s generation does not even understand how business was transacted only about thirty years ago. And i think the same will happen to education fairly soon and it may even by in its nascent state already and come through the backdoor, not from a saturated behemoth like Google but maybe from a education-hungry startup in Africa.