We are very glad to announce that our project Creative Technologies in the Classroom (CTC) was selected to be funded by the Internetfonden in Sweden which is an institution derived from the administration of the .SE top level domain. Part of the profits from that domain suffix go to different funds for various initiatives that contribute the Internet development in Sweden.
“The selected projects have to be related to technological development, applied research, dissemination of knowledge about the Internet and its use, and develop or use the Internet in an innovative way.” -Internetfonden
We will improve the CTC* project by adding content for the Internet of Things**, we will implement our educational program to high school students so they learn how to connect the physical world to the Internet through practical examples and projects using Arduino Yun.
*Creative Technologies in the Classroom (CTC) is a collection of experiments aimed at transforming the way technology is taught in schools around the world. These experiments introduce basic concepts in programming, electronics, and mechanics.
**Internet of Things brings to life the idea that everything can be connected to the Internet: your microwave and your car, your locks and your bike at the gym. All these objects can communicate with each other and exchange data to offer people easier ways to manage everyday life tasks.