School Business Affairs
In the evolving, fast-paced world of technology, a fairly recent development that has the potential to affect instruction, privacy, and cost for school boards is Google Glass, introduced to the public in April 2012 and named by Time magazine as one of 2012’s best inventions of the year. Google Glass devices are wearable headset computers with optical headmounted transparent display screens (640 x 360 pixels) that essentially bring Android and iPhone capacities to eyeglasses. They can be activated by voice or touch and can record video and audio or live-stream events observed by wearers (Miller 2013). They include, among other features, 16 gigabytes of storage, a GPS, Wi-Fi, a Bluetooth radio, microphone, an audio and video recorder, a 5-megapixel camera, and a touch pad that allows users to control the device.
As with many issues involving the interplay between technology and education, the use of Google Glass introduces an array of legal issues of which education leaders should be aware.
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Place of Publication
Russo, Charles J.; Newman, Reece; and Brown, Chad, "Google Glass and Education: The Wave of the Future?" (2014). Educational Leadership Faculty Publications. 173.