KidConnect Classroom is an iPad app used by students to manage their emotions in the moment. This section of the KidConnect Clubhouse is focused on student observations using KidConnect Classroom and how to best incorporate it into your classroom to best meet your needs, activities, and time.
Observation is a quick way to collect behavioral data on your students. Simply select the student and then record the what, when, and where of the students' behavior and most importantly begin collecting and understading the why's behind their actions.
Take and use real time photos and videos to capture student behavior. Use observations to catch kids showing great behaviors too! Perfect to use at conferences or to easily add to report card comments.
We encourage you to always add notes to the observation of your student. The data you collect using KidConnect is truly helpful for spotting issues, trends and successes.
Observations are made much richer by the anecdotal information you capture. The excellent thing about the KidConnect app is that you can add more information if it becomes available later on.
One of our most popular features is the ability to share observations with colleagues, and even yourself, using the easy email feature.
With each observation you are creating a living behavioral assessment of your students. Notes and charts are great, but really in this case, a picture combined with notes really is invaluable to your work with your students.
At the end of an Observation, it is a good idea to use the follow-up email feature.
Review the student under manage and specifically the Personalize Feelings and Strategies. You may want to edit or customize the strategies for your student and your school. Then next time a similar situation occurs you can let the student use KidConnect by themselves (some students may require assistance) to manage their own behavior.
As you know well, sometimes too many choices can be overwhelming for students. We have found that especially when dealing with feelings, less can be more.
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