Interactive whiteboards, digital projectors, smartphones, laptops, tablets, and other tech devices are all common in today’s classroom. From students just beginning their educational journey all the way to those completing that journey, technology is a significant part of the classroom environment.
Educators can leverage the tools at their disposal to build a richer educational experience. A common feature of tablets and smartphones is scanning technology, which can give individuals rapid access to information. Creating scannable QR codes is easy and there are numerous ways you can use them in an educational setting.
Ways to Use Scannable Tech in the Classroom
Once you get starting using scannable tech, you’ll find dozens of ways to use it. Here are just a few ideas:
Keeping in touch with parents throughout the school year can be a challenge. On Back-To-School Night, providing parents with a scannable image such as a QR code can provide immediate information as well as give them access to class-specific content throughout the year. It can also save time by eliminating the need to present information repeatedly, as well as making sure everyone receives the same information.
After more than a year of pandemic teaching, educators have embraced innovative forms of learning. Providing students with a QR code that unlocks content tailored for each individual student can help them to forge their own learning path. You can also present students with a scannable code that unlocks a lesson for students to engage with as part of a flipped classroom.
Activity-based learning is typically a hit with students, and a digital scavenger hunt can really turn up the fun. Scavenger hunts can be adapted to fit any subject and used in any educational atmosphere, including virtual learning. PS – you can use them to liven up your PD, too!
Schools implementing a PBIS initiative sometimes struggle with student recognition. A digital PBIS management system like PBIS Rewards can make recognizing students as easy as scanning a student ID badge or code.
The Perks of Scannable Tech in the Classroom
Smartphones and tablets are an integral part of modern life, and that extends into the classroom. By embracing scannable tech in the classroom, you can provide information that can be accessed at any time and enable students to deepen their learning.
Scannable tech is also especially helpful when it comes to classroom systems. Many educators use barcodes or QR codes to make daily procedures more efficient. This can include:
- Taking attendance and reporting lunch count
- Assigning hall or restroom passes
- Classroom library checkout
- Tracking classroom equipment
- Tracking school assets such as Chromebooks
- Awarding and redeeming points in a PBIS initiative
PBIS Rewards uses scannable technology to enable teachers to recognize students quickly and accurately. Simply scan the student badge or barcode in the app and automatically add points to a student’s account. Points accumulate accurately within student accounts and can be easily redeemed in the school store. Additionally, some teachers use QR codes in their own classroom store for mystery coupons, which a student can choose for a surprise item not available for purchase otherwise.
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