Jessica Leigh Brown: How Will the Internet of Things Impact Education?

Internet of Things technology is all around us. From cars to dishwashers, everyday items are becoming connected devices. So, how does that connectedness translate to the future K–12 classroom?

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 IoT is still very much in its infancy,” says George Siemens, the executive director of the University of Texas at Arlington’s Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge Lab.

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Jessica Leigh Brown is a freelance writer for the CDW family of magazines.