Most of the schools across the United States have already reopened after one year of closure caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Amid health concerns and the second wave of Coronavirus, many school administrators, students and even parents are still in dilemma whether to step into the schools or not.
In terms of safely reopening schools all over the country, technology can play a vital role to help students and faculty members.
KBC Inc- based in New Jersey, US, has launched a smart tool called @School that helps school leaders and educators amid the fear of deadly coronavirus.
Here’s all you need to know about @School that assists to reopen schools
- Monitor psychological well-being
Students and school staff members have been experiencing widespread mental-health problems since schools shut down due to COVID-19 last year in early March. According to Washington based organization- Active Minds, more than 35% of students said that focusing on studies and works at home was the most stressful.
While more than 70% felt that they are not able to manage their daily routine during this COVID-19 era. The survey further added that more than 50% of students do not know how and where to go for help for their mental health. KBC’s AI-enabled smart solution @School can play a significant role in monitoring the psychological well-being and mental health of students and staff.
- Improve crisis reporting
The COVID-19 crisis has put the schools and universities on the front lines of crisis communications. Administrators across the country want a smart solution before bringing staff back to schools and students to classrooms to manage the crisis.
The @School can help as a crisis management team (CMT) ensuring potential damages from any kind of crisis, be it COVID related, earthquake, or school shooting.
- Track vaccination records
There are several tools that track the COVID-19 symptoms, but unfortunately, there is no national organization that maintains vaccination records. Even the CDC does not have this information. Most K-12 schools, colleges, and universities keep on file the vaccination records of their students.
Tracking vaccination records is one of the important features of @School that keeps all the vaccination-related records secure and safe. This feature will not only help the school administrators to ease their burden but they will also get rid of the paper clutter problem.
- Manage health and hygiene
Cleaning and disinfecting and promoting hand hygiene are important everyday actions school which will help to slow the spread of COVID-19. @School has come up with its smart technology that can also monitor the cleanliness and hygiene on campus. This feature will definitely boost the confidence of parents while sending their children back to school.
- Restore confidence of parents, teachers and students
Sending children back to schools after prolonged closure is a new set of worries for parents and caregivers. And thus, restoring confidence among parents and teachers is one of the challenging parts while reopening the schools.
With its robust and seamless technology, @School monitors the school’s real-time environment and enhances health and safety precautions and procedures.