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SASD Technology Coordinator Brings ‘Glass’ to Class
Sheboygan Area School District Instructional Technology Coordinator Mike Jaber visited 5th grade students in Mrs. Diane Moon’s class at Jefferson Elementary School last week. Mr. Jaber spoke with students about the importance of technology in education and also brought along a prototype of cutting-edge technology – a wearable computer called Google Glass. Google Glass has not yet been released to the public, so the students were able to get an insider-view of Google’s newest technological advances.
A limited number of the first Glass units were distributed to early adopters through a lottery. The products is expected to be released to the general public sometime this year. Essentially, Google Glass is a wearable Android-powered computer built into spectacle frames so that the user can perch a display in their field of vision, film, take pictures, search and translate on the go as well as run specially-designed apps. Glass responds to voice commands as well as taps and gestures on the touch-sensitive bar that runs along the side of the frame.
This year, the Sheboygan Area School District has begun the move toward Google for Education products, like Google Apps and Google Drive, and will also be rolling out Google Chromebooks for all high school students next year.

Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
February 18, 2014