Mapping the Relationship Dynamics of Your Students

Sociograms can be a useful tool to understand the existing social dynamics and social structure of classrooms.

A sociogram is a graphic representation of the social links that a person has within a group. Traditionally, sociograms are created by asking each of your students to list two or three classmates that they would like to sit by or work with on an activity. This data is then graphed with arrows indicating who is choosing whom.

If you’re thinking this sounds time consuming well you’re right! But given the high value of social connection to student success and emotional wellbeing, we believed there had to be a way to make it quick and easy to create sociograms for educators and counselors.

Bloomsights sociograms

With Bloomsights, educators and school counselors no longer have to take the time collect data and graph results. Rather, students sign in to Bloomsights and share who they feel connected to in their class and across their grade with a few simple clicks!

Next, they share how connected they feel to their classmate.

Bloomsights uses this information to construct and interactive sociogram of your class and your students. Students with many strong connections will sit towards the center of the sociogram. Students with fewer strong connections will sit farther out. This help you to quickly identify students with poor social connections so you can intervene before the problem escalates.

Get to the root of student issues

Bloomsights uses this information to construct and interactive sociogram of your class and your students. Students with many strong connections will sit towards the center of the sociogram. Students with fewer strong connections will sit farther out. This help you to quickly identify students with poor social connections so you can intervene before the problem escalates.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s