Welcome back – useful tips for starting the new year

9 January|

We welcome teachers, leaders, and students back from holidays to a new semester – and a new year! We hope that everyone has recharged their batteries and feels prepared for everything that an exciting fall term entails. We have gathered all the useful links you need to get started in the best possible way for the start of the semester with Skolon and all digital tools!

Skolon gathers all of the school’s digital educational tools, materials, and services in one place and makes them function smoothly and securely together for administrators, teachers, and students. Bringing together all digital educational tools allows all users to clearly see which tools they have access to and ensures they are easy to initiate and work with.

For those of you who are new to Skolon or need a little refresher before the start of the term, we have gathered all the useful links here that you need to get started in the best way possible. If you have any questions or concerns, our support team is, of course, ready to assist you!

Useful links for students and teachers

How do you make the most of your digital tools and educational materials? Here, we provide you with five fundamental links to get started with Skolon and your collection of digital tools!

1. Create a folder

Do you have many tools in your collection or do you simply want to get better at organizing? Then you can create folders!

Read more here how to create a folder.

2. Add tools in My Collection

Tools that you have chosen to remove from My Collection or that your administrator has chosen not to add to your collection can be found via the Tools icon at the top right of the My Collection page.

Read more how to add tools here.

3. How to share links and tools to other users

Sharing links and tools to other users is a smart feature of Skolon and you can do this directly from your collection!

Read more here how to share links and tools.

4. Sort and/or remove tools in your collection

Do you want better order in your tools in your collection? Or maybe remove a tool?

Read more how to do this here.

5. Teacher’s room – an overview of your students

With the function Teacher’s room, which all teachers and administrators have access to, it’s possible to get a clear overview of the students and classes / groups that are connected to you as a teacher.

Read more how to use Teacher’s room here.

Useful links for administrators in Skolon

As an administrator in Skolon, you can manage and administer the content within Skolon. Here, we provide you with four useful links to get started with the admin interface.

If you want to delve even deeper into the features available in Skolon, you can access all our articles for administrators here. This way, you can learn more, for example, about how you can make purchases of digital tools and educational materials directly in the library and how you can manage all your user data in accordance with GDPR.

1. How to configure the school settings

Within the school settings, you can adjust settings related to how Skolon will be experienced by other users, upload the school’s logo, and more.
Read more about setting you can do here.

2. Assign organisation administration rights

This article applies to organisation administrators.

Read more about it here.

3. Pseudonymisation – That´s how it works

With the pseudonymisation function, it ensures school organisations who use Skolon, to be granted a tool that can help them be GDPR compliant.

Read more about pseudonymisation here.

4. How to add a local tool in Skolon

In Skolon, you as an administrator can add your own local tools. This means that you post a link to something that you want users to be able to reach and use in Skolon together with other digital tools and teaching aids.

Read more how to add local tools here.

More help and support

Our support center with help articles is open around the clock, and if you have any questions or concerns, our support team is, of course, ready to assist you. Feel free to access all the help articles here or contact us here!

This is Skolon – we collect Sweden’s best digital school tools and make them work in the classroom

Skolon is an independent gathering place for digital school tools and learning resources, created for both teachers and students. With Skolon, it is easy to access and use all your digital school tools – security increases, administration decreases and there is more time for learning.
The digital school tools come from both small and large suppliers who all have one thing in common – they create digital school tools that are good for the school world.

10 Tips on How to Use Reading and Writing Assistive Tools in Scho...

28 September|

Reading and writing assistive tools are not only for individuals with reading and writing difficulties; on the contrary, digital tools can be beneficial for all students. There are many smart and creative ways to make it easier and more enjoyable for students to absorb information and facilitate learning.

Marcus Alvarsson, our Global Business Director and also a former teacher, has compiled his top 10 tips on how to use reading and writing assistive tools in school—or at home, for that matter.

1.Screen Readers

Use a screen reader to have the text read aloud. This helps students with dyslexia or visual impairments to comprehend the information.

2. Speech Recognition

Use speech recognition to dictate instead of handwriting. This facilitates students with motor difficulties or slow writing speed.

3. Spelling and Grammar Check

Utilize spelling and grammar check in word processing programs to receive support with correct spelling and grammar. This is particularly useful for students with dyslexia or language challenges.

4. Dictionaries and Thesauruses

Use digital dictionaries and thesauruses to quickly look up words and find alternative word choices. This helps students improve their vocabulary and expression.

5. Mind Mapping Tools

Use mind mapping tools to visually organize thoughts and ideas. This aids students in structuring and remembering information.

6. Text-to-Speech Apps

Use text-to-speech apps to have the text read aloud even outside of school. This enables students to continue learning and understanding texts when they don’t have access to a screen reader.

7. Digital Notes

Use digital notes instead of handwriting. This makes it easy to organize and edit notes and share them with other students.

8. E-Readers

Use e-readers to access books and texts in digital format. This makes it easier for students with reading difficulties to customize text size, colors, and contrast to their needs.

9. Writing Assistance Programs

Use writing assistance programs that provide word and phrase suggestions while typing. This helps students improve their writing skills and boost their confidence.

10. Time Management Tools

Use digital time management tools to organize school assignments and projects. This helps students keep track of deadlines and structure their work more efficiently.

These are just some examples of how to use reading and writing assistive tools in school. It’s essential to tailor these tools to each student’s individual needs and provide the right support to promote their learning and progress.

In Skolon’s platform, we gather thousands of digital tools, including tools for reading and writing difficulties.

This is Skolon – we gather Sweden’s best digital educational tools and make them work in the classroom.

Skolon is an independent platform for digital educational tools and learning resources, created for both teachers and students. With Skolon, accessing and using your digital educational tools is easy – security increases, administration decreases, and there’s more time for learning.

The digital educational tools come from both small and large providers, all of whom have one thing in common – they create digital educational tools that are beneficial for the school environment.

It’s easy to buy digital educational materials and tools di...

28 June|

With all your digital resources in one place, Skolon is the easiest way to work digitally at school. All the school’s digital resources can be found in a personal view for each teacher and student, via one login. Click on an icon in your personal collection to launch your tool immediately! We had a chat with Marcus Alvarsson, Business Director at Skolon about how to make easy purchases through Skolon’s library. – Buying digital educational materials and tools directly through Skolon’s library works just like a regular, modern webshop, says Marcus.

Skolon’s purchasing function was launched in 2019 and became a further extension of Skolon’s library, which currently houses over 4500 international digital educational tools and resources from over 150 different edtech providers. In the library, teachers and students can discover and test new and interesting tools, while purchasing administrators can make purchases with just a few clicks directly within the same interface.

-Buying digital educational materials and tools directly through Skolon’s library works just like a regular, modern webshop, which most people are familiar with today. You purchase the tool you desire and have the option to choose, at the time of purchase, which user, class/group, or school should have access to the tool. Most importantly, you can also choose when the tool will be available to the users – either immediately or on a selected date. This allows your school to make well-planned purchases, such as staying ahead at the beginning of a term or when a new student starts, explains Marcus.

This is Skolon – we collect Sweden’s best digital school tools and make them work in the classroom

Skolon is an independent gathering place for digital school tools and learning resources, created for both teachers and students. With Skolon, it is easy to access and use all your digital school tools – security increases, administration decreases and there is more time for learning.

The digital school tools come from both small and large suppliers who all have one thing in common – they create digital school tools that are good for the school world.

8 benefits of digital learning resources in the classroom

26 May|

Digital learning resources have changed the way we learn and teach. By using digital learning resources, teachers can now offer interactive, engaging, and personalized learning to students. Here, we provide you with eight benefits of digital learning resources in the classroom!

1. Up-to-date material

Digital learning resources can be easily updated with a click, ensuring that students have access to the latest information.

2. Accessibility

Students can access their digital learning materials from anywhere as long as they have a computer or tablet.

3. Time-saving!

It saves time because students have access to a variety of materials and resources – all in one place.

4. Personalized learning

Learning resources can be tailored to students’ abilities, allowing for customized learning based on individual circumstances and needs.

5. Collaboration

Working digitally enables students to collaborate effectively with each other and teachers. They can share and comment on materials and easily engage in group work.

6. Increased motivation

Digital learning resources can increase students’ motivation. The engaging and interactive elements make learning fun and interesting!

7. Monitoring and statistics

There are many benefits to being able to monitor students’ performance in digital learning resources. One of them is that it provides teachers and students with an overview of students’ learning progress, which can help identify areas where students need to improve their knowledge and skills.

8. Environmentally friendly

Digital learning resources are more environmentally friendly because they reduce the need for printed books. It reduces paper usage and contributes to a more sustainable learning environment.

Digital learning resources have truly revolutionized classrooms in recent years and can help make learning more tailored to individuals. Therefore, digital learning resources can ensure equal learning opportunities for all students!

Would you like more information on how Skolon can enable digital learning for your school or municipality’s students?

This is Skolon – we collect Sweden’s best digital school tools and make them work in the classroom

Skolon is an independent gathering place for digital school tools and learning resources, created for both teachers and students. With Skolon, it is easy to access and use all your digital school tools – security increases, administration decreases and there is more time for learning.

The digital school tools come from both small and large suppliers who all have one thing in common – they create digital school tools that are good for the school world.