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Chris Rogers

Awesome Vedr, loved your projects on Internet of things….
You have nailed it!!!

Chris Rogers

Awesome Vedr, loved your projects on Internet of things….
You have nailed it!!!

Chris Rogers

Awesome Vedr, loved your projects on Internet of things….
You have nailed it!!!

Chris Rogers

Awesome Vedr, loved your projects on Internet of things….
You have nailed it!!!

Chris Rogers

Awesome Vedr, loved your projects on Internet of things….
You have nailed it!!!

IoT

Role Of IoT In Education

The Internet of Things (IoT), which includes connected devices such as IP surveillance cameras, smart HVAC systems, wireless door locks and interactive whiteboards, provides real-time data and valuable insights to school administrators, teachers and even students.

Really anything that is connected to the internet is IoT. But only few schools use IoT in their schools because most of them barely know about them. The schools need to understand that there are a lot of benefits of using IoT.

Benefits of IoT in Education

  • Increases student engagement
  • Enables a more personal learning
  • Takes advantage of mobile learning
  • Improves efficiency
  • Creative teaching
  • Provides a safer learning environment
  • Eases the learning process
  • Interactive Whiteboards
  • Tablets and eBooks
  • 3D-Printers
  • Temperature Sensors
  • Electric Lighting

AR/VR

5 Ways Schools Creatively Use AR

Teachers configure a set of challenges on a computer, and students engage with these challenges via a smartphone, tablet, or Chromebook. The tools make it easy to set timers and enforce gameplay; some experiences may be short, while others may take place over multiple periods. Team experiences teach collaboration skills, distribution of responsibilities, specialization and social and emotional learning skills.

Physical locations can be attached to Augmented reality experiences. For instance, experiences may have a QR code—a visual indicator such as a barcode—that can be printed out and attached to practically anything, large or small. Scanning a QR code with a phone or tablet launches an experience right away. I’ve seen teachers gamify their classrooms by attaching QR codes to various physical objects in the room, and even gamify entire schools. Experiences can instruct students to perform physical activities like jumping jacks or pushups, and take videos showing that they have completed the requirements.

AR experiences may also be placed at physical locations by using GPS coordinates. Some teachers have augmented their field trips and added layers of learning and interaction to the day’s activity. Using their computer, a teacher simply picks points on a map where the field trip will take place, and places experiences at points of interest. During the trip, students use their devices to interact with these experiences. Teachers in Europe have shared photos of augmented castle field trips.

Google Expeditions(Google Expeditions is a virtual reality teaching tool that lets you lead or join immersive virtual trips all over the world) is a great way to let students experience Antarctica, Machu Picchu, or even Mars in virtual reality, but the content is relatively limited. What if you could make your own? Well, you can! Using VR headsets like Google Cardboard, teachers have been creating augmented reality experiences that embed 360-degree photos or 360-degree videos in virtual reality. Google is also creating AR experiences where students can explore 3D models of volcanoes, the human body, and more, all of which “appear” in class just like Pokémon Go.

Students can also create their own augmented reality experiences in a single class period to demonstrate learning. Not only do students find this creative activity fun to do, they end up with a final product that they can play and share with friends and family outside the classroom. Because platformers like Metaverse AR Platform, don’t require any code to make this happen, teachers have been able to facilitate these types of activities across all grade levels and subjects, not just computer science.

Impact of Augmented Reality (AR) in Schools

AR: Augmented reality is a technology that layers computer-generated enhancements on top of an existing reality in order to make it more meaningful through the ability to interact with it. AR technology has been evolving at a rapid rate and several industries are evolving with it.​

Educators are constantly challenged to find ways to keep kids’ attention, outside of school, their world is full of all kinds of different technologies. Many educators find that gamifying learning keeps students engaged. By introducing AR into the classroom, students will have a new way to learn by being able to see a 3D view of what would have been images in a text book. It also allows material to be seen differently, helping kids learn in a different way.​

When creating virtual experiences, teachers can easily add multiple choice and open-ended questions, characters and speech bubbles, web pages and Snapchat-like filters and also use YouTube videos. Platforms like Metaverse also have hundreds of ready-to-use, free learning experiences, with thousands of teachers collaborating on creating additional content.

CHATBOT

Purpose of Using Chatbots in Schools

Chatbots are about to change the world in more ways than we can imagine. Already, bots around the globe can complete a diverse set of varying tasks. From ordering food online to ordering games, chatbots are about to become a normal element in everyday life.​

As the scope of chatbots becomes broader every day, there are new applications popping up constantly. Education has traditionally been known as a sector where innovation moves slowly. During the most recent years, there has been a large hype over innovative tools to enhance teaching and learning through educational technology.​​

Today, many teachers are solely focused on memorizing lessons and grading tests. By taking over these tasks, chatbots will allow teachers to concentrate on establishing a stronger relationship with students. They will have the opportunity to provide them with personal guidance and enhance the curriculum with their own research interests. This way, teachers will also be able to provide better-quality mentorship. Consequently, this will be especially helpful for students with learning disabilities.

Benefits of using chat bots in schools

Teachers often use the multiple-choice tests to make their job easier. Essays offer much better insight into a student’s level of knowledge and problem-solving skill, but they are much harder to grade and assess.

In the same way, as word processing tools tell us that our texts are too wordy, complex machine-learning algorithms will be able to assess and grade students' writing on a particular subject. Although this technology is currently in the prototype phase it will not be long until it's an everyday thing.

This concept involves repeating the old lessons, just before you forget them. The spaced interval learning was used as a basis for developing an app that helps people to track the learning process and reminds them to repeat the lessons they are about to forget.

In modern educational institutions, student feedback is the most important factor for assessing a teacher's work. Most schools and universities have upgraded their feedback collection process by shifting from print to online forms. They can make it even more efficient by using chatbots for this task. While chatting with bots, students will have the chance to explain their claims. On the other hand, the bot can be trained to ask additional questions based on their previous answers.

ML AND BI

7 ways machine learning will improve education

With machine learning entering schools, teachers will no longer have to worry about the logs they keep on each student. No more need to spend hours on delivering concepts and establishing goals for each student. The machine will be able to do it on its own.
This feature is developed to help educators see how each and every concept is being received by the students. Thus, instead of simply teaching the ideas to the general public, teachers can see what methods are not working well and specify how exactly they can change the curriculum to make the students work better.

Some companies have started developing software that can actually predict how well a student will do at school and what are their chances of dropping out. Based on the actions of a student, the program identifies their weaknesses and analyzes how the problem can be solved.
So, if a student has issues with writing and with time this problem only gets worse, the program can analyze whether or not it is a kind of situation where one should be worried and start taking measures. Thus, it is not only a problem of writing a proposal. It might be a sign of inability to meet requirements in the long run. In this case, the help of essay writing services might be needed.

Machine learning has the potential of organizing the content and curriculums in a better way, as it can analyze what works best and which concepts are understood better with certain techniques.
As a result, the efficiency of education grows significantly and the students are happy because they get to learn important things in a way that they are comfortable with.

Once the machine is taught how to analyze the progress a student is making over time as well as how well they understand different concepts the teachers are showing them, it will be able to assess it. Thus, tutors will know what parts of their job need adjustments. Meanwhile, students will see where they have gaps in knowledge. Moreover, they will see what patterns they need to follow to achieve better results.

Once the software analyzes students’ performance, it might suggest a better way to learn new material. It starts with the analysis of the existing knowledge of the curriculum. And once weak spots are identified, students receive suggestions regarding materials and further learning methodology. As cool as it sounds, machine learning of such kind can be a part of your classroom routine.

Some software allows you to match students that need help and available teachers. No need to facilitate such appointments all by yourself or to try to fit another meeting into your busy schedule. The system will do all of it for you.
This is what New Classrooms does. They strive to create a personalized schedule for students based on their needs and pace of learning. No pressure at all. Students come as they are and the program adapts to them. That is how learning Math becomes a pleasure.

Finally, AI can make obtaining new knowledge more fun and challenging with the aid of advanced technologies. All you need to start using this approach is an in-depth analysis of the best-working practices in your classroom. Once you have that, simply add more fun and creative tasks based on already existing successful activities.

Benefits of Using Machine Learning in Schools

Machine learning is a method of data analysis that automates analytical model building. Using algorithms that iteratively learn from data, machine learning allows computers to find hidden insights without being explicitly programmed where to look Machine learning works especially well prediction and estimation. As we interact with computers, we’re continuously teaching them what we are like. The more data, the smarter the algorithms become.

GAMING

Advantages of Playing Video Games

A number of recent studies have indicated that video games, even violent ones, can help kids develop essential emotional and intellectual skills that support academic achievement. These findings led many teachers around the globe to recognize the benefits of gaming. However, it’s not just in-school gaming that reaps benefits. New research shows that all gaming can be positive.

Surprising Benefits of Playing Video Games

Most of the gamers play with their friends who are in the same room, and only a few plays alone. In many of these games, players work together in teams to achieve goals and compete against other players or both. Their teamwork abilities are put to the test, and they must use their communication skills in order to progress. These social behaviours are critical for healthy social development — children with positive social skills are more likely to have high self-esteem, good peer relationships and achieve in school.

Many teachers today struggle to make subjects like classical literature relevant for their students, who grew up with the internet.
Alternate reality games (ARGs) can be used as an immersive learning system that combines rich narrative, digital technology, and real-world game play. Students must exercise critical thinking, resilience, and creative problem solving to succeed in an ARG.
Video games enable students to put themselves in the shoes of a character or immerse themselves in a place or culture that they are learning about in the classroom. These types of interactive experiences get students more excited about the material.

Video games can have positive, therapeutic effects on players of all ages, especially those with mental or emotional problems. Games provide a chance to tune out the stresses of everyday life and decompress. For your mental being it is critical to give your mind rest. Relaxation reduces the risk of heart problems and stroke, boosts memory, buffers against depression, and helps decision making. And all these benefits come from doing something that’s actually fun to do!

In modern educational institutions, student feedback is the most important factor for assessing a teacher's work. Most schools and universities have upgraded their feedback collection process by shifting from print to online forms. They can make it even more efficient by using chatbots for this task. While chatting with bots, students will have the chance to explain their claims. On the other hand, the bot can be trained to ask additional questions based on their previous answers.

Video games are a powerful way to get kids interested in technology from an early age and teach them basic technical skills that will reap rewards down the road. For example, the wildly popular game Angry Birds is now teaching children basic coding principles. Video games also hone spatial thinking, reasoning, memory, perception, and problem-solving — all of which come in handy for a wide range of technical careers.