Eduteach Using Wearables to Collaborate and Communicate

This app is one I got to beta test brought to you my the good folks at Eduglasses

This app allows you to live stream your class from the wearables and parents could log in from their work and see a class play or other project based activity. Enabling parents to feel more connected to the school life of their child in the 21st century classroom.

Week Two of the “Glass” Menagerie, AR + Parent Communication

In this post I discuss two emerging themes I notice based upon some of the apps that I get beta-test.

First of all this week I had a brainstorm to combine iBeacon tech with wearables based upon the fact that my glasses recognize my iBeacons when they recognize my Sphero when I speak the “okay glass manage Bluetooth” command.

One trend is the improvement of parent and teacher communication with the wearables.
With 2 Eduglasses apps I am able to to scan student work on my wearables and it synches to my Google Drive or I am able to email it to 20 different contacts. Also, the ability to live stream the class through the classes exists.

Another trend that I want encourage is the use of Augmented Reality apps on the wearables to improve student achievement. An ADE buddy of mine Leah LaCrosse talked about how she used AR to prep her students for the state test instead of giving them packets of worksheets. Let’s use AR tech on the wearables to improve student achievement and engagement!

I don’t teach for the classroom of yesterday or the classroom of today, I teach for the classroom of tomorrow…

10 Awesome Quotes from ADE2014


Great quotables from the ADE institute from our communities most popular tweeter Sean Junkins.

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Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 7.58.10 AMI just got back from an amazing experience in San Diego – the 2014 Apple Distinguished Educator Global Institute. Throughout this awesome week of professional development, many quotes, pictures, and sketchnotes were shared via the #ADE2014 hashtag (be sure to check it out on Twitter).  Here are my 10 favorite quotes tweeted out during this amazing event:

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Episode Five of the #AR + #APP-Smashing Chronicles with Alberto Pian LIVE from the 20 Year Anniversary of the #ADEDU Program

Today we have a real treat. Usually when I have guests from all over the world on my show I have to coordinate the Google Hangouts through different time zones. However, this week I am at the Global Apple Distinguished Educator institute in San Diego. My guest today will be Alberto Pian and we will get to do the broadcast sitting side by side with an interpreter. Here is some information about my guest:

Alberto Pian

Taught in high schools, teaches and works in the master e-learning at the University of Viterbo (Unituscia), the DOL Master of Politecnico di Milano and master IAD University of Rome Tor Vergata. He has taught hundreds of courses for teachers, relevant collaborations with universities, institutions and companies. He works with businesses to communicate narrative, storytelling, gamification, development of App E ‘consultant and trainer in education projects that employ thousands of iPads in schools and businesses. And ‘trainer Espero, ADE (Apple Distinguished Educator), APD (Apple Professional Development). Since 1989 he has developed innovative teaching methods from elementary school to university. In 2005 he introduced in Italy podcasting in schools. Among his most well-known methodologies we point lai teaching and learning based on multi-channel StoryritellinGame. He has published 11 books in print and hundreds of articles and essays, 200 on the Internet, a number of digital-only books (eBooks). He had many national and international awards. Its activity is documented by national articles and TV services.

The Google Glass Menagerie

Thank-you for all of your support and tremendous response to my 60 Days of Google Glass in the Class series. Since it is the summer I currently do not have a “glassroom” but I do have access to a lot of the exciting developments that are going on with wearables in education. So I will continue a weekly blogging segment this summer called the Google Glass Menagerie. Also you can see me present about Google Glass at these upcoming conferences:

1) Chromebooks and the Common Core Symposium at the FEA Conference Center in Monroe Township, NJ.

2) Ed Tech Teacher’s Future Learning Summit on Tuesday July 29th

Day 60 of Google Glass in the Class Driving Sphero for ISTE Ignite


I recently watched my ISTE Ignite when a friend sent me the footage. The speech was a hot mess, I was making amateur mistakes that I never make when presenting like saying um a lot. Why was I not on top of my game? Because the technical aspect of what I was attempting to pull off in my presentation was quite nerve-wracking – even for self-professed girl geek. The people at Sphero Glass had written code that allowed me to control the robot with Google Glass just by moving my head. The audience at ISTE was floored when I shot robot into the audience with head movements and voice commands. I did not mind that I was a bit flustered in my speech because the message of importance of finding exciting 21st century skills to instruct Generation Z our current students was loud and clear. I quoted You Tube CEO Sandra Wojicki when I stated that “coding is the new literacy which inspires students to create, innovate, and quite literally change the world.”

Thanks to the folks at Sphero Glass for making this courageous presentation possible. The ISTE community was impressed by what the future of our classrooms look like. And Google Glass will play a role in these future learning spaces…