Manage Hostels & Dormitories Effortlessly with Fedena’s Hostel Module

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Now you have a better way to control your hostel and manage it effortlessly. Wonder how? Award-winning school management software, Fedena offers you the solution- the Hostel module which has answers to all your problems related to hostel management. Be it the problem of keeping a track of fee defaulters or allocating rooms to new students, everything is easily maintained using this amazing module of Fedena. Read this article to know more details about the Hostel module in Fedena.

 

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Educating Ladakh at 17000ft

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Imagine yourself teaching a bunch of small kids at 9000 ft! The thought, for sure, is giving you goosebumps. But there’s one lady who dared to think different, who dared to think about those underprivileged kids who had been trying hard to keep pace with the rest, often disconnected from the world due to the harsh winters. And she founded 17000 ft Foundation to help some 8000 children in ‘the land of high passes’, Ladakh. Meet Sujata Sahu, often called the ‘Iron Lady of Ladakh’ who along with her team are trying their best to develop the availability of education in the mountains. Continue reading “Educating Ladakh at 17000ft”

Fedena’s ‘Batch Transfer’ Feature for Transferring Students from one course to Another

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Still using the same old method to transfer student names from one course to another after its completion? You must surely be finding it a lot tiring transferring them, writing their names once again under the new course and so, we bring you a solution to it. Get Fedena as it brings to you a unique feature, batch transfer that can help you do the tedious task in a matter of minutes. All you need to do is to go through some easy steps that will make the transfer faster. Described below are the steps that describe in detail how the transfer can be done.
Login with your admin account to Fedena and go to ‘Settings’ in dashboard and then to ‘Manage Course/Batch’. Finally you need to select ‘Manage Batch’ in ‘Manage Course/Batch’ and select ‘Batch Transfer’ to do the transfer of batch.
 
Once you click on ‘Batch Transfer’, you need to select the course you want to transfer. A screenshot of the same is provided below:
 
Once you click on the course, it will take you to a page where you need to click on that particular course to select the students you want to transfer to the next course as well as the next course to which the students will be transferred.
 
If some students are not eligible for the transfer, then uncheck the respected students and they won’t be transferred to the next course.

These easy steps will help you save a lot of time once spent in transferring all the names of students one by one from course to another manually. Think smart and use Fedena.
Effective Teachers

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teacher

 

Prominent management guru, Dr Stephen Covey in his highly acclaimed book, ‘7 Habits Of Highly Effective People’ stresses some principles for personal growth, which are meant for life in general, a life that is beyond those monotonous office desks and business graphs. The seven habits mentioned in the book including being proactive, putting first things first, think win-win are some from the lot, are surely the standards to a complete, successful life. Now, this makes us wonder what can be the habits that make a great and effective teacher and after much research, we bring to you some habits that are surely the traits of an effective teacher.

Read on to find out what are those habits that can make you a good teacher:

1. Never stop learning:

A very important sign of a good teacher is the urge to learn. An effective teacher must never stop from gaining knowledge. Learning from time to time is a good idea not only to improve your knowledge base but also know a student’s perspective. Being on the other side will help you get a good understanding of the learning process of your students.

2. Bring some fun into the classroom:

A little fun added to the class acts as rejuvenation from tedious class work and this is like stress-reliever for students. Moreover, a lively teacher is always loved and admired by students. So, don’t miss the chance of being a favourite teacher to your students.

3. Sense of purpose:

Everyday routine might be mundane, not just for you, but for all. Whatever happens, don’t lose your sense of purpose that will make your road smoother in future. When you have that purpose right in front of you, those difficult boring days will be easily passed by.

4. Regular communication with parents:

A good and successful teacher will never duck from the idea of proper communication with parents. A parent has every right to get information about the ward and it is the duty of teachers to make communion with them and throw light on the student’s activities. So, regular communication with parents is a must-do.

5. Go beyond regular curriculum:

Go out from the regular routine of class work and homework. For an altogether good and completely new experience, let your students think and act differently. Like, after giving your class, some lectures about the World Wars, you can definitely let them go through some war-related movies or talk to ex-servicemen. These extra-curricular activities will engage more attention and excitement from students.

6. Be open to new technologies:

With the present environment where technology has completely influenced education in all possible ways, there may be new tools introduced in the school curriculum. Be open to changes as these new innovations such as Fedena which is a popular school management software is something that’s going to make roads smoother for young students in future.

7. Believe in students:

Believe in your students. Yes, you need to believe that they will succeed and just see the high motivation in them to do it. Create an environment where your students won’t be afraid to fail and set them a bar to let them work hard and achieve it.

 

How to use Fedena Payslips

Process and Generate Payslips for your Employees using Fedena

Generating payslip has become an easy task and all credit goes to award-winning school management software, Fedena. Gone are the days when you have to print the payslip for every month for each of the employee to make it available to them. Now, you have a better and faster way to do so. No need of printing pages after pages and asking your employees to collect it; you generate them easily and your employees receive even faster. Read on to find out how this fast method actually works.
The very first thing that you need to do is to create a payslip for which you need to login with your admin account and go to ‘More’ and then to ‘Human Resource’, finally moving to ‘Create Payslip’.
If you want to generate payslip of an employee from a particular department, you need to click on ‘Select employee’ which will take you to the page where you need to select the department as well as the employee.
 Clicking on any employee will take you to his/her payslip which you can generate.
Once the payslip is generated, the respective employee can view his/her payslip in his/her account on clicking on ‘Salary’.
Again, there might be situations when you will need the payslip of all your employees and for such cases, you need to go to ‘Employee payslip’ and you will be taken to the page.
Select the department you want or you can let it be ‘All Departments’ if your target is all the departments in your institution. Finally select the month for which you want to generate the payslip and click on ‘View’. You can also get a PDF report of any employee payslip for any particular month.

10 Best Libraries in the World

What comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘library’? The information it gives, right? While there are people who take libraries as a place to get all the information required, be it for school projects, for personal research or any work assignments. But for many others, it’s a heaven for them to sit and spent hours among books. So, whatever is the reason for your visit to a library, see below which are the best libraries in the world.

10. The Library of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt
Once considered to be the largest library in the world, the Library of Alexandria in its earlier glory was also one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Originally built during the reign of Ptolemy II, the present form came into being in the year 2002 at the cost of $220 million. The present state of the library also has museums, art galleries, manuscript restoration lab, a conference center, planetarium and also libraries for blind, children and young adults. The library has a capacity of 8 million books.
9. New York Public Library, New York
Nearly 53 million items catering to 3.5 million people, the New York Public Library has some special stack of books like the first Gutenberg Bible that had gone to America. Not just books, the library is equally famous for its architectural beauty with huge chandeliers and windows, gold plated, painted ceiling adorning the Rose Main Reading Room. In fact, this place is quite recognizable for its multiple features in movies like ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘The Day After Tomorrow’.
8. Library of Parliament, Ottawa, Canada
This library that sits in the Parliament Hill, at the back of Centre Block in Ottawa, Ontario, has undergone a lot of construction and renovation right after it was built in the year 1876. Presently, the library building is a Canadian icon, appearing on the Canadian ten-dollar bill and houses more than 600, 000 items, maintained by a huge number of staff of 300.
7. Abbey Library of Saint Gall, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Abbey Library of Saint Gall stores some rare manuscripts dating back to 8th century and is one of the primeval monastery libraries in the world. A World Heritage Site, the library also offers access to rare manuscripts with dates before 1900 through online portal. Manuscript B of the Nibelungenlied can be found in this library.  Some 400 manuscripts are preserved in the portal and about 160, 000 volumes of picture postcard are stored here.
6. National Library of St. Mark’s, Venice, Italy
Housed in a Renaissance building in the northern part of Italy, the National Library of St. Mark’s is the home to some rare classical texts. It all started with the collection when Cardinal Bessarion donated his collection of 750 codices and 250 manuscripts, but at present, it has a collection of more than 24, 000 works from the 16th century, millions of books, 2880 incunabula and 13,000 manuscripts. National Library is named after the patron saint of Venice, St. Mark.
5. Vatican Library, Vatican City, Rome
One of the oldest in the world, the Vatican Library in Rome is believed to be founded in 1475, but there are traces of its existence since the starting of Catholic Church. With more than 1.1 million books, 8, 500 incunabula and 75, 000 manuscripts, Vatican Library have received its collection either as gifts or as a part of inheritance. The earliest complete form of the manuscript of Bible is owned by the library.
4. Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S
Boston Public Library being the first to be funded by the public was established in 1848 and had grown to its present state of 22 million items! It’s equally appealing architecture is well known worldwide for its beautiful murals of the legend of Holy Grail. The main room of the library’s McKim building, known as Bates Hall has a spectacular coffered ceiling. The McKim houses some rare collections like early works of Shakespeare including a First Folio, a good collection of Daniel Defoe, medieval manuscripts and also libraries of great historical figures like William Lloyd Garrison, John Adams and Nathaniel Bowditch.
3. Reading Room at the British Museum, London, England
The Reading Room is located at the center of the Great Court of British Museum and has a ceiling that is made of papier-mache. It is said that the room had served many great figures of history like Oscar Wilde, Rudyard Kipling, Karl Marx, Mahatma Gandhi, Mark Twain, George Orwell, H. G Wells and Lenin. Currently, the Reading Room also accommodates an information center and a temporary exhibition featuring the well-known Terracotta Army of China.
2. Bodleian Library, Oxford, UK
The library of University of Oxford  established in 1602, the Bodleian Library boasts a collection of 11 million items including many imports of historical importance like a Gutenberg Bible, Magna Carta and First Folio of Shakespeare (from 1623). The Radcliffe Camera is the most famous building among all and accommodates the Radcliffe Science Library.

1. Library of Congress, Washington D.C

Finally at the first place is the national library of USA, the Library of Congress is the biggest in the whole world when it comes to number of volumes and the amount of self space available. Although, this library is available to public, but it’s being a research center of Congress, only members of Congress are allowed to go through books. Library of Congress includes more than 32 million books, a draft of the Declaration of Independence, 61 million manuscripts, 1 million newspapers from the last three millennia, 6 million copies of sheet music, 5 million maps and 14 million prints and photos.

Maintain your School Schedule using the Amazing Fedena Calendar

Maintaining a calendar in your institute is highly recommendable particularly when you have to deal with a lot of holidays, upcoming examinations, fee due dates and many other important events coming up. We have an excellent alternative to the traditional mode of calendar maintenance – Fedena Calendar.


To reach the Fedenacalendar, you need to login with your admin account and go to ‘More’ and then to ‘Calendar’. It will take you to the ‘Calendar’ page as shown below:
As you can see in the screenshot, you can actually mark ‘Events’, ‘Examinations’ ‘Holidays’ and ‘Dues’ as well.
How to create an event
When you need to let your students and teachers know about an upcoming event like annual function or annual sports in your institution, you can create ‘Events’ and it will come in the calendar. For this, you need to go to ‘More’ and then to ‘Event Creation’ in order to create a new event.  It will take you to the Event creation page:
Here, you need to put the start and end date of the event to be created along with the title like ‘Annual school function’ and a little description with it. If the event is a holiday, then click on ‘Is Holiday?’ and if clicked, it will be marked in green in the respected date in the calendar. If in case, it’s not selected, the event will be marked in black in the calendar. Next, you need to select if the event is meant for all and if its yes, just click to the option ‘Event common to all’. But if it’s not meant for all, then there is no need to select the option and you have to click on ‘Create Event’ which will further take you to another page to select the batch and department you want to direct the message to.
Thus, the event will be updated in the calendar and can be viewed by selected people. When you go to calendar, on selecting the respective color of events, you get the details about it on the right hand side of the page as shown below:
In the same way, you need to create exams using the ‘Examinations’ option in ‘More’ and fees dues can be created by selecting ‘Fees’ in ‘Finance’ option after you select ‘More’.

Automate the Calculation of Tax and Expenses with Fedena’s Auto Transaction Feature

 
Any amount coming to your institute is always an income; but at times, you might have to pay tax and cess for the amount that you receive. It really becomes a tough task when you have to calculate the certain percentage on the amount every time it is received. But, when your school is powered by Fedena, you should not worry about all these trivial issues. The Auto Transaction feature of Fedena helps you set a percentage that you want to divide as a tax on the amount received as income. Hence, you enter the amount you received as an income, and go to report which will display the final income received after deducting the percentage of tax as expenses.
 

One of the primary advantages of using this unique feature of Fedena is it automatically calculates the amount that is to be deducted from the total income received and is shown as expenses. All these are done without much interference of yours, other than creating a new auto transaction. Now, let us see how this auto transaction can be created and used to gain the ultimate benefit.

Create Auto Transaction
  • Firstly, login to your Fedena account and go to ‘More’ and then to ‘Finance’ and finally to ‘Automatic Transactions’. Once you are in ‘Automatic Transactions’, you need to create a new auto transaction.
  • Write the category, percentage of amount to be deducted and also the description of the transaction you are creating. After creating a new transaction, you need to go back to ‘Finance’ and then to ‘Transactions’ to create a new income event and see how the tax is being deducted.
  •  Click on ‘Add income’ and you get a page where you have to fill in all necessary details in order to create the new income.
  •  When you ‘Save’, you are allowed to go back to ‘Transactions’ and get the report for which you need to select the time limit for which you need the report. You get the report that will show the tax or any cess has been deducted and the final amount that you receive as income.
  • Thus, you have a smarter way to calculate taxes and cess to get the final income after deduction. Then, why use critical mathematical calculations for it?

From Maths Class on Yahoo Doodle to a Free World-class Education for Everyone – Khan Academy

Here is a man who chose a different path. He didn’t go for the typical black or white board and stand in front of it to teach. Instead, he chose a smarter way to deliver his lectures, the online way. Yes, we are talking about Salman Khan, the man behind Khan Academy, a non-profit organization with a mission to provide ‘free world-class education for anyone anywhere’. To fulfill this, Khan Academy offer its resources to everyone free of charge. Some 4500 tutorials covering a wide range of academic fields including Chemistry, Biology, Medicine, Finance, Mathematics, Astronomy, Cosmology, Physics, Healthcare, Organic Chemistry, History, Economics, Macroeconomics, American civics, Microeconomics, Computer Science and Art history are available in the organization’s website.

The birth of this unique concept took place when Salman Khan, A Harvard Business School and MIT graduate began using the Doodle notepad by Yahoo to teach mathematics to his cousin and soon, the idea became a big hit when his other relatives also asked for same kind of assistance. He decided to post tutorials on YouTube which became much sought after by students and soon Mr. Khan quit his job to start his Khan Academy. This online organization runs on donations that have come from all sections of the society and the organization already has 283 million total views on YouTube with 1,233,000 subscribers.
The best part about the concept that defines Khan Academy is that, not only it let students learn, but also allow teachers and parents to have a constant watch on what students are going over. Other than tutorials, the website offers many more educational features like exercises for practice, progress tracking as well as myriad other tools that would help teachers in schools. You can easily login to Khan Academy with your Facebook or Google account, in case you are not comfortable with creating a new profile with the website. Or get access to the materials free of cost with the help of the new modern UI application by the academy that is available on Windows Store. The current content on the website generally targets the syllabus of school physics and mathematics, but the future will witness a wide coverage as Mr. Khan has every plan to offer “tens of thousands of videos in pretty much every subject”.

 

Many critics are of the opinion that it is the free-of-charge and wide availability to all nature is what will take Khan Academy to great scales and fulfill Mr. Khan’s cherished dream of developing “the world’s first free, world-class virtual school where anyone can learn anything”. 

Check Khan Academy at – https://www.khanacademy.org/

 

Fedena Messaging System – For Better Communication with Students and Teachers

 
The admin of any institute has a lot to manage. What would he do if he needs to send out some information to the teachers and students? This is where Fedena – your school management software comes to your help. Award winning Fedena allows you to send messages across teachers and students or any particular student or teacher easily without the hassle of using notices. Now that there is a better way to do it, then why stick to the old notice board which at times fails to notify the way it should be.

If you are a Fedena user, you can use the messaging system to notify or send any message to your students and teachers. This article will guide you through the process of creating and sending messages.
 
How to create and send messages using Fedena

  • If you are admin, just login to your Fedena account and go to the ‘Messages’ option to the top right corner of the dashboard and click.
  • Once you click on ‘Messages’, you will be taken to a separate page which asks you to select ‘Create’ in order to create message and send them to whoever you want to.
  • Clicking ‘Create’ will take you to the page where you have to write the message and select the recipients to whom the messages are to be sent.
  • Select the department as well as the staffs you want to send messages or you can ‘Select All’ if the message is meant for all. The same goes for students and type the subject of the message and the message itself before sending. When the recipient receives messages, he/she can see all unread messages in bold.

This messaging facility is equally useful for students and teachers who want to send messages to the admin and to other teachers and students. For a faster and easier way to get connected to your students and staffs, use the messaging system of Fedena.

Karachi Institute of Technology and Entrepreneurship (KITE) – Imparting Interdisciplinary Education, Applied Knowledge and Entrepreneurship

A newly established institution located at Korangi Creek, Karachi, sprawling over an impressive 70, 000 sq feet of space, KITE or Karachi Institute of Technology and Entrepreneurship offers all state-of-the-art facilities including interactive classrooms, lecture theaters and seminar rooms that help students to pursue the best of education. KITE aims to be ‘tech-centric’ and for this, they have one ‘E-library’ that has a great collection of online materials and books. A lot of focus is also put on sports and other curricular activities as well and they have the sports area that facilitates all kind of sport activities, both indoor and outdoor.
Importance has also been laid on the ecosystem of interdisciplinary education, applied knowledge and entrepreneurship for which KITE offers a Technology Incubation Center (KITE-TIC) and Professional Development Center (KITE-PDC). These are efforts to boost among students, practical work experience, academia-industry research and continued learning.

The Education Enrichment Foundation or EduEnrich is the sponsoring body for KITE and this non-profit organization is dedicated to meet the growing demand for quality science and technology, social sciences, entrepreneurship, arts and humanities education in the country. The need for this kind of boost is the fact that there is a lack of proper career guidance, good number of unemployment among graduates and the urgent need for an immediate reaction that is required to address these problems. In fact, EduEnrich is working hard to create proper educational opportunities for the youth of Pakistan.

KITE has been dedicated for long to provide its students the chance for global competitiveness for which the institute is at present working on Transfer of Credits in collaboration with universities in other foreign countries like Canada, America and Malaysia that will allow their students to study in these universities for one semester or two. Then, there is the Career Office that works towards helping candidates gets the best work placement during summer with the partner companies. At KITE, education that is not just theoretical, but they work hard to offer their students full-time internships, live sessions with professionals and exciting ideas and start-up ventures.

You can visit KITE at: http://kite.edu.pk/

Presenting the “Appframe” Innovation for Loading Third Party apps within Fedena UI

Worried about switching to third party software from Fedena that will break the user experience of users? Here we present the Appframe concept to load the third party apps directly within Fedena without breaking the user experience flow.

The product engineering team of Fedena innovates continuously and consciously to make sure Fedena evolves as a user-friendly and effective school management system. There may be times when you want to include some additional data inside Fedena and that cannot be done under the current conditions. In order to make it favorable for clients, the yet to be released Fedena AppFrame has been designed to help clients to design and install their own applications and pages within Fedena.
A lot of attention has been employed in designing this feature as there might be security issues when third party applications are allowed. UI cluttering, asking the third party to produce user wise data and authentications were the major challenges of designing and these issues have been solved wisely.

Advantages of Appframe

                    No break in UI/UX flow. The users will feel the 3rd party software hosted somewhere else as part of Fedena.

                    No switching to 3rd party software. No need to open a new browser tab or window.

                    Save time and money by using the Fedena UI elements

                    Use the existing API of Fedena to reduce development time

How the AppFrame will work?

Every AppFrame will have a client-id associated with it and it will be created by the admin. The client should be registered much before the AppFrame is created. A unique client key will be provided to each client and he will be allowed to develop an application using his own resources. The clients will be given UI spec that will be present in the application or page that he intends to showcase.

If you are interested to develop a third party app using the appframe concept, contact us.