Gigaom: The “Internet of School Things” comes to the UK to teach kids the power of data September 6, 2013 | by

gigaom-logo Summary: Gigaom’s David Meyer discusses the $1.25 million program that will use sensors and data visualizations to train pupils in the use of emerging technologies and bring other subjects to life.

“The idea is not only to teach kids about the potential of connected everyday devices, but to use such devices to bring other subjects to life. The children will collect data in the areas of transport, energy, weather and health, and DISTANCE will develop new apps and visualizations to make use of that data.”

“This will be a one-year trial, but the intention is to develop resources that can be rolled out across UK schools afterwards. The consortium also hopes more UK businesses will join in the fun, working with schools on new IoT technologies.”

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