What are Networked Objects?

Networked objects connect the physical world with the world of information through the web. They do so through TCP/IP, the set of standards that enables network connections and specifies how information finds its way to and from myriad connections it contains. TCP/IP was formulated in the 1970s by Vinton Cerf and Robert E. Kahn. The advent of TCP/IP v6, launched in 2006, added enormous new addressing capabilities to the Internet, and enabled objects and the information they might carry in attached sensors or devices to be addressable and searchable across the web. This expanded address space is particularly useful for tracking objects that monitor sensitive equipment or materials, point-of-sale purchases, passport tracking, inventory management, identification, and similar applications. Embedded chips, sensors, or tiny processors attached to an object allow helpful information about the object, such as cost, age, temperature, color, pressure, or humidity to be transmitted over the Internet. This simple connection allows remote management, status monitoring, tracking, and alerts if the objects they are attached to are in danger of being damaged or spoiled. Traditional web tools allow objects to be annotated with descriptions, photographs, and connections to other objects, and any other contextual information.

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(1) How might this technology be relevant to the educational sector you know best?

(2) What themes are missing from the above description that you think are important?

  • sensors and what they will provide and how. - kayj kayj Feb 18, 2015
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(3) What do you see as the potential impact of this technology on teaching, learning, or creative inquiry?

  • Green-IT will provide data and allow students to understand how to conserve resources and reuse them. Possibility of wearing a bracelet will help monitor medical conditions which will alert teachers of a student having problems. Sensors can provide security for entering a building and provide another layer of safety of students. Same sensor can take attendance.
    Data from other devices can also be used to analyze habits, movements, and so much more to help educate with live data. Understanding how IoT works and future plans will be beneficial to everyone.
  • This is going to be wonderful for IT in 1:1 deployments. With 45,000+ computers, tablets, projectors (with Apple TV and Miracast), access points, document cameras, microphones, phones, this is going to allow us the ability to keep true inventory tracking as well as make informed decisions about replacment. Just locating a 1:1 device on the repair shelf is daunting, let alone redeployment where each student receives their device back after the summer. The deployment of networked objects is going to save an enormous amount of time each year. I'm looking forward to rolling this out to a greater scale this summer. - digitalroberto digitalroberto Feb 22, 2015

(4) Do you have or know of a project working in this area?

What will the internet of things mean for K-12.
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http://www.k-12techdecisions.com/article/what_the_internet_of_things_could_mean_for_education- jmorrison jmorrison Feb 17, 2015
I was pointed to Ventura USD in California as a resources given they embarked on this with access points, servers, switches and the like. - digitalroberto digitalroberto Feb 22, 2015
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