Nafisa Mustafa – Year 6
My life came to a halt when I heard school was going to be closed. It was a huge change from traditional education and I had no idea how it was going to work. It was a life changing situation but I knew that every coin had two sides. There were many benefits of online learning but there were disadvantages as well, it was our choice which we wanted to consider.
We had to get used to the classroom before school closed therefore our teachers conducted a session with the seniors to help us understand the platform better so we don’t waste any valuable learning time during online school. Our helpful teachers guided us through the whole process which resulted to smooth learning.
Online learning had definitely helped us stay in schedule for our studies as education should never stop whatever might be the situation. Thanks to our brilliant teachers we were able to find different ways to make our education productive. We played virtual games to make our learning interesting. This way we were able to enjoy our education to the highest extent. Moreover our diligent school was able to find a platform which would make our learning easier and comfortable by giving us a regular classroom like simulation through that platform. Basically it was like we were sitting in class and our teachers were teaching their lessons.
Although online learning has been an amazing learning experience, unfortunately there have been a few aspects that have not been that effective. For example; our online classes have been a little stressful for our eyes. Our screen time has increased making our eyes a little sore in class. Although online learning is very important for our education therefore I made it a resolution to decrease my after school screen time to be more effective.
Throughout this learning experience I have missed many things but the biggest thing is socializing. I used to meet my friends every day and I was able to talk to them right at that moment although now we all have to be online when we chat. Moreover being there with the teacher was better and easier due to an unexplainable mutual way.
In conclusion online learning has been effective although I miss school and hope that school reopens again shortly so I can go back to normal life.