I know we at Edudemic get excited (probably overly so) about new technology. We try to figure out how and if it belongs in the classroom or what else can be done with each new tool. So it’s no surprise that we’re over the moon about Google Glass and it’s potential for education.
More specifically, we’re excited about the potential for online or remote teachers who can leverage the power of Google Glass. Take Andrew Vanden Heuvel for instance. He was one of the early users of Google Glass (they’re called ‘Explorers’ but really at this point they’re all about promoting Glass) and is a physics teacher from Michigan who specializes in distance learning. He teaches plenty of classes online to students who might not have otherwise been able to get to an in-person class with him.
Andrew took his pair of Google Glass(es) to CERN to check out the Large Hadron Collider. He then streamed the feed of his experience into classrooms back home. How cool is that?!?! Okay. Sorry. Got a little excited. It’s just so cool. Here’s the Google-made video about the experience. If this doesn’t get you excited about Google Glass in the classroom then I don’t know what will.