Google Glass Used by Teacher to Bring Math, Science to Students
Google Glass is being used by a high school teacher to "virtually" take his students to amazing places in the world to learn about physics, science, math and more.When Google Glass asked prospective users to dream back in February about what they would do with Glass if they had one of the innovative, ground-breaking eyewear-mounted computers, Andrew Vanden Heuvel, a high school teacher, quickly composed his reply, which he sent off to Google's #ifihadglass Web page. "ifIhadglass … It would transform the way I would teach science, making every moment a teachable moment," wrote Vanden Heuvel in his entry. That intriguing description was selected as one of some 8,000 chosen submissions in the contest, which allowed Vanden Heuvel to purchase one of the Glass devices for $1,500 and use it as an early "Explorer" user of the new technology. Google was so taken by his idea that company representatives called him on the phone, told him his entry had been selected as a winner and shared a surprise out of the blue. As part of the deal, Google offered him an all-expenses-paid trip with his newly purchased Glass device to Geneva, Switzerland, where he could capture his first lesson to his students from the site of the 16.7-mile-long Large Hadron Collider. The collider is the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator used for scientific research, according to CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, which began operating it in 2008.
After notifying him of the collider trip, a Google team and accompanying film crew delivered his Glass device to him at his home in Grand Haven, Mich.