The Internet of Things Smart School Infographic
Technology does more than drive student learning outcomes: It makes schools smarter too. According to the Internet of Things Smart School Infographic from networking solutions provider Extreme Networks, 46 percent of K–12 and higher ed IT managers believe smart technologies will have a major impact within the next two years.
What Exactly Is An Internet Of Things Smart School?
The word smart implies an intelligence and awareness, as well as an ability to learn and transform. Smart schools have an infrastructure that enables them to grow, adapt and progress as important environments for learning. Today’s smart school utilizes Internet of Things devices that communicate their status via Wi-Fi. While this can include interactive smart boards, the scope of smart schools reaches far beyond these boards to include iBeacons, wearables, sensors throughout the school, eBooks and tablets, collaborative classrooms, smart lighting and HVAC, and video/motion trackers. The survey found growing use of robots, augmented reality, facial recognition, parking sensors, attendance tracking, and 3D printers. These devices provide extensive data for both real-time and subsequent analysis.
Learn more about the benefits, drawbacks and requirements of IoT-enabled learning by scrolling through the infographic above.