Internet of Thing (IoT) is all around us. From cars to dishwashers, everyday items are becoming connected devices. According to a 2016 survey by Extreme Networks, smart schools are using IoT technology to track school buses, attendance and student ID cards, and to monitor lighting and security systems, among other things.
- The big potential for IoT lies in making the physical digital.
- Automatic attendance tracking using radio frequency identification is one potential application at the K–12 level.
- Wearable IoT devices such as fitness bands, watches and virtual reality headsets may find their way into more classrooms.
- You can push out real-time information to students from multiple sources, rather than using one outdated textbook.
- Devices like interactive boards and digital highlighters are among the latest technologies related to IoT in the field of education.
- Digital scanners aid the learning experience by digitally transferring text to smartphones.
- Students with impaired vision can be given special cards that are detected automatically and lead to enlargement of font each time they use computers.
- IoT can also help reduce energy costs for schools by closely monitoring the energy usage.
Sources: INC42 / EDTech