I’ve been ensconced in Chrome lately. I worked with the team at TechSmith who brought Snagit to Chrome and now, I’m researching different ways to make learning more accessible through Chrome apps and extensions. I’m not going to get into the argument of why it is or isn’t a big deal. I’ll just say that yes, I think it is a big deal, but save the why for another post.
Last night, Google published an extension that brings Google Now-like voice searching to Chrome. It runs in the background and lets you use the “OK Google” trigger to search for anything.
You should grab the extension to try it yourself.
Like I said in the video, other than feeling like I’m in Star Trek, talking to my computer and having it talk back, what implications does this have for learning? If students can do a search for anything without even using their hands, it should really change the way we think about technology in classrooms.
What ideas do you have?