In this era of technology change and transformation there are new tools to help us achieve the ultimate in education. It is a time of change. Transformational change. Some of our needs in education are to make the best use of the learning landscape . In a recent blog , Edutopia, a blogger,Ainissa Ramirez says,” Creativity is seen as the secret sauce for STEM, i.e. learning science, technology, engineering and math.”
Creativity can break the ice to enable learning but connected learning must take place to anchor it.
“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, the just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while” – Steve Jobs
Hear are some examples of ways in which Google Glass allows for creativity and that other ingredient connectivity . This is an amazing set of ideas you can think about while you explore the intersection of creativity, technical competency and connectivity.
Google Glass Info Graphic ( This is awesome in motivating new ideas!!)
“Connected learning is realized when a person is able to pursue a personal interest or passion with the support of friends and caring adults, and is in turn able to link this learning and interest to academic achievement, career success or civic engagement. This model is based on evidence that the most resilient, adaptive, and effective learning involves individual interest as well as social support to overcome adversity and provide recognition.
We can use new media to foster the growth and sustenance of environments that support connected learning in a broad-based and equitable way. ” Henry Jenkins. I shared some of his ideas, but ultimately Google Glass is a tool of connectivity. You don’t have to have it to know that, just watch this video.
Welcome to the World of Google Glass
Here is some of what users can do with Google Glass :
- Say take a picture to take a picture
- Record what you see hands-free
- Share what you see live ( as in a video )
- Get directions right in front of you
- Speak to send a message
- Ask whatever on your mind to get instant answers
- Translate your voice into different languages
Coming soon to a classroom near you!
Connecting soon to classrooms , teachers, and educators far and worldwide!!