Advantages of Toys in Learning


The next time your children asks you to buy toys for them, don’t hesitate; just buy them! Here, you have the option to let your children grow with toys and that really make some difference. Toys are not just for fun and enjoyment, some add value to your child’s learning as well. There are variety of educational toys available in the market that can help in developing the learning skills of the kids. Learning capabilities of children have no limit and as a parent, you should do your best to find all possible ways to help them develop skills. Before you choose the right toys that can deliver educational benefits, you should know the advantages of using such educational toys. Follow the article and know what are they.

Wide varieties of toys are available for kids that cater to the different learning requirements. Toys with motor engines often require varied physical movements to control, thus throwing some light on how motor engines function and how much pressure it requires to function. On the other hand, there are obviously, those toys that force the youngsters to think and act.  Older kids who are regular to schools can deal with science toys to sharpen their imagination power and the urge to explore.

Studying the complexities of science can be tiring to many; but when it comes to doing the same with toys, it probably lessens the confusion and bring in more joy and fun to it. Toys with proper instructions to do science experiments can make fun games yet teach them valuable science lessons. This kind of toys is ideal for those children who are older enough to study science subjects. But, when it comes to toddlers, this type of experimental toys are too difficult for them to handle. Instead, get them toys like the one that comes in bricks with alphabets or numbers on them and help kids learn how to spell alphabets and know numbers.

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During your child’s growing years, it is very important to provide them with the necessary amenities to let them grow. Jigsaw puzzles in different forms can contribute to a great extent to your effort. Plus, toys with mathematical analytics is surely a blessing for kids in their growing days when learning at every stage of their life is crucial.

If you want to contribute to the progress of your child, right from his days of growing up, then get hold of some educational toys which are mostly quite expensive ones and won’t burn your pocket. Let their imagination flow and allow them to crave for learning new things. Some toys that can be as simple as animal miniatures can help them connect with the real world and know about the creatures. So, gift some smart educational toys to your children and see them learn as they grow up!

The Must have Attendance Module for every Institution


Take attendance of any class or extract an attendance report at the end of the year with the help of the Attendance module by Fedena. The module helps you take daily attendance of your students and create an attendance report for any kind of yearly evaluation at the end of a session. Go through the article and know about the module in detail.

The Attendance Module

Reach the Attendance module through ‘Attendance’ in ‘Academics’, in the main menu.

When you select the ‘Attendance Register’, you can actually take attendance of your students. Click on ‘Attendance Register’ and then select the particular batch you want the attendance.

Select the batch and you get the attendance register of the month.

The module allows you to mark the absentees only. Click on the name in accordance to the date of absence and give the reason of absence.

Another option of the Attendance module is the ‘Attendance Report’ that helps you get a report of the attendance register for any batch. Once you select the batch, you will be asked to choose the mode of register- either monthly or overall. If the moth-wise option is chosen, you have to select the respective month for which you want the report.

You get the report for the respective month . You can also filter the report with any particular mark. Plus, get a PDF report of the same using the ‘PDF Report’ option. While you use this module, one thing you should keep in mind is that, you should have a timetable for the respective time period before moving to attendance module.

How it Works: Document Manager plugin by Fedena


A great plugin to manage all your documents- create documents, share with other members, store information in folders and all necessary function related to your documents; that’s the Document Manager plugin by Fedena. Check out this article to know what all this plugin has in store for you to manage all your documents.

Login to your Fedena account and  select ‘Documents’ in ‘Collaboration’ after you select the Main Menu. A screenshot of the ‘Documents’ page is given below:

As you can see, there are plenty of options for you to manage documents. Read below to find how each of the options will help you in your task.

Shared docs: Shared docs are all those documents which are shared with you by someone else. You get to see the person’s name as well by the name of the document.

Privileged docs: You need to create a new folder for privileged documents and share it with a selected group of people who can upload documents into the folder. For this, you need to click on ‘Create’ option on the right hand top. Click on ‘Create’ and then select ‘Privileged Docs’.

Create a folder and share it with members from selected department. Once privileged members are chosen, the respective members can see the folder in their Privileged docs tab.

Favorite docs: Favorite documents are those which you consider as your favorite by clicking on the star mark by the side of the document.

Recent docs: Recently created and saved documents comes under the Recent docs option. It will show the documents according to recent dates.

User docs: You can create separate folders to store documents of students or employees. For this, you need to select ‘User specific docs’ in ‘Create’.

Once you are done with creating the folder, click on ‘User docs’ and search any particular user and see all the documents related to the person. Click on ‘User doc’ and type the particular name in the search bar.

Type the user’s name in the search bar and you get the documents of the respective user below.

The folders will contain documents of all students or employees whoever you select and when you search for a particular user, all the folders containing the corresponding documents of the person will be shown.

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10 Countries with High Literacy Rate in the World

Top 10 countries with the high literacy rate

  1. Russia
  2. Canada
  3. Japan
  4. Israel
  5. USA
  6. South Korea
  7. New Zealand
  8. UK
  9. Finland
  10. Australia

Every country puts a lot of attention to the education sector for, no one can deny the importance of a high literacy rate behind a good overall performance of the nation. Countries which are considered to be developed boasts a high literacy rate. If more and more citizens of a country are literate, the country can cope with the fast-changing world, ever developing the technology. There are countries with high literacy rate and there are countries who spend a good portion of their GDP or the Gross Domestic Product. Check out this list to find which are the countries with the highest literacy rate in the world, based on data collected between 2010-2011.

1. Russia: The country with the highest literacy rate in Russia with almost 53% of the population has tertiary education. It is estimated that 95% of adults in Russia have higher secondary education and the country spends some 4.9% of GDP on education.

2. Canada: With an education expenditure of some 6.6% of GDP, Canada has the highest proportion of career and skill-based education. The country boasts an overall 51.3% of literacy rate in the population with tertiary education.

3. Japan: Although the country spends a small portion of the GDP on education, nearly 5% of it, Japan has 46% of the population with tertiary education.

4. Israel: Israel spends some 7.5% of the GDP on education and boasts a literacy rate of 46%. Men and women in Israel, in the age group of 18 to 21 and 18 to 20 respectively are required to join the military.

5. United States of America: With a literacy rate of 43%, United States stands 5th in the list. Education expenditure of the country is some 7% of GDP, with an annual growth rate of 1.4% for 2000-2011.

6. South Korea: South Koreans have a good record of placement after receiving education. The country has a literacy rate of 40% with an education expenditure of 8% of GDP.

7. New Zealand: It is estimated that more than 15% of the adult population of New Zealand receives some kind of college education. This small nation spends 7% of its GDP on education and has a literacy rate of 39%.

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8. United Kingdom: 40% of the population in United Kingdom have tertiary education, which are mostly funded by private sources, as estimated in the year 2010. The country spends 7% of the GDP on education.

9. Finland: The education system in the country is said to be very effective as measured from the performance of secondary students. Finland spends some 7% of the GDP on education that goes beyond secondary school. 39% of the population in Finland has tertiary education.

10. Australia: The country has always been a hotspot for international students and they constitute almost 25% of the population of Australia, as measured during the year 2009. 38% of the population has tertiary education in Australia which spends some 6% of the GDP on education.

All New Timetable Tracker Feature by Fedena

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Award winning school management software Fedena is all set to launch a new feature called the Timetable Tracker. The advantage of this feature is that, it helps you keep a track of your employees or teachers; who all are doing extra classes and who all missed their scheduled classes. A record of this kind of attendance is very important if you have hour-based payroll in your institution. Plus, you can do monthly assessment of class allocation to any batch for a particular subject. Read this article and find out how the Timetable Tracker feature works.

Timetable Tracker: How it works

Login to your Fedena and click on Menu and go to ‘Timetable’ in ‘Academics’. Then, click on ‘Timetable’ and select ‘Timetable Tracker’. See the screenshot below:

There are two options in ‘Timetable Tracker’


  • Swap Timetable: This option is used to swap a timetable entry for a particular batch on a particular day.
  • Swapped Timetable Report: To get the report of all the employees doing overtime or lagging behind their schedule, based on timetable swap entry.

Swap Timetable – Click on ‘Swap Timetable’ and select the batch as well as the date for which you want to manage timetable swapping.

Once you select the batch and the particular date, the detailed entries with the class timings and subject along with the scheduled teacher will be given.

For timetable swapping, click on ‘Change and you get the chance to choose from department, employee and subject.

Please note that for elective subjects like ‘Second Language’ in this case, the swapping won’t be available.

When a teacher is archived for a subject after swapping, then the message ‘Deleted User’ will come in place of the employee name.

Swapped Timetable Report – With ‘Swapped Timetable Report’, generate the timetable report for a particular time period to check who all conducted extra classes and which employee had skipped scheduled classes.

See who all missed classes and who all took extra classes. Get the details of the replacement status with ‘View Details’ option. A csv report is also available.

10 Coldest Colleges in North America

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The blast of the bone-chilling polar air that has gripped most parts of the United States, right from Chicago to New England, has forced airports to call off flights, closed down schools and colleges and compelled people to not leave even a tiny part of their skin exposed which would otherwise be frostbitten immediately. When educational institutions in most parts of the country are shutting down, unable to cope with the bitter weather, for some, the weather seems to be a normal winter phenomenon.

Students from some colleges in the country, mainly situated in upper Midwest, are accustomed to the bitter winter temperatures as for them summers are really short and winters are cruel. According to reviews collected from students and also winter and summer precipitation amount, the website College Prowler has named the 10 coldest colleges in the country.

Check out which are they (The colleges are in no rank or order):

Minnesota State University, Moorhead, Minnesota

Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota

St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota

Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

unni of Minnesota
College of St. Benedict, Collegeville, Minnesota

Macalester College, St. Paul

Minnesota State University, Mankato


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University of Northwestern, St. Paul

University of Northwestern, St. Paul
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire


Fedena Fee Import Plugin Helps you Set different Fee Collection Dates


With a good number of students, setting different fee collection dates can be a big task. Think about times when you have to set different fee collection dates for some students with special privileges. Fedena Fee Import Plugin helps you set different fee collection dates and also allot special fee collection dates. Check out how you can do it.

You will find Fee Imports when you enter Fedena and go to ‘Finance’ in ‘More’. Once you are in ‘Finance’, click on ‘Fees’ and you will find ‘Fee Imports’ in ‘Manage Fees’ page.

Click on ‘Fee Imports’ and you will land on the page where you have to select the particular batch.

Once you select the batch, you have to select the particular fee collection date and also the student you want to allot the collection date.

You can select many fee collection dates for one student. You can check out the list of students who all are allotted the particular fee collection date, for which you need to go to ‘Fee Defaulters’ in ‘Fees’.

Select the course, batch and also the fee collection date.

The list will show the names of all students who are allotted the particular fee collection date.

Placement Plugin by Fedena for a Hassle-free Placement Drive

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The placement plugin of Fedena is what you must have when you are conducting placement drives in your institution. Be it creating the event or inviting students or keeping a track of all those who gets placed with different companies, this plugin is of great help. Go through the article and you know how this plugin can help you with a smooth placement drive in your institution.

When you Login as the Admin

Login to your account and go to ‘Placement’ in ‘More’. A screenshot of the ‘Placements’ page is given below:

Click on ‘Announce new placement’ in order to create a new placement announcement for your students.

Give in all necessary information and create the placement event. Once you are done with creating the placement event, you have to select the students to send the placement event notice.

Use the ‘Invite Students’ option to invite respective students. Click on ‘Invite Students’ and you get a page where you need to find and select the students.

Once the invite is sent, the respective students will get a message.

When you login as a student

If you are one of the student invited for the placement event, then you will get a message in ‘Reminders’ in your dashboard. You can click on it to check and to know the details about the event from ‘Placement’ in ‘More’. Click on ‘Placement’.

Click on the particular event and view the invitation.

‘View invitation’ will lead you to the page where you will get the option to apply for the invitation.

Once you apply, the admin will be notified. Your application will be pending till the admin approves it.

The admin have to select the respective placement event and click on ‘Registrations’.

The admin can approve or reject the registration. Once a particular student attends the placement with any company, the admin can click on ‘Attended’  to mark the Attendance and a ‘Placement status’ will come up saying ‘Approve Placement’ and the admin have to approve it.

Start Discussions in your School with Fedena Discussion Module

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The Discussion module by Fedena is the right option for initiating a discussion within any group of employees and students. Just create a group and select the employees and students you want to include in your discussion, create the discussion topic and let the members be a part of it. Read the article and know how you can start a discussion using the Discussion module by Fedena.

Being the admin, when you want to start a discussion among a group, do that by logging to your Fedena account and select ‘More’. You will find ‘Discussion’ in ‘More’ and selecting it will take you to ‘Discussions- All discussions’ page. See the screenshot below:

When you want to start a new discussion, you need to create a new group with the ‘Create Group’ option.

Name the group and select the department as well as the course and the respective department teachers and students of the courses will become the participating members for the discussion. Once you save the new group, you will get a page where you need to write about the discussion topic.

Once you post the topic, it’s the job of the members to respond.

Login as a group member

If you are a part of the group for the respective discussion, you will be notified through an internal message about your selection. Login to your account and go to ‘More’ where you will find ‘Discussion’.

Click on the topic and you go to the page where you need to add your comment on the topic.

Post your comments and submit. Group members can add as many comments they want. Thus, the process of discussion is completed.

10 iPad Apps that will make your Child Smart

Little children, nowadays, are so attracted to electronic devices and can spend hours on iPads, fun books and phones, playing games. If you are worried about your kid spending more and more time in iPads, doing nothing but playing; you must read this article and find out what are the best apps that can help your child learn while spending endless time in the iPad. Load your iPad with these apps and let your child play and learn with the device!
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Start Blogging your Way with the Blog Plugin by Fedena

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Blogging is a great way to share ideas and communicate with others.Promoting blogging in a school, among teachers and students is indeed a great idea. Use Fedena’s Blog plugin to promote blogging among your students and employees. Read this article and know how this amazing plugin works.

If you are an employee or a student, just login to your Fedena account using your login credentials. Once you login, go to ‘Blog’ through ‘More’ in dashboard. Click on ‘Blog’ and you land on ‘Blog Home’ page.

The very first thing you need to do is to click on ‘Settings’ and set your username under which you are going to publish your blog.

When you plan to write a new blog, click on ‘My Blog’ in ‘Blog Home’ and click ‘New Post’.

Edit, Delete or Unpublish any of the blog posts you have already created. The option ‘Activities’ in ‘Blog Home’ will let you know what all comments you have received for the particular blogpost.

Anyone marking your blogpost as favorite can be seen with the number of stars you receive and it can be seen by each of the blog post in ‘Blog Home’.

The ‘Search’ option in ‘Blog Home’ is the one which you can use to search anyone else’s blog and read it. Search the particular name in ‘Search Blogs’ and find the blog writer whose blog you want to read.

It should be noted that the admin is not given the privilege to blog. She/he has to confer the privilege to another person who will act as the blog administrator.