To become literate in any context takes time, practice and experience and not all tasks have transferable learning. Mensing’s use of RFID codes at first seemed wonderful to me as she had a really good sales pitch, but after reading the comments section and noticing some people listing it as a gimmick it got me thinking. To use it as a quick way to access a digital resource is a great idea, but using it as a reward system also could add to the technology becoming a distraction. Teachers saying, “great job Ted” would surely be more effective then asking them to get their phone out, walk to the front of the room and scan something.
We need continue to find effective ways to add to learning and not just more things to interact with.