If you’re looking to raise attainment and improve pupil behaviour using seating charts you need to check out ClassCharts.
There’s a lot of focus on pupil behaviour at the moment and seating charts have been proven to significantly increase attainment and improve pupil behaviour in the classroom.
Most classroom seating software I’ve seen is pretty basic, just allowing your to digitally create seating plans. We wanted to find a system that took real advantage our student data to provide the best possible seating arrangements.
Intelligent Seating Charts
ClassCharts is my favourite type of technology. It’s a service that takes an important but dry manual process and sexies it up with innovative new ideas and technology. If you thought arranging your classroom seating was boring, wait til you see ClassCharts.
ClassCharts is a browser based classroom management tool which uses data from your MIS system to optimise your room’s seating layout — and it’s really clever. ClassCharts doesn’t just allow you to manually position your students, it pulls data from your behaviour logs, both positive and negative, and uses an algorithm to create the best possible seating arrangement based on the recorded interactions between your students.
Let’s say Bill and Steve are regularly fighting, ClassCharts will recognise that trend in your behaviour logs and sit them apart. But this doesn’t just work for negative behaviour, ClassCharts also looks at positive trends, such as house points, and will arrange students who work well together on the same table.
But the example above doesn’t do ClassCharts justice. The system will take data for all students, compare every possible combination and optimise your classroom layout to promote improved behaviour and attainment. You can then view student profiles so that you can monitor behaviour trends overtime on a classroom, student, or teacher basis.
Room layouts are created using a simple drag and drop interface, and students can be positioned just as easily. You can reuse rooms for each of your classes or view classrooms other teachers have created. Pupil data and photos, once imported from your MIS system can be manually assigned desktop, or you can ask ClassCharts to automatically arrange students to optimise behaviour.
Once your students are positioned they are shown as an icon which includes essential information such as their photo, attendance, and target grades.
Other features, such as a parent and pupil portal to view behaviour data, and and student store where pupils can earn points to spend on items are also included.
You can find out more about ClassCharts by visting their website. A free limited version is available for testing, while the fully featured version is available at cost.