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So Google Glass might already have something of an image problem – not entirely the product’s fault  – but what about the good stuff? Can it, I don’t know, change education?

Andrew Vanden Heuvel is first educator to test Google Glass.  Image courtesy: Calvin.edu

Andrew Vanden Heuvel is first educator to test Google Glass.
Image courtesy: Calvin.edu

Well, maybe not, but it can make it a whole lot better in places. We’ve already looked at how online tutors can help teach students from a distance, harness technology, and look at subjects schools might not offer. The latest of Google’s ‘Explorer’ ads show how Glass can take this further: the enormously charming online Physics teacher Andrew Vanden Heuvel uses his Glass on a trip to CERN, which lets him transmit live video of the infamous Large Hadron Collider to his pupils back in the US – whilst he cycles alongside it.

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In this way, Glass is being kinda revolutionary: it’s letting kids take field trips they’d otherwise never experience, takes learning out of the classroom, and looks pretty cool doing it.

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This entry was posted on May 15, 2013 by in Digital Future, Education and tagged , , , , , .
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