Google Glass in Education Showcase
Using Google Glass to take a virtual field trip into the Large Hadron Collider
Physics teacher and Glass Explorer Andrew Vanden Heuvel takes a classroom on an incredible virtual field trip into the Large Hadron Collider. You can read more about Andrew's adventures teaching through Google Glass at his blog > Teaching with Glass
"I work extensively in the world of online and blended learning where video content is an essential element of every course. I’m often frustrated, frankly, by video lessons that are long, dry, and boring (Khan Academy, anyone?). Sure, the videos contain all the content, but they don’t make learning interesting or fun. To me, Google Glass offers a unique opportunity to bring a new perspective (quite literally) to online video lessons."
He has also embraced Glass in an innovative, engaging series of video lessons shot from a unique first-person perspective through Google Glass. Check them out here > STEMbite
Using Google Glass to teach medical students procedures remotely
Dr. Rafael Grossmann explains how he's trying to incorporate Google Glass into medical education and provides more videos on his blog > "Ok Glass ... Teach me medicine!"
"When thinking about its potential in Healthcare, it is a bit overwhelming. When I imagine what medical education could be like, if along with the incredible technology available, we would be inventive enough to apply it to enable learning, the results could be really be amazing."
Why Google Glass?
This isn't specifically focused on education, but provides insight on why the speaker, Sergey Brin, and his team at Google wanted to build the eye-mounted camera/computer that was codenamed Glass. During this 2013 TED Talk Brin calls for a new way of seeing our relationship with our mobile computers -- not hunched over a screen but meeting the world heads-up.
"Though in all seriousness, this position that you just saw me in, looking down at my phone, that's one of the reasons behind this project, Project Glass. Because we ultimately questioned whether this is the ultimate future of how you want to connect to other people in your life, how you want to connect to information."