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Make a teacher’s iPad a beacon

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We’re having an amazing time at the Bett Show 2015 this week discussing and demo-ing iBeacon technology for education. We’ve discussed everything; from using iBeacon for student registration and building access, to creating extended classroom partnerships with local museums and controlling Raspberry Pi connected things through nearby beacons…. and the applications just keep on coming, showing that the potential in education is huge! The response to the locly iBeacon publishing platform has been fantastic and educators love our easy-to-use app. One app feature that is being particularly well received is…read more

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iBeacon in Education: Your iPad is already aware of iBeacon, are you?

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Guest blog by Daniel Edwards, Director of Innovation & Learning at Stephen Perse Foundation schools, Cambridge, UK. iBeacon and Education 1-to-1 tablets are transformational devices within education, with unbounded capabilities to engage, interact, discover and learn. Take a student’s iPad – it knows who its owner is; it knows what apps are being used and the content that is being created and worked upon. All of this is stored in its digital, virtual space. Now imagine if the iPad could see who and what was nearby, and be aware of…read more

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15 Ways to Use Beacons in 2015

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2014 was the year that everyone got really excited about beacon technology and there’s no doubt that 2015 will be the year it becomes mainstream. There are thousands and thousands of potential applications for the technology, many of which have already been successfully implemented over the last 12 months: see Regents Street, Kew Gardens, National Slate Museum, Macy’s, House of Fraser, Sofaworks to name just a few. As we begin what will be a very exciting year we’ve put together a quick of 15 ways beacons can be used across…read more

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Locly talks to BBC about the ‘Internet of Things’ for out-of-town locations

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Locly Co-founder Rhys Jones joined an interesting discussion with the BBC today about a new project that plans to connect farm animals, and other country things, to the each other and the wider internet. The project is being carried out by scientists at Lancaster University  in collaboration with Bangor University over the next 18 months, and will be looking into problems ranging from flooding and agricultural pollution to animal movement and drought, with technology potentially providing crucial data. Project lead Professor Gordon Blair said that Internet of Things technology could…read more

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