Sunday, December 8, 2013

PLEASE HELP Bring #Glass to our Class

Last Friday I was presented with an invitation to join the Google Glass Explorer Program. This invitation presents an exciting and unique opportunity to share learning in our 4th grade classroom from a 1st person point of view! I have until this Friday, December 13th to purchase Glass otherwise the offer will expire and this incredible learning opportunity will be lost. 
Being a 2nd year teacher in my district, and Christmas around the corner, Glass’s $1,500 price tag is out of my reach.Any and all donations will go toward purchasing Glass. 
In return for you support, you will receive hand written thank you letters from my students as well as myself. I will also share your names and social media information through our various social media accounts as well as on our iTunes News and Noteworthy Two Guys Show podcast.

Please help sponsor my 4th grade students and I in creating meaningful learning memories with Glass! I would use them to capture each learning moment throughout the day. Glass would allow my students the opportunity to share their story, and learning experiences with the world.

Bringing Glass into our classroom will do more than just put them on my head, but it gives the students an opportunity to explore technology that would otherwise be out of their reach.
Students will wear Glass when solving problems, giving me an insight into their thought process. Students in our class often record their reflections after learning activities, but the ability to use a hands free device like Glass, gives my students the ability to reflect, and deepen understanding as they are learn. It will not require the task to be finished, or require the students to stop what they are doing. Glass provides an exciting opportunity to creative and make their thinking and learning visible. 

Other Ways You Can Help
Some people just can’t contribute, but that doesn’t mean they can’t help:
Please get the word out and make some noise about our campaign.
Please use the Indiegogo or blog share tools!

Other resources discussing Google Glass and is potential use in education:
Google Glass: Making Learning Visible with Wearable Technology by Stacey Goodman

A First Look at How Educators Are Really Using Google Glass -- THE Journal by Stephen Noonoo 

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