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How the IoT Helps Education

The Internet of Things influences education in many ways. It is this asset intelligence that enables institutions to make more informed decisions, in an attempt to drive operational efficiency, the learning experience.

Like the use of devices for automated tasks. Students these days are used to having their smartphones all the time. They like to use them more often in the classroom. This is because students have become accustomed to making tasks easier with smart devices and the Internet. Many students use laptops to take notes.

Other areas, such as programming and research, will also be easier with IoT. Therefore, many schools now switched to "smart" reusable technology systems, providing students with tablets and laptops. In the future, this will go a long way toward reducing energy costs for schools by monitoring energy use.

IoT is also very influential in STEM programs (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) as it opens a wider range of tools and possibilities.

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a global STEM program, one of the largest in the world, for elementary, middle and high school students, in which students build robots, program them to complete missions and display their creations in an end-of-season competition.

Some aspects of the program are easier to modify than others; students can brainstorm virtual tools like Zoom, and schools can divide the tasks so that children can work on projects individually.

Another thing to keep in mind is that the teaching process is efficient. The rise of connected technology means teachers could speed up grades. Your verification and qualification would also be easier, less biased and more efficient. When educators have devices connected to the cloud, they will be in better contact. Thus, teachers were able to see which student requires the most concern and attention.

Simplifying the day-to-day operations of schools using IoT helps focus more on actual teaching activities by reducing the time and effort required to perform them manually. For example, connected devices that automatically detect the presence of students in school can eliminate the need to manually take attendance and send information to a central office, among other time-consuming activities.

In special education it also plays a great role. Anyone with the slightest interest in the education of special children will know the role of technology. Autistic children respond very well to tablets and also to those with other disorders.

For example, The Empowered Brain Institute has been organizing STEM-related workshops in collaboration with MIT and Harvard. Supported as well by LIGHTHOUSE – DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION GROUP, are starting a weekly series of phygital experiences based on online Social STEM Robotics Workshops where participants can play, code, and practice social emotional learning skills using google-based cloud environment developed at Center for Engineering Education and Outreach –Tufts. This program helps children to promote their strengths.

Other learning difficulties like ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), dyslexia get a great help with all the technologies at their disposal. Along with this, smart schools also have a system to educate people about these students. The general public, as a result, would be more understanding and open to special people. It will be easier for special children to function well in a neutral environment and also on their own.

The Internet of Things would allow for better operational efficiency in all types of learning environment. Connected devices could enable educators to conduct more dynamic and efficient educational interventions.

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