Are you interested in testing out Google Glass as a programming tool? The Ed Techs are now recruiting interested individuals to participate in a Google Glass pilot project. Those who are selected will be able to “check out” a pair of Glass from one of the Ed Techs and use them over a 3-4 week period. When you pick up your Glass, an Ed Tech will walk you through set up and what their capabilities are for every day use. You will also receive a handy tip sheet to use as a reference guide. You then have the loaner period to test out Glass for yourself, see what the possibilities could be for their use in Extension programming, and even utilize them in your own programming and educational methods.
We (the Ed Techs) have tested out Glass ourselves for several weeks and see the following potential uses for them in Extension:
- Point-of-View (POV) out in the field, during demonstrations, etc.
- Hands-Free navigation of social media, Google Hangouts, and other online programming tools
- The increasing takeover of wearable devices over mobile devices (think iWatch becoming more popular than iPhone… because it will eventually happen).
Ready to test Glass out for yourself?
Want more info? Watch this video demonstrating how Google Glass is being used as an educational tool.