Key Attributes of Advance School Management System

School management systems are changing the way that school function across the world. Today, with the help of various school ERP features educational institutes are able to function in a way that is more intelligent and user-friendly. Understanding the various benefits that the school management system offers, many schools and colleges have started using school ERP modules to govern their day to day activities and track the various paperwork that is managed by the school, thus making banal administrative work a lot easier relatively to the past.

Presently most of the school management system offers features  such as attendance management for the students and teachers, communication methods between the class teachers and the parents or after school communication between the students and the teachers, admission management for new registrations, time table scheduling and exam management. These are some of the school ERP features that are most appreciated and used by the school as they ease the challenges of daily work.

However, with new advancements in the field of education, there is an increased number of challenges that schools have to deal with, This brings with it the need for an advance school management system that can effectively manage these new age challenges in an efficient manner. Thus comes the need for an evolved and advance school management system like the Fedena school management system

The Fedena school management system offers a range of features that are updated on a regular basis so that they can keep up the challenges and updated requirements of every school and educational instate.

Some of the more recent updates of the Fedena advance school management system school include the below:

  • ID Card Generator

For security reasons, it is essential for all schools to ensure that their staff, students and teachers have ID cards. However, manually making these can be a tedious and time-consuming affair. The school ERP features of an advanced school management system ensure that these ID cards are made with minimal time and effort.

All that the team needs to do is to create and upload an ID card template or customize the existing template to suit the requirements of the school. The online system makes it easy to add images, photographs, and barcodes to help customize the content of the ID card in a way that meets the requirements of the school as well as suits the branding guidelines of the school.

  • Certificate Generator

The use of an advance school management system with school ERP modules also makes it easier for school to generate certificates for the students as and when needed. Using a Rich Text editor you can create certificates for either the employees or the students. Additionally, it allows schools to upload backgrounds, add photographs, logos, and bar codes to customize the certificate according to the needs of the school.

  • Reports Center

One of the key tasks of the teams working in a school is to generate reports. These can be reports related to grades of the students, the attendance, the transport system or any other details. A school ERP modules with advanced features ensure that these reports can be created efficiently, modified and customized when needed

  • Tax Module

With education becoming global it is important for schools to incorporate all types of fee structures followed by different institutions worldwide.  This also includes including tax modules that are followed by various schools across the world. The tax module of an advance school management system with school ERP modules enable taxes on all types of fee transactions – general fees, instant fees, transport, and hostel fees. This module can be used for VAT or other similar tax systems.

In an environment where taxation regulations are modified regularly, feature such as this can save the school plenty of time and effort and the online model allows for easy customization and modifications.

  • Custom Report Card 

Just like a flexible taxation module, Fedena’s flexible examination module allows all type of institutions to set up and manage various kind of grading systems for the courses they run, be it general, CCE, ICSE, CWA, GPA or CBSE pattern. The settings for each examination pattern allow the school then customize the report card format.

Teachers can easily customize the look and feel of the term and planner reports from Grade book the various report card templates that are available on the system. They can easily select and then configure additional settings within each template like an additional logo, color theme, student details etc.

Additionally, the use of an advance school management system with school ERP modules ensures that new features and feature enhancements are made all the time. This ensures that schools can always stay abreast of the latest global report card trends and communicate the student grades in an efficient manner.

  • Customize Invoices

The use of an advance school management system with school ERP modules also makes it easy for the school to customize the invoicing according to their requirements.  

  • Biometric Attendance Management System

The biometric features of an advanced school management system with school ERP modules ensures that the school daily attendance is an easy and hassle-free experience.

Today, for schools to function they need advanced systems that will help support them as they reach towards higher learning goals. With an advance school management system with school ERP modules, it is easier to update the features and offer educational institutes the best of the last technology and bring them up-to-date in a competitive and complex world

 

future ready administrator

Key Attributes of Future ready Administrators

Automating daily operations

The first attribute that a future-ready school administrator should have is the capability to automate the campus and help it embark on a path to progress. The leader should be a visionary who always makes the effort to create a campus that is healthy, thriving, and progressive. The only way to create such a campus is by automating all the processes that are being done in a manual way. This way you would be able to do away with the repetition of tasks as well. For example, if you automated the process of admissions you would be able to do everything online.

This includes activities such as the following:

  • receiving applications
  • sorting applications
  • creating merit lists
  • displaying merit lists
  • sending notifications
  • document management

This way, you would be able to save a lot of manual paperwork as well. It would also help you do your work in a much shorter span of time, and this, in turn, would make the school a lot more productive as well. By automating all your processes you would also have complete access to all your necessary data on a round-the-clock basis. You can be sure that as far as being ready for the future is concerned digitization is one of the most important tools out there.   

Improving continuously and using the latest educational technology

To be ready for the future you have to grow at all times. As a school administrator, you have to believe in this dictum and make every possible effort so that you can keep growing at all times. You can be sure that if the latest technology is not being used in your campus you are not growing or improving at all. If you are serious about driving progress in your institution as an administrator you need to be aware of the latest technology being used in the domain of education.

You also need to be capable enough to put these technologies to use in your school. You can be sure that this would lead to the best engagement in the school and help the students achieve the highest possible growth that they can. As a leader, you should be able to use the latest educational technologies and you yourself should be able to use them as well. If you step away from this responsibility you can be sure that you are shirking the duty of helping students maximize their potential as well.

Using digital tools in a wise way

As a leader, you would have many responsibilities and people would always be looking up to you as well to set the example. They would want to be inspired by you – your actions, thoughts, and words – and follow each and everything that you do willingly or unwillingly. If you are a smart administrator you would be using various digital tools in a wise way. You would be very cautious about what you are doing on platforms such as social media. In fact, this would be applicable for any other platform where people can see what you are doing.

As an administrator, you should refrain from cyber-bullying. At the same time, you should also recognize such acts on these platforms and stand up against them in an active manner rather than in a passive way. You need to be an upstander rather than being a bystander. You have to be very careful about what you post, like, and comment on in such a platform. This is because of your actions and decisions over here have the capacity to affect a lot of people at the same time.

Managing data and privacy in a smart way

If you want your campus to be a smart one, you have to be smart about the management of data in the same as well. It is absolutely necessary in these cases. For this purpose, you can use educational ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems and analytics tools that are meant for schools such as yourself. This way you would be able to find out some meaningful patterns. This, in turn, would help you make decisions that are effective, smart, and timely, to say the least. In these cases, all the data is there on a single platform.   

The best part of all this is that you would be able to access such data on a real-time basis as well. If you have the right kind of data management system you would be able to make all the changes that you want to and you would also be able to find out what would work the best for you. It could be any data related to the likes of students, campus, or the faculty in general. Security is of high importance in this context as well. You need to make efforts to ensure that such critical data is safe at all times.

Understanding and helping to bring about digital equity

This is the digital age but you would be surprised to find that not everyone has access to these devices as such. This is especially true for outside the school campus. If you are a future-ready administrator you would know that and also take steps to correct the imbalance as much as you can. As a leader, you may be aggressive with the promotion of e-learning. It would be a wise thing to do as well.

However, you also need to acknowledge that not everyone out there may have access to those facilities. They may not be as privileged as ones who have round the clock access to said digital devices. This is where they have to be provided sufficient time so that they can complete their work properly and stand a chance to shine just like the others who are doing the work in less time. It is very important to have digital equity in the school campus and the system needs to be as inclusive as well so that all kinds of learners can shine and do well.  

fedena 3.7

All New Features and Enhancements in Fedena 3.7

We are pleased to present our latest version Fedena 3.7. With each release, we have worked on introducing new and enhanced features to provide you with better user experience. With this release, we are bringing essential features you asked us- Custom Report Card in Gradebook, Transport revamp and few enhancements in the existing features like Timetable, subject center, Gallery.

This time we have named our release Titan, after the largest moon of Saturn. The meaning of Titan is “extremely important person”. We are dedicating this release to the “Father of Modern Education”, John Amos Comenius who is a titan in the world of modern education. He was born on March 28, 1592, in Nivnice, Moravia.

Throughout his life, he tried to improve the ways students were taught. His first success in this area was a Latin textbook, “The Gate of Languages Unlocked”, published in 1631. Comenius’s most important work, however, was written between 1628 and 1632, “The Whole Art of Teaching”. He addressed topics such as education for everyone, Learning by easy stages, Career preparation, Lifelong learning. It is thanks to him that educators today think these things are important. During his life, he wrote more than 200 books on his educational system of human betterment. He died on November 15, 1670.

What’s new in Titan?

New Features:

Gradebook Custom Reports

Gradebook with the new set of Report Card Templates allows customizing the look and feel of the term and planner reports. Select from a list of different designs like the Simple One Page templates or the Expanded Two Page format according to the requirements of that planner. More templates will soon be added with the existing templates. You can also configure additional settings within each template like an additional logo, color theme, student details etc. If you want different designs other than the ones provided, Give us a shout. Let’s make something awesome together.

Gradebook Records and Remarks

Records

Show Student Records in Gradebook Reports as per the report settings in each planner. Enable Student Records, set the frequency as once each exam, once each term or once each planner depending on how Student Records are to be displayed in reports. Add new records and link the record groups.

Remarks

Remarks feature in Gradebook provides a configurable Remark System. It comes with two types of remarks – General Remark, and Subject-wise Remark. Add General Remark to either Exam report, Term report or Planner report.

Enable Subject-wise Remark to allow remark against each subject in the exam planner. Create Remark templates using the Remark Bank. Add remarks from the remark bank to students from the Manage Remarks page.

 

Transport Revamp

Capture information like type of the vehicle, stops allotted, certificates with reminders if the license expires, details of vehicle maintenance and drivers/attendant allocated. All new transport feature focuses on generating optimum bus routes to ensure the most efficient use of school transport services. With the Basic Settings option in Transport Settings, you can configure how transport routes are assigned to passengers that is, enable the route mode as different pickup/drop route or a single pickup/drop route. Fare collection can be made stop based or a flat amount irrespective of the stop. You can also enable or disable auto update of unpaid fee collection when passenger route is changed. Also, you can import the transport settings of the previous year with the help of transport import option.

Master Fees

Master Particulars and Master Discounts

All new feature in Finance helps to create Master Particular and Master Discounts in order to avoid the confusion and complexity involved in dealing with multiple fee heads. The existing fee heads and discounts can be linked with the Master Particulars which will then be listed while doing transactions.

Late Attendance

Get a count of latecomers with the all-new feature in Fedena which lets you mark the student as late if they arrive late to class. Enable Custom Attendance to use this feature. The attendance report will vary as you enable or disable this feature. However, in the reports, the late attendance will be recorded as ‘present’ for calculation of attendance totals or percentages.

Financial Year

With this feature, you can manage different transactions carried out under a particular financial year. This financial year will be the default year range for the finance module. It helps us organize your transactions chronologically for better efficiency.

Enhancements:

Subjects Center

  • Import Subjects

Now import subjects from as many courses as you wish, select the subjects from different courses to club them together as subjects in a particular course.

  • Last date for elective groups in the Subjects center

Keep a fixed date within which the subjects should be assigned to courses. So, once the date is crossed, these elective subjects cannot be assigned.

Edit subjects in Manage subjects

You can now edit the subjects in Manage Subjects. An edit option is provided against each Subject. All the details about the subject can be edited except ‘Subject code’.

Loss of Pay Days (LOPD) and Number of Days Worked (NDW) in HR Loss of Pay formula

Calculate the Loss of Pay by using either of the two, Loss of Pay Days(LOPD) or Number of Days Worked(NDW), depending on how an institution prefers to calculate the Loss of Pay for each employee.

Teacher availability matrix in Timetable Swap

Swapping has been made easier, you don’t need to go back to the timetable to check if the teacher is available. If an employee is already engaged in some other class or Non-Holiday event for that particular hour, then you will be notified about it.

Subject group mark calculation in Gradebook reports

Enable calculation and display of Subject group’s mark in the Gradebook Report. Also,

an edit option is provided against each Subject Group with which you can edit the name of the group as well as enable the calculation of score if required.

Gallery image download

You can now download the albums and pictures shared in the Gallery.

Message Attachments

Sending attachments with the messages is no longer confined to a single attachment. You can now send up to 5 attachments after this update.

Finance Reports

  • Particular-wise Student Transaction Report

It is now possible to generate a detailed transaction report of each student. The transactions will be displayed against each particular for every student involved in the process.

  • Particular-wise Daily Transaction Report

With this enhanced feature, you can generate a complete report of transactions done on each day of the specified date range.

  • Payment mode Summary Report

View summary report of transaction done in the different modes of payment.

We have fixed 20+ issues in Fedena 3.7 release. Learn about it in Release Note. Also, share what would you like us to improve next and for better Fedena experience try our free demo.

Fedena 3.7 Release Note

Titan: Fedena 3.7 Release Note

About this document

This document contains information about the new and enhanced features in the latest release of Fedena. We strongly recommend that you read the entire document.

Fedena 3.7

What’s new in Fedena

Here is the list of new features included with this release of Fedena 3.7

Feature Description User Role Module
Gradebook Custom Reports Customize the look and feel of the term and planner reports from Gradebook with the new set of Report Card Templates. Select from a list of different designs like the Simple One Page template or the Expanded Two Page format according to the requirements of that planner. More templates coming soon. Configure additional settings within each template like an additional logo, color theme, student details etc. Administrator, Privileged Employee Gradebook
Gradebook Records and         Remarks Records

With this new feature in Gradebook, show Student Records in Gradebook Reports as per the report settings in each planner. Enable Student Records, set the frequency as once each exam, once each term or once each planner depending on how Student Records are to be displayed in reports. Add new records and link the record groups.

Remarks

New Remarks feature in Gradebook provides a configurable Remark System. There are two types of remarks – General Remark, and Subject-wise Remark. Add General Remark to Exam report, Term report or Planner report. Enable Subject-wise Remark to allow remark against each subject in the exam planner.

Create Remark templates using the Remark Bank. Add remarks from the remark bank to students from the Manage Remarks page.

Administrator, Privileged Employee Gradebook
Transport Revamp All new Transport module captures much more information like type of vehicle, stops allotted, certificates with reminders if the license expires, details of vehicle maintenance and drivers/attendant allocated. Define vehicle routes with different pickup/drop routes for every student. Fare collection can be stop based or a flat amount irrespective of the stop.

Important:

  • Transport can be assigned to users during admission.
  • Start with Basic Settings to setup configurations in the transport module according to your institution. Ensure that no changes are required after the configuration is done.
  • Passengers are no longer assigned to Vehicles. A single vehicle may be assigned to more than one route. Finish setup of Vehicles to add missing details.
  • Make the necessary changes to the routes and stops as required before you start using the module again. The sub-routes have been converted to stops. Routes and Stops are auto-created after the update.
  • If the same vehicle was used for more than one route, new routes are created using the same name appended by a number.
  • Vehicles, Routes, and Stops are created Academic year wise. Use the import feature to copy settings from the current academic year to the next.
Administrator, Privileged Employee Transport
Master Fees Master Particulars

Avoid confusion and complexity while dealing with different fee categories. All new feature allows creating distinctive Master Particulars to use them under different fee categories. Link the existing fee categories to the Master Particulars created, to use them in the further transaction processes.

Master Discounts

Create distinctive Master Discounts to apply them under different fee categories. For the existing discounts, link them to the master discounts to avoid the complexity involved while doing transactions.

Administrator, Privileged Employee Finance
Late Attendance With this new feature, you can get a count of latecomers. Enable Custom Attendance to mark the attendance as late for the students who arrive late to the class. Administrator, Privileged Employee Attendance
Financial Year You can now manage different transactions carried out under a particular financial year. This financial Year will be the default year range for the finance module. Helps organize transactions chronologically for better efficiency. Administrator, Privileged Employee Finance

 

What’s enhanced in Fedena

Here is the list of enhanced features included with this release of Fedena 3.7

Feature Description User Role Module
Subjects Center Import Subjects

This feature allows importing subjects from as many courses as you wish. Select the subjects from different courses to club them together as subjects in a particular course.  

Last date for elective groups in the Subjects center

Provide the last date for elective groups in the Subjects Center to ensure that these subjects are assigned to courses within the mentioned date. Once the date is crossed, these elective subjects cannot be assigned to courses.

Administrator, Privileged Employee, Batch Tutor, Subject Teacher Subjects Center
Edit subjects in Manage subjects Subjects in Manage Subjects can now be edited. An edit option is provided against each Subject. All the details about the subject can be edited except ‘Subject code’. Administrator, Privileged Employee Settings
Loss of Pay Days (LOPD) and Number of Days Worked (NDW) in HR Loss of Pay formula Loss of Pay can now be calculated either by using Loss of Pay Days(LOPD) or Number of Days Worked(NDW), depending on how an institution prefers to calculate the Loss of Pay for each employee. Administrator, Privileged Employee Human Resource
Teacher availability matrix in Timetable Swap Swapping can be either Timetable swapping or Employee-wise swapping. If an employee is already engaged in some other class or Non-Holiday event for that particular hour, then you will be notified about it. With this feature, you don’t need to go back to the timetable to check if the teacher is available. Administrator, Privileged Employee Timetable
Subject group mark calculation in Gradebook reports With this feature, you now have an option to enable calculation and display of Subject group’s mark in the Gradebook Report.

An edit option is provided against each Subject Group with which you can edit the name of the group as well as enable the calculation of score if required.

Administrator, Privileged Employee Gradebook
Gallery image download Students and Employees can now download images shared in the Gallery. Administrator, Privileged Employee Gallery
Message Attachments The enhanced version of Message allows sending multiple attachments with the messages. It is no more confined to sending a single attachment. Administrator, Privileged Employee Message
Finance Reports Particular-wise Student Transaction Report

Generate a detailed transaction report of each student. The transactions will be displayed against each particular for every student involved in the process.

Particular-wise Daily Transaction Report

With this enhanced feature, generate a complete report of transactions done on each day of the specified date range.

Payment mode Summary Report

View summary report of transaction done in the different modes of payment.

Administrator, Privileged Employee Finance

 

Issues Fixed

Here is the list of issues fixed in this release of Fedena 3.7

Gradebook

  • Error in Gradebook on regenerating reports fixed
  • Batch tutors and subject teachers unable to submit marks

Applicant Registration

  • Error while deleting the application form with additional fields customized and mapped from the system
  • Modal box throwing 500 error while downloading PDF of the application form, student profile photo

Settings

  • Error in displaying the students’ list during a batch transfer fixed
  • Two SMS gets initiated for a single fee collection
  • Fixed a 500 error in the SMS module for new schools
  • Internal message delivers the message to the wrong recipient when language is set to RTL language
  • Issue with Employee subject association during Revert batch transfer fixed

Finance

  • Discount issues with the batch transferred students fixed
  • The amount-wise instant discount issue for student category wise fee submission is fixed
  • Fixed the issue of mismatch in Fee amounts between different pages
  • Problem with fee collection updating and deletion of archived students fixed
  • Previous batch discounts reflecting on the new batch
  • Fixed the problem of receipt duplication in the Revert transaction page
  • Fee particulars disabled for one batch if previously assigned to another batch
  • Issue with the fees history fixed

Custom Report

  • The generated report shows details of all the students irrespective of the input criteria selected
  • Issue with translation in Custom Reports fixed
  • Fixed the problem of displaying empty data in the Custom Report

Attendance

  • The issue with marking of subject-wise attendance after the batch transfer is fixed
  • Fixed the problem with the consolidated subject-wise attendance report
  • The issue in archived subject-wise attendance report fixed
  • Mismatch in the overall hours’ count fixed

ID card generator

  • Error while generating ID card for students with empty additional fields fixed
  • Fixed the problem with Arabic language content in ID card
  • Deleted batches accessible in the ID card

Certificate generator

  • Deleted batches accessible in the Certificate generator
  • Fixed 500 error in viewing and generating the certificate

Custom Import

  • Error stated username already taken is fixed
  • Student CSV import shows profile photo related columns

Human Resource

  • Issue with Loss Of Pay in employee pay slip pdf report fixed
  • Problem with custom payslip report name given in non-English language fixed
  • Displaying wrong notification text for leave application

Examination

  • Problem of data mismatch in Attendance report in the Examination module fixed
  • Fixed issue with the student-wise report on deleting the External marks
  • Applicable subject grade missing in the student transcript report
  • Issue with total marks in consolidated pdf report fixed

Online Exam

  • Problem with view results of online exams in displaying the scores fixed
  • View result page shows the result for combined students list irrespective of the batch selected

Report

  • Sibling Report does not show other siblings of the deleted student
  • Problem with the total amount in the student fee defaulters page fixed

Timetable

  • Fixed 500 error on clicking manage timetable

API

  • Problem with subject name in timetable API fixed

Gallery

  • Employee is able to access the gallery without the specific privilege

Instant Fees

  • Fixed the Issue with total amount on deselecting particulars in instant fee pay page, when tax setting is disabled
Innovative Methods of Teaching

Innovative Methods of Teaching Strategies : That Will Help Every Teacher In The Classroom

Some of our most inspiring and unforgettable movies are of teachers and professors who use innovative methods of teaching to reach out to the minds of the students and win the hearts of the audience while doing so. While a few years ago, one would only see such innovative and effective teaching on the screen, today technology has given teachers across the world a number of tools to enhance teaching methods.

Here are some innovative teaching strategies which every teacher can embrace and make their teaching way more interesting:

1. Cross over Teaching

While this form of teaching does not include technology, it is an enriching experience for the student as well as the faculty. Here, the learning happens in an informal setting such as after-school learning clubs, or trips to museums and exhibition. The teacher can link the educational content with the experiences that the students are having. This teaching is further enhanced and deepened by adding questions related to the subject. The students can then add to the classroom discussions through field trip notes, photographic projects and other group assignments related to the trip.

2. Teaching through Smart Boards

Smart boards are an effective way to bring the classroom to life while helping students experience a deeper level of engagement and understanding. This is done by making the course content interactive and visual. The smart boards transform the teaching experience into an interactive and collaborative experience as the teachers use dynamic multimedia content, to help convey the topic more effectively to the students and making it a visual, engaging experience.

3. Teaching through Flipping Classrooms

Flipping the classroom is becoming an increasingly popular effective teaching method. In this technique, the students are made active participants of the learning process by passing the onus of learning on them, it requires the teachers to relegate to the role of resource providers and the students take the responsibility of gathering concepts information. Using various tools of technology the students are encouraged to constructing knowledge, fill in the information gaps and make inferences on their own as and when needed.

While many may question if giving students the responsibility of learning may world, it has been seen by teachers across the world that when put in charge of their own learning they immersive themselves more in the subject, taking more interest and learning better.

This method of teaching is one of the best ways to lay the foundation in independent learning.

4. Teaching through collaboration

Another innovative method of teaching involves encouraging student collaboration for various projects. Today, we live in a globalized world and collaboration is an essential life skill that is important for all careers and enterprises. Teachers can help foster this skill in the classroom by allowing students to learn, study and work in groups.

For instance, by assigning group homework or encouraging students to work together on plays, presentations and other reports.   Today, collaboration as a form of teaching is gaining acceptance as a powerful teaching tool where once again the responsibility is on the group of students are the educators play to the role of guides, mentors, supervisors for the students. It also teaches students empathy, negotiation skills, teamwork, and problem-solving.

5. Teaching through Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality technology involves helping students learn through interactions with a 3D world. For instance, instead of taking the students through a boring history class, the teachers can use 3D technology to explore ancient civilizations, travel to distant countries for a class in geography or even take a trip to outer space during a class on science.

Virtual Reality technology offers students a valuable opportunity to learn in an immersive manner that creates a lasting impression on their minds. It makes learning fun and helps the students retain the material for a longer time – all the essential points when considering effective teaching methods in a classroom

6. Teaching through 3D printing technology

Teachers looking for innovative methods of teaching can also look at 3D printing as a means of teaching. This method is fast gaining global acceptance, especially in higher educational institutes where 3D printers are used to create prototypes and make complex concepts easy to understand. In the lower level classrooms, teachers can use the 3D printers to teach content that was previously taught via textbooks, thus helping students gain a better understanding of the concept- especially STEM subjects.

7. Teaching through Cloud Computing

Bring technology into the classroom allows educators to experiment with innovative methods of teaching. The use of cloud computing is one such method where teachers can save vital classroom resources such as lesson plans, notes, audio lessons, videos, and assignments details on the classroom cloud. This can then be accessed by the students from the comfort of their homes, whenever needed bringing the classroom back to the students with the click on a mouse. It also ensures that students who have missed class either for illness or any other reason stay updated at all times. It eliminates the need for lugging around heavy textbooks and allows students to learn at a time, place and pace that they are comfortable with

8. Technology and innovative methods of teaching

The use of technology in the classroom helps to engage the students with different kinds of stimuli and creates an environment of activity-based learning. It makes the content of the classroom more interesting and makes learning fun.

For teachers, technology offers an endless set of resources that they can tap into depending on the need of the students. While this blog lists a few such resources, for a teacher looking for effective teaching methods in a classroom, turning towards the latest technology will offer a vast number of updated solutions.

Student portal in school ERP software

Student Portal in Fedena School ERP Software : Part 2

In our previous blog, you have learned what all the benefits students can gain with Fedena school ERP software student portal. In part 2, we have focused on the Fedena school ERP software student portal features.

What features does the Fedena School ERP software provide in Student Portal?

Fedena’s own student portal is a good example of a robust, yet easy to use and adaptable student portal in school ERP. Here are the features you can expect in the Fedena student portal in school ERP:

1. Timetable Management 

timetable management

The Timetable feature in the Fedena allows error-free and easy to understand timetables to be created within a matter of minutes, optimizing it according to the schedule of teachers or educators, other employees, and the students themselves. This helps students plan their day better and remain top of being organized thanks to the Fedena student portal in school ERP.

2. Attendance Management

The Student Attendance feature enables teachers to quickly take and mark student attendance in their classes. This ensures efficient, error-free record keeping for students and for teachers to more quickly get to the lesson at hand, thanks to the Fedena student portal in school ERP.

3. Admissions System

admission management

Admission feature helps in smoothening the admissions process at your school. Create customized school admission forms and find students who are the perfect fit for your schools. Not only is using student portal in school ERP beneficial to students by making the admissions process easier, but even the burden on administration is also reduced.

4. Assignment Submission

In this module, the entire homework process becomes easier. Assign homework assignments easily within the student portal along with due dates, attachments that students may need, and other instructions.  No more paper wastage, teachers can collect the assignment in a unified place, review it and provide instant feedback to students.

5. Library 

With the Library module, library management becomes a breeze for your educational institution. Maintain records of all library assets, barcode all assets within the student portal in school ERP, keep track of all items easily and offer a seamless library experience to all patrons. An age-old experience is modernized by the student portal in school ERP.

6. Birthday Alerts

For a lot of students, school is often a home away from home. Build this family feeling using the birthday alert feature in the student portal in school ERP, which alerts you to student and employee birthday on the student portal in school ERP dashboard itself. Students feel more at home thanks to the student portal in school ERP, like Fedena.

7. Hostel 

hostel management

The Hostel feature in the Fedena student portal in school ERP enables administrators to efficiently manage student housing. Assign hostel rooms to specific students at a glance, manage room transfers, fees, and other hostel or housing related tasks easily. Warden can create customized reports in order to keep a track on every hostel related details. This system reduces labor work and improves their efficiency.

8. Event 

Thanks to with the calendar feature in the Fedena student portal in school ERP, managing events is a breeze. Events become a part of the institution’s calendar and can be color-coded to stand out and attract attention resulting in greater attendance and interaction from stakeholders with their institution. Schedule events, along with additional details, according to everyone’s availability and notify them of the same easily using school ERP software.

 

9. Discussion Platform

The Discussion feature of the Fedena allows employees, teachers, students and employees to collaborate, interact and create together. Discussions help with higher engagement between all parties in a school and result in newer thoughts and learning for everyone. Higher engagement in the student portal for school ERP results in more ideation and creativity for students and other stakeholders in the school.

10. Custom Student Remark

The custom student remark feature allows feedback or comments to be left in the form of remarks for each student from the teacher. Subjective, tailored feedback is key to helping students improve their work and learn more efficiently. In the student portal for school ERP, this kind of remark can be left for individual students or for particular exams, making constructive criticism easier than ever before thanks to the student portal in school ERP.

11. Gallery 

The Gallery feature allows the school to quickly share images and announcements with students, teachers, parents, and other stakeholders. In the student portal, it is possible to do create albums, do batch uploads and delete redundant albums as needed. Data shows that visuals like photos and videos tend to be more engaging for viewers, especially for the younger generation like students. Communicate more visually with your students’ thanks to the student portal in school ERP enabling greater inclusivity and engagement with students.

12. Calendar/Event Management

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The calendar feature allows better planning for all stakeholders in the educational institution since it allows for easy planning, scheduling, and an announcement of happenings on campus. It is also color coded making it very user-friendly for all users of the student portal in school ERP. Having calendar results in better planning and awareness of going on for all stakeholders in the school. This helps build a sense of purpose and unity within the school, thanks to the student portal in school ERP.

13. Report Center for Results

The report center feature of the Fedena student portal in school ERP allows reports to be generated for all the stakeholders in your educational institutions. Whether it is for students, employees, teachers or other stakeholders, these reports can easily be found and retrieved in the report center. These reports can range from everything like results for exams, course information, or fee schedules.

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Student Portal in Fedena School ERP Software : Part 1

Why a Student Portal in School ERP is a necessity for your educational institution

What is a Student Portal in School ERP Software?

Student portals are essentially online gateways through which students of an educational institution are able to access information regarding their classes, teachers, and general schooling easily and at their fingertips in a timely fashion. Student portals are generally the student facing side of the school ERP system (meaning school enterprise resource planning software or platform). While there can exist student portals that are dedicated entirely for students, very often student portals are part of a larger school ERP software.

A school ERP software is more comprehensive and holistic in terms of its use, making it useful to teachers or educators, non-education staff, management, administrative staff, and others, in addition to the students themselves. Implementing the use of a student portal in school ERP will thus help also bring students closer to the various stakeholders in the educational ecosystem and help them integrate more easily with student life on campus at their educational institutions itself.

Why do we need a Student Portal in School ERP Software?

But do even need a student portal in school ERP?

In a world that is increasingly embracing technology, it is important to keep pace with the times. This is increasingly the case when it comes to engaging with younger students. A student portal in school ERP is an easy way to connect students more easily with their school. A student portal in school ERP lets students communicate with a variety of stakeholders in the school in a secure fashion, finish administrative tasks like fee payment and enrollment within the portal itself swiftly and easily, and also keep track of their academic progress without any hassles.

 Before jumping to the advantages of students portal in school ERP system. Let’s have a look of a student portal in Fedena  

It is also important to remember that most school and college going students right now have grown up with technology. This means that they are intimately familiar with its use in day to day life. Tapping into this level of comfort through the use of technology to convey important information is not something that can be ignored. Student portal in school management system is thus the swiftest way to engage with students familiar with technology regarding their education and learning experience while at their school or college.

Hence, Student portal is now a necessity for any school or college that aims to champion their most important stakeholders – the student – while also being considered a modern, forward-thinking school of repute in their educational ecosystem.

What are the advantages of having a Student Portal in School ERP System?

1. Improve Student’s Academic Growth                                              

A big part of good scholarship is based on good planning. With the student portal, the students of an educational institution are able to better plan their studies and learning. It allows students to keep their reading materials organized by course, communicate with fellow students or special groups for some peer learning or to coordinate group studies, review test scores confidentially, communicate with their teachers at any time and from anywhere for someone on one office hours, etc. The possibilities are endless and the student portal in school ERP becomes a cherished companion in improving a student’s academic growth.

2. Zero Time Wastage

In a fast-paced world, time is of the ultimate essence. Things are no different for students at an educational institution, like a school or a college. In between classes, extracurriculars, examinations, applications for jobs and internships or for college, and other responsibilities of life, a student has a jam-packed schedule these days. It is thus vital that students – just like the adults they will grow up to be – manage their time well in order to succeed. A student portal in school ERP will help with just this endeavor.

For students, the ERP system in schools eliminates long queues and cumbersome processes for tasks like fee payment or enrollment for a class, assignment submission, and much more. Using this automated system student are able to make more efficient and effective use of their time.               

3. Keeps Students Up to Date

A student portal in school ERP is a great communication platform on multiple levels. Not only is secure and confidential, the one on one communication possible with various stakeholders at the educational institution. Also, it allows for groups of students to conduct group study or for special interests or class and batch-wise groups to be set up easily in the student portal in school ERP. This means that teachers and parents can easily communicate within the student portal in school ERP about a student’s projects with access to allied information and notes available within the platform itself. Students are able to connect with their fellow learners within the student portal in school ERP to engage in some peer mentoring.

Administrative staff and management are able to send out SMS alerts or email alerts to parents and students through the student portal in school ERP to update them on breaking information in a timely fashion. The dashboard can display institution-wide notification blasts that are easily viewable within the student portal in school ERP.

Even a function like transport management is available in student portal in school ERP, allowing parents or guardians to track the whereabouts of their younger children, allowing for real-time updates on their child or ward’s well being.

4. Improve Student Communication with Parents

Communication is an essential facet of having a successful team behind a student’s well being and superlative academic performance. Other than the relationship between teacher and student, and teacher and parent, the lines of communication and equation a student and parent share is also very important. This is because only teamwork makes the dream work. The student portal in school ERP helps with this communication, while also being an easily accessible platform for information or materials that help contextualize school-related communication between parents and students.

Using school ERP software, parents are able to navigate and track their child’s academic progress and communicate with their teachers about how best to support their student’s efforts. In addition, it also helps students communicate similarly with their parents and teachers, while also engaging them in a more continual and holistic way with regards to their learning.                                             

5. Improve student’s communication with teachers:

Oftentimes, timely help is most scarce in overburdened and overstressed educational institutions. Being able to have access to a teacher’s help when it is needed the most is important for students striving to hit their educational milestones. Keeping this in mind, the school ERP offers a variety of modes through which student communication with teachers can be enhanced. This is especially the case outside the classroom, where a student portal in school ERP becomes a reliable tool through which students connect with teachers in real time.

For instance, they are able to send personal messages to teachers using the student portal, set up groups within the student portal that allows them to focus on specific subjects or classes, and also access all course and learning materials the teacher has uploaded into the student portal in school ERP. Thus, thanks to the student portal in school ERP, student, and teacher communication is vastly enhanced and made possible anywhere and at any time, even remotely.

6. Improve student communication with classmates:   

Research shows us that increasingly peer engagement and peer learning is becoming a mode of learning and teaching that educators want to capitalize on. The student portal in school ERP is especially suited to implementing this mode of learning within the classroom, while also ensuring that resources are used conservatively. In the student portal in school ERP, it is possible to set up one on one communication with students in a particular class, set up groups with special focuses or for specific subjects, and to also allow for shared learning through the use of common classroom materials. Thus, the student portal for school ERP is essential for student communication with fellow classmates.

7. Comprehensive information at your fingertips

A student portal in school ERP is essentially a repository of information that is useful to students. This covers a wide range of requirements that students and their fellow stakeholders will have, including but not limited to information concerning administrative tasks like exam enrollment, setting up of student events, communication with teachers, parents, fellow students and the school at large, information on where and how to access student course materials, etc.

Information is limitless and well organized in a student portal in school ERP making it more than a data dump or an unorganized information repository. Instead, the information in a student portal in school ERP is easily accessed, understandable and easy to use by and for the student. A student portal in school ERP is thus necessary for students overwhelmed or overloaded with large amounts of vital information necessary to their schooling and learning.

 

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School ERP Software with Human Resource Function

In organizations across the world, the human resource function is one of the most essential departments as the employees are the stepping stone for the success of any organization. In schools and educational institutes too, the human resource management system is one of the most critical functions.  This is the reason that when selecting a perfect school ERP software, it is important to consider software that offers a combination of automated processes that connect human resource management and information technology in a seamless manner.

When selecting a School ERP software, it is essential to ensure that the School ERP has every feature you will ever need to run your institution efficiently. This also includes a fully-fledged Human Resource module that will help with the automation of repetitive and time-consuming tasks associated with human resources management  Using a multi-function human resource management system will help to free up some of the school staff’s employees most valuable resource – time. It will also ensure that the focus of the school HR team is shifted to creating a culture of world-class education, long term employee retention, and other highly impactful areas that will help the productivity of the school.

Benefits of a human resource management module:

1. Employee Attendance Management

One of the foremost advantages of using a human resource management system is the automatic management of attendance for the employees. This information can be captured with the assistance of a biometric device that the staff can use with minimum assistance. The system creates automatic reports that can be tallied easily at the end of the month for easy attendance calculation.

Additionally, the school employees can easily apply for a leave on the school ERP software for payroll management. The leave applications can be easily approved by the manager when needed. The system also allows for easy leave calculations at the end of every leave cycle. By automating the process, not only does it save employee time, but it makes employee attendance and leave management a lot easier and faster.

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2. Employee data management

The human resource function in an educational institute includes the collation of a lot of employee-related data such as financial information, health, addresses for communication, qualifications and salary details among other things. The school ERP software for payroll management ensures that all these documents – many of which can also be highly confidential can be stored in the software in a safe and secure manner. All that the employees need to do is upload the quick and customizable employee admission form in one go. The software also allows for bulk employee import option so that all the details of the employees can be uploaded on the software in a few quick moments.

Additionally, using a school management software for payroll management ensures that this information can be updated, accessed with the easy click of a mouse.

3. Easy personnel grievance management

Another benefit of using a school ERP software for HR management is that it becomes easy to update any personal queries, complaints, and grievances on the software through private messages and emails to the administration staff. These queries or messages can be addressed in a confidential manner and helps assure the staff and the teams that there is support available to them when wanted.

One of the key aims of a human resource management system is to provide complete information and support to the administration as well as the employees for any queries or updates. Thus, supporting them and enabling them to function in a seamless and more effective manner

4. Simple Payroll management

When registering with a human resource management system like Fedena, one of the advantages is a simple payroll management system where the educational institute can manage the payroll system with ease.

Routine functions such as attendance calculation, leave management, payroll assignment, pay slips generation can easily be taken care of by the school ERP software for payroll management.

The payroll setup can be done for variations of earnings, deductions and various deductibles. The system also supports instant amount changes in payroll when needed. Thus, instead of spending productive hours calculating and correcting the pay slips, the administrative staff can simply outsource the same to the school ERP software for payroll management.

Additionally, payroll can be collectively assigned to employees sharing similar pay structure and frequency, thus making the monthly task of payroll calculation easier and faster.

For those worried about the security of an online system, the Human Resource manager can be given special security privileges to generate pay slips based on payment frequency. Thus, ensuring the security of the information and the employee data.

Also, the payslip report settings can be configured in a way that allows for separate privileges to be assigned for the approval, rejection, regeneration of pay slip for employees. The settings can also be configured to integrate the loss of pay calculation in employees’ pay slip.

Thus, the use of a school ERP software for payroll management can help the Human Resource staff of a school function in an effective and efficient manner

Web Based versus Cloud Based School Management Software

Is Web-based school management software or Cloud-based school management software the right fit for you?

What is school management software?

Simply put, school management software is a tool or a platform that helps schools better implement all of the processes that make up the running of a school.

While it is best suited for taking up administrative tasks, school management software is beneficial to a variety of stakeholders. Parents can use school management software for a variety of purposes, from tracking the academic progress of their child in the class to receiving live updates about their location while commuting between school and home using school transport. Teachers are able to use school management software to better administer their classes and also improve communication with other stakeholders like parents and students to ensure that work is goal oriented. Administers are able to reduce the labor required of them by automating numerous repetitive and rules-driven processes using the school management software. Management also benefits from the use of school management software – the reduced labor and overhead costs will positively impact the bottom line.

What is Web Based School Management Software?

A web-based school management software is a type of school management software that runs in your native browser, used to browse the world wide web. This type of school management software requires a working and active internet connection to work since all the actions are done over this internet connection. A web-based school management software can also be a client-based software that is installed on the desktop but only operates over the internet using an external server.

Web-based school management software is usually a classic application – most early school management software was web-based school management software.

What are the advantages of web-based school management software?

Web-based school management software will be familiar to many legacy users of school management software or tools. With the advent of the internet, web-based school management software became popular because of the easy connectivity is provided via the internet. The advantages of using web-based school management software are below:

1. Anywhere accessibility

Web-based school management software can be accessed from anywhere that has an internet connection. This means the web-based school management software can be accessed and used from a mobile phone, a tab, a laptop, a desktop or any device that is connected to the internet. There is no need to download any special app or plugin in order to be able to use web-based school management software. It can be accessed through a simple, pre-existing world wide web browser.

2. One window record management

All information that is being used and processed within the web-based school management software is stored within this school management software itself. This information would include everything from administrative processes to student information to live to track of the school bus or school transport for students commuting from school to home and vice versa. Easy, one window accessibility of information is important for efficient and easy decisions making for all users of the web-based school management software.

3. Unique user-driven experience

Unlike generic school management software, web based school management software is often way more user-oriented. This is through a variety of ways, but often, web-based school management software will offer different user experiences or user interfaces for each stakeholder in the educational ecosystem, including parents, teachers or educators, management, administrative staff, non-education staff, and students. The web-based school management software may not contain all these profiles – instead they can often be customized to suit each educational institution’s specific needs.

4. Using familiar technology

For most stakeholders, including those who were not born into using technology in their schools and workplaces, a web-based school management software is still more familiar than other apps or platforms. A large portion of employees at educational institutions is used to and comfortable with the use of their native web browsers. This means that less time and effort and funds will be spent to onboard users of a web-based school management software, resulting in faster understanding and use of the web-based school management software.

What is Cloud Based School Management Software?

A cloud-based school management software relies on data stored in the cloud to operate or function. Unlike web-based school management software, cloud-based school management software can be used even without an active internet connection in offline mode. It is also more responsive to user interactions and has faster processing time, since the information has to merely be retrieved from the cloud, instead of over an internet connection.

Cloud-based school management software is seen as more modern and cutting edge in terms of technology, especially when compared with web-based school management software. This is due to the kind of technology it uses, where information is stored in the cloud, instead of being retrieved from external servers using an internet connection.

In many ways, cloud-based school management software is an evolution of web-based school management software. This means that cloud-based school management software can also be seen as a combination of web-based school management software and traditional desktop-based applications. This is why a lot of the features in cloud-based school management software will seem familiar to web-based school management software users.

What are the advantages of Cloud-Based School Management Software?

While web-based school management software might be endemic to the educational ecosystem at this point in time – thanks to its legacy status – increasingly cloud-based solutions are becoming popular across industries. Education is no different, with the advent of cloud-based school management software. Below we discuss in greater detail the advantages of cloud-based school management software:

1. Can be used in offline mode

All the data that is captured or stored in cloud-based school management software is actually cached locally, making it possible for the cloud-based school management software to be used comprehensively in offline mode. This is especially useful for educational institutions that are present in far-flung places or in places with unstable infrastructures, such as patchy internet connectivity or extensive load shedding. Cloud-based school management software is thus friendlier to a diverse range of schools.

2. Cloud-based data storage

Unlike a web-based school management software, all data is stored in a cloud or cloud-like infrastructure with the cloud-based school management software. This means easier and more reliable accessibility that does not rely on numerous other moving parts in order to access your data. It also means that your data is available offline since an internet connection is not required to access data in a cloud-based school management software. This is also helpful when working with other applications or tools that use cloud-based data storage – your cloud-based school management software functions seamlessly and flawlessly with these allied applications.

3. Keeps pace with your school’s needs

Unlike web-based school management software, cloud-based school management software is inherently scalable. This means that as your educational institution goes, so do the capabilities of your cloud-based school management software. This is especially useful for a growing school that is seeking to invest in technology that would keep pace with them – cloud-based school management software is built to be flexible and accommodating to a school’s growing and changing needs.

4. Multiple centers of data storage

Unlike a web-based school management software, cloud-based school management software distributes the data it is storing across multiple data storage center. This means that if any data loss occurs, the impact of such a loss is mitigated with a cloud-based school management software. This is especially useful in times where data is king – the safe storage and protection of sensitive school data is an important factor for any educational institution to keep in mind when considering web-based school management software versus cloud-based school management software.

School Bus Transport Management System

School Bus Transport Management System: Complete Guide

Why School Bus Transport Management System is necessary?

Providing better safety and security to the student’s while they are commuting from school to home or vice-versa is the top most priority of every school management.

With School Bus Transport Management System the whole transportation tracking process becomes easy. Along with school authorities,  parents can also keep a track on the movement of buses, its locations, and routing. Using the transport management system to track the vehicles offers guardians a complete peace of mind as they can have a complete overview of their child movements.

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You’ll learn:

  1. What is the school bus transport management system?
  2. What are the features of school bus transport management system?
  3. Why do we need school bus transport management system?
  4. Why choose Fedena to manage school transport system

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Top Unbelievable Benefits Of Free & Open Source School ERP Software

There are numerous online definitions of Open Source Software on the internet. However, one of the most common understandings of this term is that a Free and Open Source Software is a software with a source code that is licensed free of cost and encourages modifications and improvements to the software.

If one were to break up the term, the term free software refers to a zero cost software with a  lack of restrictions on the individual users whereas the term open source software refers to collaborative development to help modify or improve the software.  It is due to these characteristics that Free and open software has been gaining widespread acceptance across the world and in various verticals.

In the realm of education to, the open source School ERP Software is becoming increasingly popular due to the many benefits they offer schools and other educational institutions.

Some of the most unbelievable benefits of working with a free and open source School ERP Software are detailed below:

1. Easy data management

With the use of open source School ERP Software, the day to day administrative activities of the school become a lot easier to complete and manage. Schools these days having multiple branches and thousands of students on each school branch, keeping a record of thousands of students becomes a challenging task for the teachers and administrative authorities. Managing this data on files and paper is not very secure and can be a time-consuming task often leading to human errors and mistakes which can cost the school its reputation, also not eco-friendly.

A web-based free and open source School ERP Software offers real-time data management, thus making it easier to manage all the reams of data that a school generates on a regular basis. Additionally accessing the data also becomes a lot simpler and faster, at the click of the mouse. Also, the automatic process eliminates the potential for human errors.    

2. No additional hardware or installation costs

Another reason that institutes all over the world are opting for a free and open source School ERP Software is that of hassle-free installation. For instance, an open source School ERP Software needs to other devices for installing beside the basic features available on a system. This eliminates the need of hardware interdependency.

Besides hardware, there is also no need to install any software as all open source software’s are cloud-based. This essentially means that all that the user needs to do is register for the software and log in from anywhere with a simple ID and password. Since all the data related to the school can be accessed from any web-connected machine such as smartphones, laptops, desktops, the schools no longer have to worry about traditional costs like servers etc.   

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3. Easily Accessible

Using a free and open source School ERP Software gives schools the freedom to access their data and other important information at any time and from any corner of the world – all that the administrator need is an internet connection and a device for logging in and accessing the data.

This also ensures that in times of emergencies, instead of spending time browsing through all the files in the school administration office, the authorized personnel can access the critical data from any corner of the world.

Using a free and open source School ERP Software allows the school to manage and run the school efficiently by accessing information and records with ease in few clicks.

4. Simplifies Communication

For any school to function perfectly and offer the best learning environment to the students, it is essential that there be seamless communication between the parents and the school. Without this, there can be multiple communication gap and misunderstanding between the parent and the school.

The use of a free and open source School ERP Software has features that allow parents and school to be in constant communication with each other.

Instead of relying on the age-old school diaries or the periodic parent-teacher meeting, the online software allows teachers to send automatic notes and updates to the parents on a daily basis if needed. This ensures that the parents are aware of their child’s activities and performance in the school and can take remedial or disciplinary measures if needed.

5. Easy admission management and enrollment

The admission season towards the start of every academic year can be a chaotic time of the year for the school and school administrative staff. However, the use of open source School ERP Software with admission management features allows the school to manage the complete admission and enrollment process with ease.

The – free to use and easy to install – school ERP software helps you to automate the admission process making it more efficient and more effective. It also eliminates the chances of errors in the admission process, reduces paperwork and saves time and effort.

6. Financial and revenue management

A free and open source School ERP Software can also help with the financial management on a school as it can support the collection of various fees, generate automatic bills and send timely reminders to parents and other stakeholders about the payment of fees.

Today we live in a world, where web-based resources are offering new and innovative solutions that are changing the way we function. Free and open source School ERP Software is helping schools to offer the best learning environment to students. This is done by ensuring that all the administrative tasks are taken care and the schools can focus on their main task of education the new generation to create a better tomorrow for all of us.

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What is a smart school? And what are their benefits?

What is Smart School?

A smart school is – as its name suggests – different from a traditional school. This is a kind of school where advanced equipment and technology are used to take the educational process forward. The main idea is to provide the students with a learning experience that is a lot better than what may otherwise have been possible. These days, teaching has moved to such a level that it has become advanced in the truest sense of the word. No longer are age-old methods of lectures as effective or appreciated as they once were. These days, students want a learning experience that is a lot more interactive in nature and this is what a smart school provides them.

Let’s have a look at some amazing benefits of smart schools:

1. Easy access to information

This is perhaps the biggest benefit of a smart classroom. This is because such a classroom uses many gadgets that have internet connection such as mobile, laptops, and tabs. Thanks to all these devices it is easier for students to gain access to information on the internet. Now, students have all the information that they need about any kind of topic they want to know about. It is basically at their fingertips. In fact, this is beneficial for the teachers as well. This way, they are able to learn outside the syllabus as well and this only enriches them further.

2. Taking notes on a digital medium

One of the biggest features of a smart school is that students can take their notes by using digital devices such as pens and tabs. This way they are able to save a significant amount of their learning time as well. No longer do they need to carry all those heavy notebooks and textbooks to class. Technology such as Google Docs has also made it a lot easier for the teachers to come up with documents and presentations. This can add major value to their students’ education.

3. A better understanding of topics through digital tools

If students learn to topics in a better way, chances are that a smart class would be a much better bet for the same. The learning sessions at these classes normally use many visual aids. This includes powerpoint presentations, word documents, audio sessions, and video screenings, to name a few. They play a major role in conveying the lessons in a way that is a lot more understandable. At times, a simple picture is a good enough substitute for thousands of words. 

4. A great option for students who are absent

One thing with smart classes is that they are always being recorded. This means that even if you were to miss a couple of sessions you need not to feel bad. This is because there would always be the video recordings to fall back on in case you need them. You can go through the videos and also email the teachers in case you happen to have any doubt about the same. In a traditional classroom, the students always find it hard to copy down all the information that the teacher is providing them.

5. Learning in a dynamic manner

It is common knowledge that not all students in a class have the same power to grasp things. As far as the weak students are concerned they always find it hard in the traditional classrooms. But, the smart classrooms – by being as dynamic as they are – have made it easier for these students to learn at a pace that they are comfortable with. Mention needs to be made of the visual effects concepts that are being used in these classes. These effects make the entire lesson a lot clearer and this benefits these weak students in particular.

6. A teaching environment that is interactive

The digital tools are now an integral part of these smart classes. This is why the teaching environment over here can be called interactive in the truest sense of the term. It is one where both students and teachers have definite roles to play. This kind of learning makes the entire process a lot more transparent. It is a lot better than what it would otherwise have been. This improves the interaction between the students and the teachers in a significant way as well. It also improves the bond between these individuals as well. This is because they are able to communicate outside the school with the help of emails and messages.

7. Paper is replaced by digital tools

Each year students use tons of paper in order to take notes. These days, there is a lot of emphasis on being environment-friendly and this is the reason why most of the businesses are going paperless as well. In fact, by facilitating note taking on digital instruments it is now actually possible for the environment to be saved in a way. They are creating a way to replace usage and wastage of paper. In such a concept there is no place for photocopies and printouts, and this is helping reduce the carbon footprint as well.    

8. They are easy to maintain

In traditional classrooms, students have to spend a lot of money each year to buy the necessary educational items such as books and pens to name a few. Even as they go up these costs increase as well. However, with smart classes, such expenses can be kept to the bare minimum. In these classes, all you need to do in this regard is to make a onetime investment in the first year and buy those electronic gadgets.

Conclusion…

With the help of the technology available in these smart classes, students actually have the chance to learn from the experts of various subjects. This is one facility that is not available in traditional classrooms where it is the same teachers who take care of various subjects and this is something that does not change at all. Apart from all these, smart classes provide students more learning opportunities, makes the process of learning a fun-filled one, help them learn new technology, allow them the option to collaborate with others and learn, and their grades improve as well.