Many schools have had different ways about starting their 2020-2021 school year. Here at the Lebanon High School, all students attend virtual learning on Monday’s. Students with the last name A-L attend in-person learning on Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s, then virtual learning on Thursday’s and Friday’s. While students with the last name M-Z attend virtual learning on Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s and in person learning on Thursday’s and Friday’s.
Nearly 3 in 10 kids express their experience with online schooling to be mentally and emotionally affected, according to usatoday.com. Many kids do not feel like getting up for a zoom class as some kids are falling asleep or not learning as good as they would be in person.
Basic technical issues are front and center when kids are doing school from home, like the availability of online devices and Internet access. How lessons can be moved from face-to-face to virtual within days is a main issue between kids.
According to washingtonpost.com, five concerns about the mass rush to online learning that should not be ignored are security, ergonomics, privacy, isolation, and effectiveness. With these five concerns, kids are struggling to learn as most have to sit on zooms and learn or they are being told to look at an assignment and finish them by a due date.
Some parents state that they are less worried about the security and privacy of their children but more worried about the isolation and effectiveness of online school. The rate of individuals reporting symptoms with major depression has increased 52 percent in the last 7 months according to sciencedaily.com. There was also a 71 percent increase in young adults experiencing distress within the last 3 months.
Elearningindustry.com gives ten successful tips for students to wealthy complete their online schooling.
Tip One: Understand online learning practices and expectations
Fully commit yourself to your virtual learning
Work with others effectively
Tip Two: Make sure you have reliable internet access
Save your work repeatedly
Have your instructors contact information saved
Tip Three: Have a dedicated study space
Quiet, organized, distraction free
Ask your friend and family to respect your study space
Tip Four: Identify your learning goals
Keep track on what you hope to complete by the end of the day
Tip Five: Build a study plan
Create a to-do list
Set time limits
Stay on schedule
Tip Six: Ask for help when you need it
Ask for help when necessary
Tip Seven: Review, revise, repeat
Create your own flashcards
Working in groups
Tip Eight: Take study breaks
Integrate personal time
Get away from your study space
Tip Nine: Participate in online discussions
Offer you study tips
Engage in new ideas
Tip Ten: Stay Motivated
Have a healthy snack
Make time to yourself