How To Manage School Transport Effectively with advance Technology.

Technology in manufacturing school buses keeps improving and advancing each year to accommodate the increasing safety and security concerns of student transportation.

Better safety, lower costs and simpler operations are the major reasons that drive technology to seek new methods or improvise on the existing.

Information and computer technology has had a great influence on School transportation management systems. Innovative products have been developed to make unwieldy operations easier and to solve issues faced in student transportation.

Technology works with humans to create a secure and safer environment for students, enhance the rider and driver experience and increase the overall efficiency of operations.

Top 6 Benefits of Transportation management for school management

Making students safer

Tracking the bus and its movements can make students safer on the road. By tracking the minute by minute route of the bus parents and school management can ensure that they know when to send their children for the bus and when to pick them up when they get off the bus. This means that the child is not unsupervised at any times. If the bus has been in an accident or broken down on the road then too the information can be sent to parents and school for help.

Safety inside the Bus

School bus is the place where the child interacts with other children. Nowadays bullying is a big issue. Trackers and cameras used in school bus management method can give the school authorities what is happening inside the bus. This also ensure that the bus driver and conductor does not misbehave with the children and the discipline is maintained at all times.

Student location alert:

Alerts can go to the parents and the school when the child gets off on the wrong stop or does not reach the bus in time. When the bus is late the parents can be notified. If the student never gets on the bus the parent and the school can be notified immediately so that the child’s whereabouts are always known. If there are delays in coming out of the school or the child has to stay back because of some school activity and the bus will be late then too the alerts can go out immediately.

Better Bus routes

Better bus management system with trained drivers and trackers means that bus routes can be planned in a better way. Studies have shown that spending more time on the school bus adversely affects the academic life of the children therefore better bus route planning benefits the students. Bus routes can be planned with the help of trackers and GPS systems that give real time traffic and road updates. This way the driver can take the shortest and most fuel economic route.

Better scheduling by the management

By knowing the schedule of the buses the management can plan the student schedules in a better way. This means better time management which will give the students a better academic fluidity.

Bus maintenance tracking

Trackers on the school buses can give the bus management systems the real time condition of the bus and notify them if any maintenance is needed. Maintenance practices of the buses can be improved by following the maintenance schedule reminders. Bus management can track the driver’s habits also and give them feedback so that they can improve the driving habits. This in turn means that the company will save money on repairs and fuel and be economically beneficial.

The streets are not safe for the children in today’s world and therefore school bus management becomes an important tool which help guarantee the safety and well being of the children.

Kids Faces 3 Types Of Math Errors And How To Prevent Them

When you are learning a new skill, do you do it perfectly the very first time? Do you know all the answers before you even begin? Of course not! The same is true of math. Learning math requires practice, and making mistakes is part of the process. But as I’ve shared before, making mistakes in math is a good thing, and can help kids learn and understand more deeply. Today I want to dive a little deeper, because all mistakes are not equal. There are different types of math errors that students make, and understanding how to prevent them and how to learn from them is essential.

types of math mistake

3 Types of Math Errors:
As I’ve thought about the different mistakes students of all ages make as they solve math problems, I’ve narrowed them down to 3 categories:

• Careless Errors
• Computational Errors
• Conceptual Errors

Careless Errors:

Careless errors occur simply because they are not paying attention, or are working too fast. Some examples might be:

• Copying the problem wrong to begin with
• Writing a wrong number
• Dropping a negative sign
• Sloppy handwriting
• Not following the directions
• Typing it wrong into their calculator

Here are some simple ways to help kids prevent making careless mistakes:

Slow down

This seems obvious, but students are often in a rush to finish so that they can move on to something else. Rushing is the easiest way to ensure careless mistakes. Encourage kids to take it slow and pay attention to what they’re doing.

Circle important information

Whether it’s a worksheet or word problems, circling important information will help students know what to do. Circling something in the directions will help them follow them correctly. Circling key information in a word problem will help them think through their strategy and make sure they don’t forget anything.

Use graph paper

Using a sheet of graph paper to work out problems can be a really simple fix for kids who struggle with neatness. Graph paper allows kids to line up the numbers correctly and prevent sloppy mix ups.

Computational Errors:

The second type of mistake is computational. This means somewhere in the process they incorrectly added, subtracted, multiplied or divided.

Making one computational mistake in a multi-step problem means the rest of their work will be wrong and the final solution wrong.

As a classroom teacher, I always required students to show all their steps because if they used the correct procedure and showed me that they understood the concept, I was not too concerned about a small computational error.

Yes, that may have meant the “whole problem” was wrong, but to me, the final solution is not as important as understanding the concept and the process.

Still, we never want to encourage carelessness in computation.

Here are some ways to help students prevent computational errors:

Slow down
Check the answer after solving
Use a calculator

Conceptual Errors:

Conceptual errors occur because kids have misunderstood the underlying concepts or have used incorrect logic. This is the most difficult type of error to identify at first glance. This is also the most difficult type of error for students to recognize, but it is the most important to catch and correct.
When students make conceptual errors, it’s possible that all the math computations are correct. If they’ve misunderstood a concept and thus used an incorrect method to solve, they can work out each step meticulously and correctly but still get the wrong answer.

Ways to prevent and correct conceptual errors:

Obviously preventing conceptual errors is not as easy or straightforward as careless or computational errors. And of course, all students will have varying degrees of understanding, and will struggle with different concepts
But here are a few things you can do to try and encourage conceptual understanding and prevent future conceptual mistakes.

Introduce concepts in hands-on, conceptual ways
Teach a concept more than one way
Have math talks
Use math journals