K–12 Schools Can Use NFTs to Store Educator and Student Records
One aspect of the blockchain that educators are particularly excited about is the decentralized ledger. This feature could allow schools to log educator credentials or share students’ cumulative achievements.
The data might also help teachers tailor their instruction and allow students to identify areas to work on, says Beau Brannan, a visiting humanities professor at Pepperdine University who has researched and lectured on NFTs in education.
Schools Can Use NFTs to Boost Student Engagement
Some tech startups, Brannan says, are working on creating engagement-oriented systems to allow educators to issue NFT badges when students finish assignments or gain new experiences.
The K12 Crypto platform, founded by former Los Angeles Unified School District Principal Amen Rahh, rewards students for meeting academic goals.
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Rahh says the soon-to-be launched system encourages students to work on attendance, academics and other goals while teaching them key emerging tech and finance concepts.
“If we want to prepare our students for the workforce, we have to understand how the future of our economy works,” he says.
Schools Can Use NFTs to Raise Funds and Support the Arts
Schools can also produce digital projects such as yearbooks and offer them for sale on a blockchain, Cohen says. However, he is particularly enthused about potential art-related NFT uses.
“You could get an NFT that was created by our students that could be printed, framed and showcased in your business, on your website, on your social platform,” he says.
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