Smart Objects--"...is any physical object that inclues a unique identifier that can track information about the object." (The Horizon Report. p. 22)
How are smart objects be used in schools?
Arduino--"...an open-source electronics prototying platform that allows users to create objects that can sense and respond to the environment." (The Horizon Report. p. 24)
iPhone in Education: Using QR Codes in the Classroom--can convey homwork assignments to students using QR (quick response) codes.
LeapFrog Tag--allows very young children to use a pen to interact with specially printed books.
Siftables--watch the video to see an overview
UW Team Researches a Future filled with RFID Chips--RFID (radio-frequency identification) tags are used to track movements of people
Taken from The Horizon Report: 2009 K-12 Edition. p.24.