GPS is the very proud owner of a Bruiser drone as well as the innovative Google Glass, only the third entity in Chattanooga to own the wearable computer. GPS is also the first school in the Chattanooga area to have a drone, and the capabilities of the “quadcopter” were demonstrated in chapel on Monday, Jan. 13, when Daniel Millbank, director of educational technology, showed an aerial video taken over the weekend.
Both new pieces of technology will be used for learning tools, but just imagine the new view of May Day that the drone will provide! Millbank says, “The integration of using a drone in physics and math was apparent to us the first day we saw one. The possibilities of Google Glass speaks for itself in distance learning, flipped classroom implementation and student point-of-view applications.” The modular Google Glass will allow the wearer to take photos (Ok, Glass, Take a Picture); receive information (Ok, Glass, Google the weather in Washington, DC), or translate another language, among many other capabilities.