- Declining costs mean that emerging wearable technology is more accessible than ever, and it may soon find its place in classrooms.
- Sensory-based learning facilitated by wearable tech can particularly serve students who have trouble focusing on lectures and reading, enabling a physical experience.
- Many lesson plans, tools, and tips about incorporating wearable tech are free and can be found online.
A 2015 New Media Consortium Horizon Report estimated that the advent of wearable technology products will soon become “mainstream,” incorporating virtual reality and enabling novel experiential learning. For example, Google Cardboard’s virtual field trip software, Expeditions, is now being tested in the U.S. and abroad.
Yet securing funding for wearable tech, especially for rural schools still struggling with basic Internet connections, will likely remain challenging.