Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Virtual Learning


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements.
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School started up for us here last week. And we're doing the virtual thing. There are pros and cons to school this way, which is where this week's question is coming from. . .

What if, after all of this is over, schools keep the virtual school option?

16 comments:

  1. In this age of technology I personally think we should have had the option before this. Speaking as someone who has been a student, a parent, and have worked many years in the school system I personally think the option should remain in place. What do you think?

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  2. I would have loved that option. :)

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    1. I would have loved it, too, but I think I benefited more by having to go to school. It's a fine line.

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  3. A lot of disabled students would be pointing out that people should have figured this out a decade ago.

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  4. It could work for those who don't want to be involved in in person classroom learning. It could be helpful for those who were subject to bullying. It just shouldn't be the only option out there.

    Betty

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  5. There will be a combo of Zoom and in class to reduce #s, yet allowing socializing.

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    1. Oh, they socialize virtually. You should have seen the boyos today, throwing down various signs...

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  6. It could very well happen or be a mixture. Maybe the class size will be smaller which will be better. Classes here will not start until mid September because of the virus, normally it would start after Labour Day

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    1. We only started opening mid-August in the last couple years. It's an adjustment.

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  7. I agree the option should be given. It could be an alternative to sending a teacher to the house (I met a mother once whose child had leukemia in 2nd grade and was schooled at home by the district when she was unable to attend in school due to health issues). But, at the same time, we need to have a drive for nationwide broadband, because there are many rural areas without it). Right now our district is planning hybrid learning but we've had an outbreak among staff so "stay tuned".

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    1. Oh, yeah, my district has the home teacher, too. There are several students who need that sort of thing, and they've been doing that for years.

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  8. Interesting. It has its good and bad. A child who is being bullied to the point where he's too distracted to learn would benefit, for example.

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    1. Oh, definitely. I know there are several instances where this would be beneficial to the kiddo.

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  9. The studious ones will prefer to come to school, the lazy ones will prefer online.

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