School Day application provides up-to-date information on students’ wellbeing - the app to be adopted at Vantaa schools
Vantaa schools will adopt the School Day app, developed for measuring and developing the wellbeing of students in grades 4 and 7. The app was piloted in spring 2021 in Aurinkokivi, Kytöpuisto and Koivukylä schools, as well as in Jokiniemi school’s instruction for the disabled. In the 2021-2022 school year, using the app will be expanded to cover all Finnish schools in Vantaa in grades 4 and 7.
The students will answer questions related to wellbeing once a week on the School Day phone app or through Wilma. Class teachers and homeroom teachers will instruct their groups in answering the survey. Students can, if they wish, download the School Day app on their smartphones. If you do not want to download the app, you can answer the survey through Wilma.
The School Day model consists of four main wellbeing areas: learning, social and emotional skills, social relationships, and wellbeing. The social and emotional skills area applies the structure and contents developed by the OECD. The students’ answers will be handled on group level; the application will not collect information on an individual student’s wellbeing.
School Day provides real-time information on students’ wellbeing. The app provides teachers with information on the wellbeing of their own classes, as well as tips on developing wellbeing. Principals and schools’ community welfare teams gain information on the entire school’s situation, as well as comparison data on the classes’ wellbeing.
“We can support groups and teachers better than before thanks to the constantly collected and up-to-date wellbeing information,” tells district manager Johanna Honkanen.
Class teachers, homeroom teachers and student welfare employees will handle the groups’ wellbeing data together with the students, and relay information on support for wellbeing to the guardians as well.