I am biased, but I teach the best students at the best school in the world. Our students face numerous challenges, but they still work their hardest to achieve their goals daily.
Our school is a K-8 school, considered high poverty by the state, with roughly 800 students who are largely special needs or have a parent serving in the military.
We have the second-highest population of special needs children, ESE children, and children who have one or both parents in the military in our district. We are a Title I school with minimal resources. Every teacher at our school works to provide our students with a first-class education while helping them to overcome the many obstacles in their lives.
Our students are in before and after school care due to one or both parents serving in the military and often deploying. Our students experience a transient life of homelessness, displacement, and adjusting to new environments, expectations, and education standards due to life in the military or poverty. I strive to help my students transition fluidly through these challenges and work hard to catch them up on the curriculum they've missed.
After 12 years teaching, I have amassed a large number of classroom books. I have so many that I don't mind when a book or two goes home with a student and doesn't return. I also coach our school Academic Team and, unfortunately, our resources are very limited. Question packets must be acquired through tournament play. If a question packet goes home with a student and doesn't return, we have no way to replace it. With a team of 30+ students ranging in age from 3rd grade to 8th grade and once a week practices, it is hard to keep track of who borrowed what.
We need an organized way to check out question packets so that our limited, valuable study materials don't go missing.
The binders will allow our question sets to stay organized and easily recognizable. The IntelliScanner has custom asset tags that we can apply to our question set binders, then scan and check them out like typical library books. This will help us to keep track of who has checked out study packets and the brightly colored binders will help distinguish them from other school supplies. The scanner also works on all books with ISBN or barcodes, so it can cross over to facilitate classroom book borrowing.
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