Google Glass

Augmented Reality

Google Glass - Description

Google Glass is a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display that a person can freely access data--via voice command-- without needing to look at a hand-held device.
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Educational Strengths

  • document and keep sharable records of lessons that require demonstrations
  • provide accessability for students with visual, auditory and physical handicaps
  • remote teaching or tutoring
  • augmented show and tell
  • record lectures without distraction
  • augmented field trips
  • transfer videos and images from tablets
  • learn new languages
  • real-time searching for cross-referencing
  • Access Google and Google Plus
  • View maps/get directions...right in front of you
  • say "take a picture" to take a picture
  • record what you see... hands-free
  • share what you see.. live
  • speak to send messages
  • translate your voice in other languages

Educational Weaknesses

  • distractions in learning
  • short battery life
  • easily damaged
  • expensive (about $1,500-$3,000 per pair)
  • decrease of social interactions
  • potentially lost or stolen
  • privacy issues (people being videoed/photographed without their knowledge)
  • uncomfortable/ little adjustment for perfect fit

Educational Possibilities


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Created by Crystal Shatley