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With the focus on providing better services to students and teachers, the applications for Internet of Things is projected to grow exponentially in the K-12 setting, but questions are becoming increasingly apparent on how to protect school data under controlled conditions.
The Internet of Things has the ability to transform how school districts work and operate in the modern area. Through applications such as connected school buses to remotely-controlled HVAC systems, the opportunities to provide robust connectivity options and more focused solutions for school management are attractive options for school district CIOs.
However, all of the possibilities must be considered with student safety as the top priority. Concerns about student privacy are also paramount and the ability to track students through RFID cards and monitor website traffic comes with its own set of challenges.
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