For This Back to School Season 2022, Let’s Not Forget Our Student’s Mental Health

The new school year recently started. Students all over the world are physically heading back to school.  Many have been looking forward to starting classes in person since many schools were still conducting lessons remotely previously. They must have missed their friends, for instance having lunch together and getting to play outside during PE. 

Those in boarding school might be moving into dorms while others wait for the school bus on the first day of class. Due to this sense of (pre-covid) normalcy, some kids might be suffering from anxiety about having to physically attend classes and interact with other people daily. They may be worried about catching covid, not knowing how to interact with friends, and extroverts suddenly becoming introverts after a long period of isolation.

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Is using social media in the classroom a good idea?

impact of social media in the classroom

Ever thought of using social media as an educational tool in your classroom? Maybe now is the time. It is a great tool that can enrich the learning experience and improve communication. Form a deeper connection between your school and students. For instance, students can be updated with events and happenings through the school’s social media profile. We look into ways how using social media in the classroom can be helpful in the classroom.

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The impact social media has on your students – the pros and cons

how social media impacts your students, both the positive and negative

Social media has been around for some time. It allows users to post or react to content posted online. Many, if not most, students have access to a variety of different platforms. Some popular social media networks are Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and recently TikTok. More new platforms are emerging as we speak.

It is without a doubt that social media is great for news and entertainment. However, like all other things, has its pros and cons. Today we will be discussing the impacts of social media in the classroom, both the good and the bad. 

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How important is digital literacy for your students in today’s online world?

digital literacy and how important it is for your students

With the online world growing, it is important that your students understand digital literacy. Preparing them for the skills they need to know in order to use technology safely and responsibly is a must. 

The rise of edtech and the internet has opened up a new world that brings a lot of benefits. Especially to those that may not have had such opportunities before. It can empower and educate students, leading them to a path that is forever changing. Thus they will constantly be learning to stay on top. 

In recent years, technology has become so advanced that we need it in every aspect of our lives. Helping to teach your students to be digitally literate will not only help them through their studies but will carry on into their work life. 

Let’s start at the very beginning with the question, what is digital literacy?

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Advanced Student Filtering

We’ve introduced a number of improvements for filtering (searching) for students in the Students module. Currently, we have the following search options:

and now, we also have…

  • Search for Students by Custom Report – If you use the Report Creator app, you can build a Custom Report and filter for students on this report.

Here’s a screenshot of the expanded student filtering options in the Students module (screen):

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Also, some modules (screens) have different access to the different types of advanced filtering. Here’s a breakdown of filtering options by module:

Active and Unenrolled Students Search Locked/Saved Search Search by Custom Report
Students Students Students
Transcripts Transcripts Transcripts
Report Cards Report Cards
Teachers
Discipline

Of course, please feel free to try out some of these out. And if you have any questions at all, just let us know – we’d love to help out.