Google Glasses here by Christmas

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Schools don't teach classes to kids who wear glasses? Many of us have been telling you for some time that banning cell phones is going to go the way of the dodo.

By Christmas, Google will likely be selling some Oakley-looking glasses that will display search results and run on the Android operating system. It will be a matter of time before these are prescription style glasses and people like me can wear them every day.

It is increasingly apparent that we have go tot go exist with smart devices and focus on what we're doing instead of banning the devices altogether.

Are you going to start discussing the USE of devices now so that you don't look like a person who just didn't see it coming by the end of this year? Start thinking about educational uses, technology is here to stay and we're rapidly approaching the day of implanted devices, first to help those with disabilities but later to help all of us have abilities we haven't dreamed up yet.

Distractions abound, we have to all learn to focus and do the appropriate task for that moment. There are no easy answers for this and banning cell phones and handheld devices just isn't the way to keep kids on task in the long run.

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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