The online teaching methodology, is it a stop-gap arrangement or the only and long-term way forward? Will it build the life skills in my kid, that the real school would do? Let us park that discussion for some other time.
For now, let’s embrace what clearly is the need of the hour.
Here are a few details we looked into, to make the online learning effective and fun.
We selected an isolated corner of the house. Few aspects that we considered for the selection is: –
- Airy and well-lit space
- Presentable background
- When the class goes live, no one else except the participant should be visible on the screen
- The light source should not be behind the child and facing the camera
After selecting the apt space, we focussed on the arrangement for the study space.
As most of the parents, we too are worried about the negative effects of the online leaning. Especially if the child is myopic. Here we did an extra bit. We connected the Laptop to the Smart TV and made sure the child is 6 feet from the screen.
The stationary was arranged on the table.
Water bottle was placed, so that the child is hydrated all the time.
We got our boy ready and dressed as if he was to attend the real school. Neat and Tidy, Spick and Span!
No eating and munching allowed during the class.
We plugged into the class with the audio on Mute.
And most importantly, we conducted a couple of dry runs the previous day. Just to make sure all the computer peripherals worked fine.
This is how the virtual classroom looked like ….
So, here’s to the new ways of schooling…like it or not!