Student ID cards equipped with RFID are starting to show up more and more in K-12 schools. According to Labeling News, schools are now adopting RFID technology to track everything from student attendance to valuable assets.
Tracking attendance with RFID could help school districts recoup more money since the number of students in a classroom has a role in determining the revenue a school receives. One Texas school district is already piloting RFID student tags in two of its schools.
Another use for RFID is improving safety in classrooms and on campus. A panic button could be added to IDs in case of emergency. Temporary passes can also be issued to keep track of visitors and send automatic alerts should someone be someplace he shouldn’t be or if he overstays a scheduled departure time.
As for tracking expensive assets, tags can be affixed to laptops and projectors to keep them secure while making it easier to locate them.
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