In the past year, the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the economic and political ecology of various countries, and almost disrupted the daily lives of everyone in the world. Educational problems caused by school closures affect every family member, as well as many industries. According to “UNESCO” data, as of May this year, more than 130 countries have implemented nationwide school suspension measures, resulting in more than 80% of students worldwide unable to continue their studies. Besides, many countries still implement partial school suspensions to prevent the spread of the virus. In the face of sudden changes, governments and schools in various countries have adopted the “online school system” as a direct solution for students not being able to attend school.
In terms of information management for pandemic prevention and control, many schools will have the following challenges:
- Which students have had contact with the infected area or personal and may have a possible infection?
- How is the daily health of all teachers and students?
- The start of the school is postponed, how can the latest arrangements and adjustments and the latest information be effectively communicated to teachers and students?
- How to effectively interact and answer questions that teachers and students are concerned about during the pandemic?
- How to effectively review teachers’ and students’ health if they want to return to school for special reasons in advance?
Skipfour Smart School Management System can help enhance parent-teacher communication, sharing learning material, monitoring students’ online activities, and evaluating their performance. These management solutions help improve communication between parent and teacher, distribute study guides, track the online in-class activities, and monitor the students’ progress.
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Our state-of-the-art video conferencing and collaboration module provides a secure environment and specially built resources for schools, including break-out rooms, whiteboards, slide sharing, video sharing, screen sharing, and obscuring backdrop to restrict the view during virtual classes to students and teachers.
The last thing we should be concerned about as parents with our kids being online for school is for our students to be hacked and their details were stolen. For video conferencing and collaboration, we give localized DoD level security. For our solution that encompasses video conferencing, we use end-to-end 256-bit encryption. For bulletproof protection, schools have the option of installing intranet servers to restrict approved users’ access to the system.
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The use of technology and cooperation between administrators, teachers, and students can help to handle all affairs smoothly. All our modules require a single sign-in, so there is no need to remember and manage multiple systems for students, teachers, parents, and admin staff. Members of school management may operate the system from their homes, arrange class schedules, designate virtual classrooms for teachers, and inform students about any events. For exchanging learning materials, the Smart School Management System can be used to ensure that students stay engaged during the course. Students and teachers can interact seamlessly about homework, assignments, quizzes and exams, grades, missed assignments, trips, events, and more through our communication tools.
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The pandemic of COVID-19 has also disrupted the working life of all. Thus in some cases, though at home, both parents stay busy at work. They find it difficult to monitor or even assist their child with homework. Our streamlined system makes it easier for parents to receive weekly reports, allowing them to sign up for volunteering, potlucks, PTA, Back to School, and other activities seamlessly. It enables instructors and administrators to explicitly share their calendars with parents and others. The system allows automatic email reports, teacher feedbacks under a single dashboard, and loads of other features to connect with parents at a glance.
Secure Student Information System
Manage all student information, including personal details (name, date of birth, etc.), contact information (address, point of contact, phone numbers, etc.) and medical data (allergies, prescriptions, etc.), school information (grades, sports, etc.) in one location. To ensure the entire system is secured and encrypted to prevent unauthorized access, we comply with HIPAA and PII. The framework requires various levels of authorization to minimize access to the system depending on the user’s position and needs.
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If there are any special events like a book fair, a school trip, gifts, or something else, our system allows the school to accept payments directly. That would avoid the insecurities of accepting payments through any third parties, which the protection may be unknown to the payers.
You can communicate with Skipfour’s experts if you need a team of ed-tech experts with an expertise in creating the right management system for schools. With more than ten years of service experience, our experienced teams have built several systems for communication and administration management for educational institutions. You are more than welcome to contact us! If you like this article, don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel, like our Facebook, or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news!