Smartwatches in your classroom. Stay informed.
They're already here...
As a teacher, keep an eye out for the following smartwatches and stay ahead of the game. Ultimately, it's your decision whether or not to allow them in your learning environment, but here's a short list and their capabilities to help you decide whether they are of value or a villain in your classroom. They may not look like smartphones, but they can do almost everything a smartphone can.
The Apple Watch
- Syncs with iPhone to get any and all notifications from available apps
- Send sketches to others wearing apple watches; no record after disappearing
- Check email, texts, twitter feed, etc. with the simple raising of your wrist
- Has microphone, enabling the recording of voice messages
The Pebble Watch
What You Can Do
See & Take
Hudson City School Policies
Wearables & Education
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