You may not haven heard much about Google Glass, but that is about to change. Google first announced the product in June of 2012 at their developer conference, Google I/O. Google took an interesting approach to building demand for the product. Instead of listing off all the internally developed planned features and uses, they allowed attendees (like myself, #1511) to sign up to be part of the “Glass Explorers” program. They have recently expanded this group to include other users via their #ifihadglass campaign. Their plan is to put the device in the hands of users and developers, and let the need and potential uses for the device to grow organically. The Glass Explorer Edition has yet to be made available to the group members. However, with Google I/O ’13 (hope to see you there!) coming up in a few weeks, I’d expect that delivery of the devices may be right around the corner.
Looking to discuss potential uses for Glass, I came across and joined the Google Glass Explorers community on Google+. It is great to connect with such a diverse group, but what I really want to do is talk about Glass with other educators. I know there are others like me, so I did what any good nerd would do, created a new community – Google Glass in Education.
If you are in the education sector and want to talk about Glass, I’d love for you to join us there – just click the image above. If you just want to know more about Glass, I’d suggest starting with this great write-up Joshua Topolsky (@joshuatopolsky) of The Verge did a while back.