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You can push out real-time information to students from multiple sources, rather than using one outdated textbook.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