Five days ago, I thought up the idea of getting sponsors to allow me to keep Glass for use in classrooms across East Palo Alto and Menlo Park. Unfortunately, I had already made the request to get the box to return Glass, as it was approaching the 30 day mark. I’d also promised Jenna I wouldn’t be paying for Glass, as I needed a new computer and committed to only making one large purchase.
Since then, I posted my request on my site through the post “Glass in the Classroom?” and have received commitments from ten people/companies totaling $795.
The amazing thing? The requests include going to a nearby high school to show and share Glass, being completely honest about the pros/cons of Glass in the Classroom in regular posts, and granting wishes for a tech club as the Google Glass Genie. And I would’ve done those things anyway… except for the fact that Glass didn’t work for me as a day-to-day purchase so I couldn’t justify spending that kind of money for a classroom experiment. If teachers made a bit more, maybe I’d have that kind of excess income.
So now I’m nearing the 24 hour mark, as I have promised to box up Glass tomorrow night and drop it in the mail Saturday morning if the funds haven’t been raised, which with ~$700 left to raise in one day seems likely, unless this somehow makes its way to some people/companies who are passionate about expanding the limits of edtech in the classroom.
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