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Franklin Classroom To Test Google Glass

Franklin High School class has been chosen to try out "Googe Glass," a technology that is similar to a smart phone in the form of glasses.

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A woman models a Google Glass prototype.

An Indiana school is getting a rare chance to pioneer cutting edge technology. Thanks to a very brief video presentation for Google, a Franklin High School class has been chosen to try out “Googe Glass.”

Their teacher, Don Wettrick, describes the product as a smart phone that you wear on your head, like glasses, that operates using voice command.

Wettrick says the kids in his classroom will have a leg up technologically.

“Because we‘re going to be first, they‘re going to be looked at as pioneers, and then possibly, as a game changer for education,” he says. “I‘m really hoping they‘re going to collaborate with other students and other teachers and other professionals.”

Wettrick says they already have some pretty big plans for Google Glass.

Outside of networking opportunities and the chance to talk to anyone else in the world who is piloting the product, Wettrick says he wants to livestream a fastball at Victory Field, or a ride in a tandem Indy car at the track.

The downside for Wettrick is that he is the one on the hook for the product‘s price tag of $1,500, which is why he is reaching out for corporate sponsorship. Wettrick says Google Glass represents what the kids will use in future classrooms.

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