I just discovered that our copy machine works as a scanner too. Below is a video demonstration that shows how the copier at my school can scan documents and send them as emails.
I’ve been on a quest to digitize all my materials for class in an effort to save paper and backup everything I have. Now that scanning multiple pages is so easy, here are a few things I’ve been scanning:
- answer keys: for worksheets and study guides
- students’ quizzes: like it or not some students cheat, now I have a record of what each quiz looked like before I passed it back
- old worksheets: I have few gems that are only in hard copy, now they can be backed up digitally
- workshop handouts: I still get a lot of paper from workshops but now I can file this material in folders with my other digital work
- clippings and comics: preserving the stack of newspaper clippings and comics that I’ve collected over the years is now a breeze
- extra readings: I like to share excerpts from books with my students but I was never happy with all the paper wasted when students read something once and then discard it
Those are just a few examples of how I’ve begun to digitize my classroom. If you have any other ideas, share them in the comments.