Digital Journaling is the Future of Schooling

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The Internet and digital technologies are becoming more and more
confidently becoming an integral part of all spheres of life of a modern

The education system was not an exception, in which electronic
textbooks are gradually replacing ordinary books, and laptops and tablets are
traditional notebooks. Students are now doing
for their ease and to cope up with the technological trends. A
relatively solid position is still held by the paper version of the school
diary. Many parents do not trust electronic magazines and are not aware of all
its features and advantages.

And if we can’t do anything with the first without the intervention of the authorities and relevant authorities, then we can talk
about the possibilities of the electronic diary in a state. That is why
today we will try to answer the most common questions that worry parents about
the electronic counterpart of a traditional performance journal.

What is a Digital Diary?

Digital diary – electronic services or software designed to

  • Accounting
    for the implementation of the curriculum by students (including attendance
    and academic performance);

  • Awareness
    of all participants in the educational
     (in particular, students and their parents)
    about the progress and results of training;

  • Streamlining
    the workflow and reducing the administrative burden on educational

  • The
    ability to create a portfolio of students and an internal social network,
    as well as maintaining a news feed of an educational organization and
    personal blogs of teachers.

Is Digital Journal and Digital Diary the Same?

In fact, this is the same electronic service, but with different

  • A digital journal is an accounting tool that
    allows you to monitor student performance and attendance, as well as
    fulfill the educational and pedagogical load, increase the ICT competency
    of school employees, accumulate and systematize teaching and learning experience,
    ensure transparency of the educational process, and inform all interested
    parties about the learning process.

  • Electronic
    diary – an individualized selection of data from an electronic journal about the progress and results of training of a particular student. Both the student and his parents have access to the student’s personal “page”.

Why Do Parents Need a Digital Diary?

The introduction of digital diaries at school allows parents to:

  • Have
    round-the-clock access to the most reliable, accurate and up-to-date
    information about the performance of your child (both from a PC and from a
    mobile phone);

  • Receive
    timely information on the schedule of lessons and activities that are
    planned at the school;

  • Operatively
    monitor the child’s attendance at lessons and his behavior at school;

  • Carry
    out interactive communication with teachers of the student and the
    administration of the educational organization.

Why Do Students Need It?

Thanks to the introduction of electronic diaries in
most schools, students no longer need to worry that they forgot to write
homework or changes in the schedule of subjects – just go to the page of a
classy electronic journal and the most up-to-date information will be opened
for the student. This is especially convenient for those students who, for
one reason or another, missed classes at school. In addition, the electronic diary allows you to:

  • Track
    your grades for any period of time;

  • View
    grades by grade

  • Be
    aware of both school life in general and class life in particular.

  • Why
    do teachers need an electronic diary?

  • For
    teachers, an electronic diary has become a good help in work. Using
    it you can:

  • Communicate
    with students’ parents and quickly solve current problems and tasks with

  • Count
    student ratings

  • generate
    reports on student performance;

  • Track
    analytics of the work of a general educational organization in
    various areas;

  • Communicate
    with colleagues on issues of professional activity and exchange of

  • Organize
    virtual consultations and additional classes.

How Reliable and Timely is this for everyone?

Here, again, a lot depends on the human factor. If a school the employee is responsible for his responsibilities in filling out an electronic
journal, then 
participants in the educational process receive
up-to-date and reliable information. Otherwise, grades may not fully
reflect student achievement, and information about school activities may be

Unfortunately, we are forced to state that after studying
various forums where parents share their impressions of electronic diaries. The
question of filling out electronic diaries is negligent. And all because
this responsibility was assigned either to subject teachers or to class
teachers. Moreover, this obligation is not paid. Well, for teachers
who already have enough work, they either have no time at all or just don’t
want to regularly update information in the electronic journal.

Bottom Line

But not everything is as pessimistic as it might seem at first
glance. Increasingly, the school management is hiring a specialist who is
solely responsible for maintaining and filling 
resources. This fact allows us to hope that in the very near future
in all electronic journals there will be only reliable and relevant
information, and the electronic systems themselves will be reliably protected
and safe.


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