A group of students in England got schooled by Microsoft Tag recently. Tag was part of TeenTech, an annual, one-day event that shows young teenagers in the U.K. the wide range of career possibilities in science, engineering and technology. The event was created in 2008 by Maggie Philbin, a BBC TV broadcaster who is known for presenting technology programs, and Chris Dodson from IoD, which is an organization that sets standards for company directors.
More than 350 students, ages 12-13, attended and seemed to easily understand (and embrace) the Tag concept. The students instantly saw how Tag could benefit them and also the type of business applications for which it could be used. The savvy teens also asked a lot of application questions such as whether or not Tag could be used on billboards.
The students also noted how Tag could be a sort of virtual tutor. For example, a Tag could be put on a worksheet and then take students to a website where they could get extra help on a related subject.
Speaking of worksheets, after the presentation the young participants filled out worksheets quizzing them on what Tag can do and what they themselves would use Tag for. One of our faves: “If I see something and I’m not sure that I want it I would scan it and show it to my parents so they could buy it for me.” Give that kid a gold star!
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