Health Trends / 02.04.2020

We must understand the difference between physical distancing and social distancing, and realize there are still ways to socially interact while maintaining physical distance. In a time of physical isolation, it is more important than ever to stay in touch with your loved ones! Here are some great ways to be social while social distancing...

Education, Magnus Spotlight / 20.03.2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting every organization throughout the world and has created trying times for school administrators overnight. Most schools and student activities have been suspended indefinitely, and eLearning is the new ‘normal’ for educators. While creating online courses and ensuring that children continue to learn, School Leadership is also looking for ways to prepare for the day when students return back to...

Education / 20.03.2020

Understanding the concept of eLearning is simple. eLearning is learning by using electronic technologies to access educational curriculum outside of a traditional classroom. In most cases, it refers to a course, program or degree delivered completely online. The common misconception regarding eLearning is that it loses the interactive feel of in-the-classroom learning. Many believe that the students and teachers can’t interact just because they are...

Education / 05.03.2020

We're frequently asked about HIPAA and FERPA and if schools in the U.S. should comply with these regulations. Here are the basics of HIPAA and FERPA laws and how they each apply to schools and student records. This is not legal advice, nor is it intended as legal advice. FERPA: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act FERPA is a federal law that protects the privacy of student...

Magnus Spotlight / 25.02.2020

Did you know that most schools access emergency contact information 57 times a year? We know the importance of mobile devices and that generally, everyone has their phone or tablet close by. And, we definitely understand the significance of always being prepared to care for students while on campus or during sporting events. The functionality of the Magnus Mobile App is designed specifically for the K-12...

Health Trends / 24.02.2020

Students of all ages are living in a virtual world. Technology can be beneficial when used correctly and consumed in moderation. However, children have a difficult time getting away from technology. Technology is everywhere and is easily accessible, which is why managing a child’s screen time is so important. Studies show that too much screen time can cause children to become less active, less creative,...

Health Trends / 29.01.2020

Whether they are a kindergartner or a senior in high school, community service is a great way for students to get involved in their community. Volunteering can range from working a few hours in a local garden to spending a week building homes in the community. There are multiple reasons that community service is beneficial to students. Community service helps students make friends with other children...