I think educational technology just became exponentially cooler! Why? During the Google I/O 2012 conference, our amigos at Google gave us tons of new tools and platforms to help us innovate. I love new toys! These tools can help serve existing movements like mlearning and game based learning. I love seeing competition in the tablet space too. Lower cost tablet devices is a great win for students. The glass technology creates huge opportunities in augmented reality. It’s fun to dream about what you can teach with this tool. News from Google I/O:
- @timoreilly I suspect that Google Glass may be a technology milestone to surpass the iPhone. #io12 bold thinking, unique assets brought to bear — MLEARNING
- @google: Watch the full video of today’s skydiving Project Glass demo at #io12 (hint: it’s great in full screen!) http://t.co/VvbrXFxJ — MLEARNING
- @timoreilly Women of Google event opens with a video about @sitwithme and the red chair campaign http://bit.ly/LNNjz0 #io12 — WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY
- @google Big @Android updates @ #io12: Jelly Bean, more entertainment in Google Play & 2 new, powerful Nexus devices http://goo.gl/XWCFi — MLEARNING
- @CNET Google Glass just got a lot more real. Check out our first take: http://cnet.co/M5edHq #io12
- Android 4.1 will have Bluetooth Braille support — EDUCATION FOR BLIND
- @mattcutts Google will be teaching a “power searching” class: http://goo.gl/6PF5s . Good for regular folks, SEOs, even #io12 attendees. — SEARCH COURSE
- @ChromiumDev http://ChromeExperiments.com is now mobile! http://youtu.be/E4f_Zg5mcz0. Check out 9 brand new mobile experiments at http://g.co/ce #io12 — GAME BASED LEARNING, MLEARNING
- GoogleAtWork: Big updates to Google Apps Script at
#io12today. It’s now easier to create&share what you build.
- While reviewing #io12, I saw that Microsoft has created a cool automation service for Android: onX . Everyone loves automation. — MLEARNING, GAME BASED LEARNING
For more news on Google I/O 2012, please visit https://developers.google.com/events/io/ .
Summary videos can be found at CNET.
What education innovations would you like to see in 5 years based on Google’s contributions today?