It's a well-known fact that technology which encourages active participation increases learning engagement. So when scannable technology embedded in class materials takes learners on an interactive journey, teachers know students can’t wait to get involved.
"Shomi Links add a cool and fun dimension to worksheets," says Open World Learning site leader, Timothy Klein, at Edgewater Elementary School in Jefferson County, Colorado.
And in Australia, Lucas Dredge, a grade 5 teacher at Port Melbourne Primary School, loves the one scan and go simplicity that saves previous time from manual keying errors better spent on learning.
Describing the ability to self-teach and self-monitor as some of the best traits of good learners, Dredge says Shomi Links allow teachers to create differentiated tasks for groups. "For example, one group could work independently by scanning a variety of resources and then completing a task. At the same time, the teacher could help another group that needed more support."
The Shomi Link is highly versatile - change font size to fit any line of text, colour and URL anytime - letting teachers link as many resources as he or she wants on paper. You can even build your own online content to link to if you can’t find something you like.
The Shomi App is free to download and use. Download the Shomi app here.
To download our worksheet examples, click here.
For instructions on how to generate a Shomi Link, click here.