When we send our kids off to school we usually have a fair idea of what they get up to. They’ll sing the national anthem in assembly and then run laps around a field in PE before immediately transitioning into a classroom that reeks with the unmistakable cocktail of Lynx Africa and B.O.
Now that everyone is doing online learning, the whole context of how kids spend their school days has changed. You know where they are, because ‘school’ now means teenagers spend all day at home staring at a screen. But what are they actually doing online? Maybe you’ve been wondering – are they just watching videos and playing games the whole time? Are they actually learning anything?
These are good questions! We asked a few teachers we work with, and talked to some young people we know, to find out what websites and apps are actually helpful for students while they are doing online learning. We’ll also let you in on any pitfalls related to each site, so you can remain one step ahead of your young people. Well, we can all but try!