This idea utilizes your phone to count laps and your Chromebook or desktop to create the Bar Code Name Tags.
I don't remember who shared this idea (if it's you please let me know and I'd be happy to give you credit!) Update: the original post is here: https://www.elementarypeteacher.com/record-laps-free-lap-tracker/?utm_content=bufferd4df0&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer from Vicki Gould. Whew, I feel better.
As it is always problematic to get accurate lap counts, I just loved this idea. I made a few of my own tweaks and thought I'd share my version.
Here's how it works:
1. You create a bar code for each student.
2. Then, laminate the cards for students to carry or place them in clip-on name tag holders.
3. Install the app "Scanner" (search for "scanner inventory barcode scanner" (and look under "iPhone Apps" if on an iPad) as there are a ton of similar apps.) It looks like this:
4. Distribute the cards to your students.
5. Open the app and scan the student card each time they pass you.
6. When finished, enter your email and choose "Email CSV". You'll get a spreadsheet with your class list and the laps they completed. You can wait until the end of the day to email yourself all of your class data: just click the "+" to begin to record a new class.
When I saw the idea, I wanted to create a fast, easy way for teachers to generate and print the nametags. SOO... here it is. goo.gl/n8b4Yf
First enter a roster of your students on the "Roster Entry" spreadsheet. As soon as they are entered the nametags are automatically generated. To access the nametags click the tab at the bottom labeled "Bar Code Name Tags". Follow the print directions on the spreadsheet where you entered your roster.