Organizations of all types are flooded with data. Savvy businesses, government agencies and public entities have figured out how to not only manage the flow of structured and unstructured data, but also use analytics to pull actionable insight from data better decisions. As IoT talk gets louder, school districts throughout the United States are exploring how their data can improve student learning.

As technology usage has permeated our everyday lives, educators have become aware of the many potential benefits a connected environment has on their schools. A survey from Extreme Networks says that close to half (46 percent) of K-12 and higher education IT leaders believe an IoT smart school that uses IoT devices will have a major impact on education in the next few years. Smart schools use an array of IoT devices, each offering its own specific value to a school.

With the Internet and eLearning already deeply rooted in schools, the applications for IoT in education are numerous and the opportunities still largely untapped.

Around the world, digital technologies are demonstrating their ability to empower educators in their mission of developing the next generation of lifelong learners, innovators, and global citizens. With an effective technology foundation and the right support, teachers gain powerful tools to deepen, accelerate, and enhance student learning.

See highlights from schools around the world that are redefining today’s education systems with Intel® Education

This project aims to bring together a series of Internet-connected objects to enhance the classroom experience. It is a continuation of the DISTANCE project, led by Intel and other partners.

Presidio transforms the school bus fleet in the Huntsville, TX school district with a host of IoT solutions, including on-board wi-fi, engine telematics, and a rider check-on, check-off application that helps drivers keep track of students.

As students and teachers head back to school, building administrators are turning to IoT controls to reduce energy consumption and create a more comfortable learning environment.
When it comes to connecting schools, educators seem to be just learning how IoT can facilitate and optimize teaching and learning.


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