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Unconventional Ways to Use a Scanner: The Teachers Edition!


It’s time for another edition of Unconventional Ways to Use a Scanner! So. Exciting. But really, it is. This time, we’re going through some ways that our most important work-force, educators, can use scanners to better their classrooms. There are endless ways to utilize scanners in the classroom, but we’ve picked our favorites for you!

  • Use your scanner to build up kids’ self-esteem. Once a week, make a child in your classroom feel special by scanning their amazing drawing (so they can have the original) and hanging it in your room. By the end of the year, you’ll have a wall full of artwork that will make everyone in your class feel special and valued!

child artwork

  • Use your scanner to keep parents informed and involved. Incorporate projects from the week into a newsletter or email to give parents a more in-depth look at what’s going on in the classroom. Using a scanner allows you to do this without ruining little Cindy’s project!
  • Let your kids have fun exploring small objects while learning. Scan and enlarge a leaf so they can see the up-close details during science. Scan and enlarge a quarter, dime, nickle, and penny when learning about money. The possibilities are endless, and it’s a great way to get kids interested!

close-up of pennyclose-up of leaf





  • Keep yourself organized and ready for parent-teacher conferences by creating a folder on your computer for each child at the beginning of the year. When they have a great (or not so great) quiz, homework, art project, you name it, scan it and throw it in the folder!
  • Show the kids how they’ve grown by scanning their hands at the beginning of the year and at the end of the year. They’ll love it, and it’ll be a great way to say goodbye for summer!

child handprint

We know teachers are on a tight budget already, but scanners can be extremely economical, especially when you won’t need a super high-tech one for the classroom. Check out our online store for refurbished scanners that are less expensive and still work like new!