EDET 678 Week 5
Design an object that could be classified to the IoT and describe how it could contribute to your classroom.
The Internet of things (IoT) can be described as any device that can connect and disconnect to the Internet, or from each other (Morgan, 2014). Consumer applications, insurance, transportation, manufacturing, utilities, government, banking and healthcare are examples of different fields that contribute to the IoT. (Tamburini, 2014). “Cell phones, coffee makers, washing machines, headphones, lamps, wearable devices, and almost anything you can think of,” (Morgan, 2014) are examples of devices that connect to the Internet with an on/off switch. The IoT has focused largely on how connecting devices can create efficiency. The latest hype around the IoT is how connecting people directly to digital networks may have the “greatest potential to shift our social experience and even alter traditional institutions,” (Meyers, 2014).
If I were to design something that can contribute to the IoT that will save us time in our classroom, alter our educational experiences, and drive new ways of teaching; it would be an app that will allow students to take their AIMS Web testing online. I was thinking about something we are required to do, that takes up so much instructional time, (especially if you have a class of 25), that can calculate data and track student improvement throughout the school year or over the years, that can use voice recording, and show what the student still needs to work on.
In our school district, we are required to give our students the AIMS Web testing each quarter in the school year. Doing that four times a year, implementing the test, calculating the scores, etc. is a lot of work. Students are already taking other tests online, I feel like AIMS should be another. It would certainly give us more time with our students, and less time administering another test.
Meyers, M. (2014, December 03). Can the Internet of Things make education more student-focused? – Government 2020. Retrieved June 14, 2016, from http://government-2020.dupress.com/can-internet-things-make-education-student-focused/
Morgan, J. (2014, May 13). A Simple Explanation of the ‘Internet of Things’ Retrieved June 14, 2016, from http://www.forbes.com/sites/jacobmorgan/2014/05/13/simple-explanation-internet-things-that-anyone-can-understand/#57e6296e6828
Tamburini, D. (2014, October 20). What Is the Internet of Things & What Does It Mean for Design? Retrieved June 14, 2016, from http://www.wirelessdesignmag.com/blog/2014/10/what-internet-things-what-does-it-mean-design