Attendance software and visitor management systems are vital for schools and many businesses—however, they can be intimidating, especially for young kids. Whether you’re drafting a lesson plan or coordinating a “bring your child to work” day, use these tips to help make your digital systems into a learning experience and inspire the next generation!
Offer resources on how the tech works
Fingerprint and other identification and access technology is the stuff of spy movies.Let your inner Q come out, and let them in on the secrets of how your systems work to vet and monitor everyone who comes through your doors.
Provide easy to understand written and verbal descriptions of why the system is in place
Obviously, no one wants to scare kids, so try not to focus on only the “keep bad guys out” angle. For example, if you are an office building, describe how these systems protect the confidentiality of important work. Also give equal weight to the other benefits of your system, like generating name tags and providing insight on traffic patterns.
Show them the data
Use the data you’ve collected to provide info on peak ingress and egress times, volume of visitors, or other pertinent statistics and ask them to try to deduce what influences that data. For example, was there a holiday break? Parent teacher conferences? Bring your kid to work day? Numbers don’t have to be boring—show them how to sleuth out meaning from statistics.
Ask them for their ideas
Now that they know the how and why of your systems, invite kids to share their ideas for improvement or new inventions. Who knows—they might have your next big idea!