The conversation about whether technology in schools is
helping or hurting the learning process is not new. In fact, it has been going
on for decades. Advancements have made new tech increasingly user friendly and
accessible, which is great but what role should it play in schools and what is
the impact on students?
Those are great questions and I think we are finally at a
point where we can actually measure the effects of previously used technology
and make a strong thesis for what the impact of current and future technologies
will be. But what about other uses for technology in schools? What about
technology that does not directly impact the learning process but rather
enhances the school’s ability to simply do what they do better?
20 years ago, schools were places the whole community
gathered. It was a watering hole where everyone was welcome. Unfortunately,
tragic events have happened and schools have been increasingly careful with
whom they allow in their doors. Student safety has become a critical role for
school administration and technology has played a part all successful security
The implementation of student identification cards is one
quick and effective way to restrict access to unwanted visitors. Identification
cards can give students and employees custom access to external and internal
doors. Identification cards also allow you to measure and keep track of what
doors are being used as well as where students are going.
Safety is not something to wait on but if you need another
reason to implement staff and student identification cards, another use for
them can be found in the cafeteria. In this
case study, you can read how Joliet Public Schools was able to
identification cards to streamline their cafeteria purchasing system.
If you want to learn more about the use of technology in the
classroom and the effect it may have on students, check out the Top Hat
blog. If you are wondering about any possible identity card misuse, check