The future is now. With Google Glass, teachers and students alike can display information in a smartphone-like hands-free format,
while interacting with the Internet via natural language voice commands. With limitless possibilities at its fingertips, the education community
can build closer working relationships with students, and allow children to get more involved with their learning experience. Here we take
a look at how Google Glass might be used in education.
Create first-person video guides for a collective class experience in real time.
Document lessons that require demonstration and hands-on experience.
Use the augmented reality feature of Google Glass on class trips/excursions or historic tours to display facts or figures about relevant buildings or landmarks instantly.
Capture science in everyday life and share with the classrooms.
Remote teaching with one-on-one trainer and assessor sessions.
Learn new languages using the Google Translator App/Real-time Language Translation.
Create timetables/schedules for teachers.
Create mini-documentaries to enhance storytelling in the classroom.
Facial recognition to help teachers identify their students.
Make teacher evaluations, removing the observer from the physical classroom.
Connect with other educators from different parts of the world via Google Hangout.
Create a “Teacher's View” online to watch a colleague's lesson and offer suggestions in real time that appears in the teacher’s eye-line.
Transfer videos and images to student's tablets/devices for show and tell.
Display academic information for instructors, allowing them to craft lessons to experiences students have had, making lessons more personal and memorable.
Real-time searching and cross-referencing.
Provide accessibility modules for people with visual, tory and physical disabilities.
Have a specialist or behavioural expert observe children for signs of a learning disability as they work in their classroom with their teacher.
Live eye examination demonstrations in College of Optometry.
Augmented Reality Feedback System - a HUD that lets teachers know when their students are falling behind.
Use Google Now for personalised search and retrieval on cards that are tailored to your personal learning needs (based on repeated use).
Interactive, augmented, reality-based problem-solving games inside the classroom.
Record role-plays or public speaking exercises without the “observer effect”.
Create instant home-school connections via Tumblr to share with the rest of the family.
Record lessons from the teacher's perspective and edit together with views from the student perspective as a tool for revision and reflection.
Research teams could stay visually connected, despite splitting up into lab, library and field teams.
Send messages that contain important information to parents; such as progress reports.
Interact with instructors and peers in a classroom setting via online learning.
YouTube education for distance learning.
Students who are reluctant to ask aloud questions in lectures can send questions via text SMS to Google Glass.
Group tutorial sessions like Google Hangouts with teachers to clarify any points or questions that may have been missed or coordinate with teachers on homework.
The future is now. Google Glass brings an exciting amount of positive additions to classroom technology capabilities. Students and teachers alike will benefit from a more involved and interactive classroom experience.