Covid-19 has changed the way of living. There will be more online school classes than ever before. We need to cultivate the habit of our children to learn through online classes. We have to change our habits and develop new ones. Online learning classes will be a new way of education and it will be a lifesaver and life changer.
It has been a stressful time since last 3 to 4 months for parents, guardians, teachers and most importantly children.
We all understand that we cannot stay home for long, we have to live with this virus and change our habits and be more careful and start getting back to normal routine life.
Having said that, let us ask ourselves a question, Are we mentally ready to send our children to school looking to the current pandemic? The answer is a big NO, not yet.
At the same time, we are also worried about their studies. We cannot go on like this and spoil their year. We need to find some alternate way for this.
The alternate way is Online Learning Classes.
Let us understand first what we mean by online school classes or online school lectures.
These are the classes taken by school teachers via online learning app such as zoom, Google Meeting etc. There will be a number of students attending the lectures the same as they attend in the school.
How to Take Online School Classes?
First of all, you need to have a smartphone or a laptop/computer, with internet connection with good speed. If you have a broadband internet connection then it’s great.
The school teacher willing to take a lecture will use one of the meeting application such as Zoom or Google Meet or any other and will create a meeting link for a specific time. Now, this link she/he will share with students via WhatsApp or email to the students.
For e.g. the science teacher creates a link to take lecture of science for class 10 at 10:00 a.m.
Now, this link will be shared in a WhatsApp group or via email or SMS. At 10:00 a.m. students will click/open this link and they will be able to join the meeting which will be hosted by the science teacher.
She will complete her lecture and the next subject teacher will take over same as it happens in school.
Arrangements needed as a parent:
As the research says that Corona will stay for long so online learning is the best alternative for now. Below are the few arrangements that you have to make for the same.
- First of all, you have to prepare yourself mentally for this style of learning.
- As a parent, you have to mentally prepare your child also.
- Create a learning atmosphere at home during lecture time.
- Make sure that there is no disturbance during online lecture time.
- Arrange a smartphone, tablet. If you have a laptop or computer then it’s excellent.
- Have a good internet connection with good speed.
Few Challenges of Online School Classes:
The challenges on arranging online classes are many for school authorities as well as for parents and children.
- The number one challenge is how to take online classes?
- Will students attend the classes properly as they do in school?
- Availability of uninterrupted internet connections at all ends.
- Background noise.
- Acceptability and adaptability of online school lectures by school teachers and by students.
The above challenges can be tackled since we do not have a choice right now.
You give your child your mobile to play games, right? Then why not give your mobile to learn?
At this time, your children need your guidance, support, and your understanding to understand their situation. Greater love, care, and fun will help them to cope up with this time.