Making the Internet of things and open data work for student learning – STEAMLabs develops innovative and interactive lesson plans for Canadian teachers

“Data being available from the power producers made this come alive. It enabled us to get the intelligence of the Internet into a physical project,” said Forest. “Making it project-based means there is a goal. It turns teaching around. It’s telling kids: ‘here’s an awesome goal that you need to accomplish and here are the tools to get there.'”

Said Forest: “There are a number of barriers to teaching tech: it takes time to develop a curriculum, and most teachers are already very busy. Others may not have the personal comfort level with the tools, so they may be scared off or think they can’t adequately convey the information. We want to eliminate those barriers.”

SOURCE Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)