Why adopt to Visual Notes and Mind Mapping?

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The categorization is seen up front in all aspects and it is one that drives the human mind as well. As should be the case this article would throw some light on the tuning the minds to achievements.

Most of the learned are seen to follow the general rule and the standardization of ‘More Memory; More Marks’.

How far can it go?

Will it provide significant learning?

Can you analyze what you learned last week and its impact?

The reflection of the learning process is much important and without the element of reflection, the learning would just be an expensive time killing.

The reflection of the learning process is much important and without the element of reflection, the learning would just be an expensive time killing.

Teachers and mentors should encourage the reflective practice to their students in learning and if this reflective practice is missing the purpose of education is not met and what is most missing would be the time invested.

Right in the classroom, the reflection should be imposed on students, in a manner of providing tips to absorb the information and the content with passion, dedication and ultimate retention. Although the teacher takes many measures to structure the lessons and provide the right teaching with examples and sometimes encourage hands-on learning and much more with the activity-based learning. All of these are best methods and yet there is something which is much more effective and essential.

Visual Notes Taking -Absorption of Content

This is the profound way and known as mind mapping which is seen in practice with the intellectuals and this practice helps in reflective learning and knowledge with retention. This is related to art and drawing might be in the mindset of general people but this technique belongs to education. This comes in practice and it is most importantly an encouraging behavior to doodle in the classroom in the sketchbook.

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To bridge the clarification let me give an experience of a high school student who owned a sketch handbook and his style of notes taking would be drawings and I did wonder how it helps but it did wonders. This is the good method to re-cap and it helps to memorize the concepts in a better way.

The complete content-based information is visualized in drawings and it helps to remember not just simple learning but also the high level of understanding. Especially noted is during the time of examination and with the adequate adrenaline rush coupled with the visual notes the quick revision of the content can be obtained in a much shorter span.

Irrespective of the student grades, a shift to the visual learning would help achievement in the long run. Let this serve as an awareness and more of practical observation will be the right strategy to conclude the actual benefits.

What is M-Learning?

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The trend evidently shows that E-Learning has matured to M-Learning which is Mobile Learning, such modernization of the e-learning and with the popular adoption to smart phones have opened its horizons to the convenience of M-Learning. At the most recent times, the smartphones are the best fit to the ultimate collaboration and they do wonders in the palm. Just as we dive into the topic let us discuss over the education transformation.

We have just conceded through the various digital learning materials which include the eBook, eLearning and even the virtual classroom. The technology has transformed these to a greater extent and now it is seen as the power in our hands and we are able to gather the required information at the fingertips.

Why should it be called Smart Phones any more…when it can do much more in knowledge and learning? Ponder!

Mobile learning in simple terms is accessing the materials in mobile and learning on the go, it is highly personalized and just don’t judge it in general, for eg. When you access a website in mobile you would see the content structured to the device size and keeps it feasible enough to click and go but at the same time the mobile learning content is designed with great website responsive structural management which allows the learner to gather the information in a short span and keep up the desire of serving with the great understanding. This is a strong edge over the e-learning.

Should we call it just-in-time knowledge? May be still better…

Most people access it for the quick learning and instant information. Students seem to utilize in a better way while the corporates and executives would go for a quick refresh of the same. Particularly, for students, it works wonders as it is easier for them to adapt to their knowledge gaps and by focusing on the chapters that have challenged them makes it productive.

Real time interactions to the huge group!

It is interesting to know the experience of each other student, finding the strategy of the group members of the same age, attempting to crack the concept and derive the solution. When there are more interactions over the topic, it becomes better for the retention and does take better participation for the complete understanding.

We have known the disadvantages of technology and innovation, but now when you see the students outsmart due to better technology, should we take back the uttered statement.

How good is the M-Learning structured?

An effective and the best M-learning creation includes the videos, some textual data, and the images. It provided the best knowledge and we do provide the feature to be able to read, repeat, record, list, and mind-map. The comprehensive learning can be achieved with tests, assessments and detailed questions. Some innovative platform has also simulations and the listens to the role playing and evaluations through games and animations. These are supported to demonstrate and illustrate the concept and teach them how to interpret and apply.

It is important for us to create and push learning to people and not push people to learn.

The future of M-Learning is predictable as we see the complete revolutionary change in the cloud technology. The best of all is the learning engagement in M-Learning, it cuts through the mundane of learning as it has engagement booster coming up new and trendy each time. The technology is beyond the normal web page and it steps ahead with innovation. Few of the interesting engagements are pop-up challenges which set count-down time to crack the answer, one to one challenge to the peer, reward, and points to gain and accumulate for recognition.

The future of M-Learning:

Getting so fond over the engagement and the interaction with the mobile learning is the first step to overlook desktops. You can see the trend jump to the wearable learning, as we see the wearable technology to boost. Secondly, the personalized learning gets into the highlight as it delivers the exact search of the learner. The innovations are endless, while it may to more to speak about right the next day, add to the comments session and let’s discuss more.

Interviews with successful mentors, the common attributes exhibited!

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We have perceived and known many popular mentors, the many whom we see in our lives. We determine the success of each of them to honour and associate. Glowing, the most successful mentors worldwide in the present-day scenario to name a few Anderson Cooper, Warren Buffett, Kathy Ireland and much more. Researchers have studied about them and the many whom we see in our daily life. They are proved to partake some attributes in common. Experts and mentors from different industries tend to suggest the reality and much over the experienced facts that keep them exceedingly efficacious. These recommendations are much applicable to the education industry and such experience of the mentors can awaken the students to bring in a realization to work towards success and achievements.

The common attributes as denoted can vary from few to many and however, it cannot be listed as the general form of listing. One must actually get profoundly involved with their experience and attempt to relate to their situations to get the best of the study.

Here are the words of a famous mentor in the business for years who clearly states that understanding the competence is the foremost kind to succeed. It is pretty obvious that one cannot excel in all the situations and perform marvelously well always there are segments which are good to go with and few fall back situations where assistance is required. Just think, those are practical situations which one has to effectively analyze in one’s own pace and situation. This would certainly strengthen and benefit you to transform successfully.

“Your passion needs to be the purpose to make great accomplishments” indeed, you are here now to work out on passion. One another great mentor interviewed stalwartly indicates about driving your life purpose with the passion and that would make their paycheck for life.

This is sure sounds complicated as the most of the life purpose may not be in the passion and that they would not work as good as you desire. I would not say it cannot be achieved but it is hard to show up and the one which you integrate your passion to the purpose you are to have a cake-walk success. The truth is that massive success comes from the blend of passion and integrity. So, aim to make your passion the paycheck for life. It evidently shows that the common attributes of the successful people are that they have chosen to live up to their passion.

Still again, when discussed to few top mentors of the metropolitan schools and institutions we got a cross-platform information, they were robust enough to mention creating own opportunities leads to success which contradicts the idea of exploring new opportunities. Each of these statements had its own justification.

As the former, the situations may be hard enough that you would not be able to demonstrate or get a chance to prove in the desired field. There is no point in waiting for the door to be unlocked but jumping into decisions to take an own move to prove the skills is identified as the successful decision. Risks and probability of success may be low but as the desire is strong would reflect the quality of work and will make your pitch through the success platform. In the latter case where one door is closed look for the others that are opened, this may sound to compromise your passion lookouts, keeping the career places fluid is not always a great idea but many successful personalities declares that their strong and decisive mindset has let them not miss out on opportunities rather found better ones than that desired.

As the former, the situations may be hard enough that you would not be able to demonstrate or get a chance to prove in the desired field. There is no point in waiting for the door to be unlocked but jumping into decisions to take an own move to prove the skills is identified as the successful decision. Risks and probability of success may be low but as the desire is strong would reflect the quality of work and will make your pitch through the success platform. In the latter case where one door is closed look for the others that are opened, this may sound to compromise your passion lookouts, keeping the career places fluid is not always a great idea but many successful personalities declares that their strong and decisive mindset has let them not miss out on opportunities rather found better ones than that desired.

Coming to something that is continually known among all successful personality is the ability to innovate, they are not people to get easily convinced and carry on the tasks as dictated or followed. All the flaws of the conventional methods are identified and they innovatively bring in more ideas which keep their thought pondering over the new and updated stuff. They are interesting and much aware of the trends. It adds up to their ability to do things differently and in a way, their consistent ability to ask for more questions paves the way to more innovation.

Being strong and buoyant are another common attribute where it shows that most of the highly successful people would have experienced many challenges and might have failed many times. Only by establishing a strong sense of achievement and by creating a high resistance towards coming back and trying many times will make you successful.

Success can be compared to the game of life and the continued overcoming of the hardships and along with the above discussed common attributes, one could figure out their forthcoming success. This would definitely drive in the minds of the enthusiast and all the intermingling concepts will demonstrate them to show up success.

 

 

Recommendations to Teachers: An approach on the first day of academic year

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Academic year may run either for 9 months or 10 months of the year and imagine how important and obvious the first day should be. It is the primary and foremost responsibility of the school and the teachers to transmit an intense growth mindset in students. This may be done with a discussion, a story session or with live examples of the successful students who had made the achievement. You could also call it Brainology which would foster the growth mindset where in the teachers teach the students to observe the lectures, take notes, study, think innovatively, practice and be attentive always.

Beyond the traditional schooling and the conventional advice over the discipline, manners, scores, organizing, managing, friendship, sports, entertainment are few things which are usually as a teacher tend to impart to their students. In the current scenario, it needs to be much more concentrated over the soft skills and the techniques to handle the situations, the right and supportive manner for the overall academic excellence. This is all about the teachers addressing to the students on the day-1 of the academic year to help them successfully perform each day and mark their overall excellence.

Here we go,

The sociable approach… and this need not be emphasized as you being in years of experience would certainly give your best to introduce the system, the personal introduction, discipline and rather a great ice-breaking session. Apart from these, the first day to the aspiring students should be strong enough that keeps them tight with their targets and aspirations. Here go the recommendations that make the teacher provide better and build the best possible aims and aspirations in each of the students.

Provide tips to be motivated

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As a teacher, you should be providing the right solutions to students to stay motivated always. Even the most successful and ambitious student find it difficult to stay motivated at all times. This challenge persists in all our lives and the understanding the techniques to deal with the needs to come with plenty of guidance and practice.

Show them the methods to deal with the motivation level and it has to be at high level, work up repetitively to build and boost the motivation. The tips you could share on motivation can be the following.

  • Surround with the most capable and high performing students which substantially improve your score.
  • Music is a great addition to instantly boost up and keeps your mind alert and attentive.
  • Enhance the spirit of optimism, show them ways to keep the minds stimulated and triggered each moment.
Get to know their dreams

Students dreams would certainly be ambitious enough which would strongly relate to their academics. Talk it out to understand their mission which and make them feel energized which would add to their motivation. Keep them infused over the reminders of the mission which will get them back to watch out for their performance and keep them moving on the right path.

Discuss to set them a routine

High School Lesson

Among the many students, the mindset and the mental frame for even the bright student may lead them to distractions and deviations. They would certainly find it difficult to get back to the right mode of concentration. It would certainly be of much benefit to the student to set them back to the productive form. Suggest them to set the routines as good and smart it can be, like starting from the routine of sliding into the running shoes till the day draws to end. Once the schedules are fixed and catching up back to back will gain them much advantage over excellence in academics all through the year.

Educate to Plan the rewards

As students, it would be a constant requirement to keep looking for new additions to the personal gadgets, stationery, general books, novels and outdoor entertainment. Teach them to plan the reward for their prominence in the hard work, once they learn to relish the fruits of the real hard work, it becomes easy and throughout the year the workouts turn successful.

Teach to focus on high achievements

Students should be motivated to aim higher and it is true persuasion towards high goals bring it to reality. Teach them that no mountains are high being beyond reach and no distance are far that cannot be traveled. Let them aspire with a vision that is really high.

It is rather important to make the students the high aspirants of the year and imagine the complete class strength of yours performs extraordinarily well, would it not be a great go for the teacher as a performer.

Keep on track with all the motivational points right from the day one and every student would rather be grateful to have you as their teacher. No lessons can be fast practiced, no place can be reached swift all it takes is sincere efforts to make it happen.

How PenPencilEraser can help different types of schools?

Different types of schools

Hello Schools! It’s wonderful being at the start, mid or the end of the academic year. You may be new or experienced with the school digitalization. Your school may be using some sort of school management software or some specific modules like Timetable, Attendance or Accounts. Rather your school might be located in any part of the geographic location in the globe. Irrespective of these we would say that your school should glance at PenPencilEraser that gives you more ideas and has an edge over the many software.

Here comes the new change in the overall school management and administration which goes digital. Watch out to get this effortless and incredible software integrated into the center of your school system. Delays, miscommunication, homework, intimation, time consumption worries that drag the delays of success and the ability being questioned are eliminated.

Take a chance to look into the features of this effective school management software that guides you through the complete school management which is suitable for any schools.

Schools that are Management-Centric

Here you are to experience the wholesome interesting features that give you better ROI, keeps you updated and enhances peace of mind.

  • Stay updated always with anytime, anywhere access
  • Access information in the friendly dashboard
  • Stay updated with the various happenings in the school in a single screen view
  • Keep track on all user activities
  • Consolidate reports over attendance, payroll, fees, schedule, exams etc.
  • Communicate and send instructions anytime across the platform
  • Manage the school website with any additions in menus, sub-menus, notifications and other information
  • Publish the school achievements, images, accolades and reviews
  • Invite new applicants through the website
  • Submit various reports as required by the education board and other related government bodies
  • Manage school accounts with the customized audit reports

 Schools that are Teachers Centric

The most stressed with a lot of crunch in time are the teachers of any school. The faculty members who are the backbone of the school should always aim to spend more time with the students enriching them all academically, socially and disciplinarily. To them, the tasks being handled are ample which takes away much time in planning and later to the execution. This form of digitalization which keeps them away from some routine tasks and makes them gain much more time with the students and their lessons.

  • The first primary responsibility of attendance comes to a total solution with the digital system
  • The issue of homework is again automatized
  • Collaborating with parents becomes the simplest and easy task
  • Schedule for exams, issue of timetable, portions becomes a swift process
  • Planning the lesson plan eases the job
  • Allocating the marks and consolidation of marks for various subjects from the respective class teachers becomes simple.
  • Updating and issuing of the consolidated CCE report are automatic.

All of these will certainly work better on saving time and energy and it proves to be a welcoming change in any schools. The schools which provide their faculty with more time in teaching is the first sign of the school being successful.


 Schools that are Parents Centric

Parents are the people who provide feedback and rating to the school and their prime expectations are their child’s education and safety. The parents look for updates from school, track the student’s performance and stand by their child to help overcome the troubles if any. So, they are the most delighted to have a school app in their smartphones to check and track all the updates of the schools.

  • The mobile app features is an award winning Android app for schools.
  • They are able to track the attendance, time schedule, exam schedule and others
  • Simple to track the marks, fees, balances and the periodic report cards
  • Communicate with the school management and the teachers
  • Take the print of the CCE report
  • Submit their ward’s homework with the respective attachments
  • Request for leave, send reminders and get the approval status
  • Understand the various happening in the school with other classes too
  • View the gallery and download the corresponding pictures as required.

The above features would certainly impress the parents and they get closer to the school with the better understanding of the school systems and their child’s performance.


Schools that are Students Centric

The complete success of the application can be experienced as the convenience experienced by the students. It relatively brings about the updates from the school and makes it notified instantly to the students. Students tend to keep all things related to school and education within the palm. This makes them work competitively and does not miss any work assigned. This relatively increases their interest, discipline and the performance in the school activities and academics.

Similar to the parents’ features, students would be able to access the updates from the school in terms of homework, attendance, exams, marks, messages and website intimations. Along with these, they are able to wish the birthdays of their buddies and also receive wishes for your birthday. Access the gallery images, the website updates and all this related to exams and schedules.


Schools which are new to the digital platform

Just stay cool and we would take you to complete transformation in an easy and effective manner. The Schools although with large database and yet to digitalize should find this to be the right time to adhere. So much so the schools may think of security, convenience, and reliability. This would rather be enriched and gives you better peace of mind when you adhere to the digital platform. All that we expect from schools is to initiate a discussion by submitting the contact request or the demo request on our website.


 Schools which are partially digitalized

You may be with schools which have some sort of digitalization, may be a Timetable management or attendance management or admission management. In this case, you have a feel for how convenient it works saving on your time and energy.

Just the thought of having an integrated platform for the complete management of the school activities will be ideal to go with forever. You would be pleased to have PenPencilEraser as a part of your school management as it takes you with the comfort of the overall digitalization. The best part is that as the new modules keep updating you have the advantage of scaling up.


Schools which are fully digitalized

Schools which already engaged with some kind of school management software may be the one built for your school or had signed up for SaaS subscription. Now is the right time to analyze if you have been completely satisfied and how much of added convenience can be experienced with an outright comparison.  You should be prepared to do so and would tell you the results would be amazing.

It is indeed much simpler to shift the digital platform to any service provider, your data is in the digital form and hence the migration can be taken care easily by our team. All that is required is an analysis and keep in mind the demo would be delivered by our team on your request.

It is interesting to reach the world through this post and building much awareness to the schools across the globe. Only when systems are in place the effective running of the institution can be experienced. Making sure that all the best part put together we wish to discuss with your school and hereby request to you to submit the demo form here.

 

PenPencilEraser, the online school management software serves schools globally, its integration of various modules makes the school management simple and effective. Here is explained the how schools of different types find it best to work with PenPencilEraser, look into the features of communication modules and so is the details of other modules which can be glanced for an insight. Providing you a quick glance of few modules Homework Management, Attendance Management, Fee Management and Payroll Management. You can request a demo here for better understanding, demonstration and guidance over the various features.