Wearable technology will be challenging to manage if schools aren’t prepared, EdTech Magazine reports.
Google is close to bringing one of its latest projects, Google Glass, to market—which is a pair of eyeglasses connected to the internet. Google hopes to solve a problem that the influx of mobile devices has created: Users are constantly distracted by devices in their pockets. What if the gap between humans and technology could be eliminated? It’s an interesting concept, and one that other companies are sure to explore in the coming years.
What impact will wearable technology like Google Glass have on students? While we’re still a few years away from needing to deal with this issue, educators and IT departments should begin planning a strategy now.
What will you do the first time a student walks into your classroom wearing web-enabled eyeglasses? Are you OK with students taking videos or photos in your class, or using the glasses to receive information faster than other students? Smart phones were a disruption, but wearable technology is likely to be even more of a challenge to manage…
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