by Anonymous (Grade 7)
Learning over the past years was so embracing to our minds as if we learned physically ever since kindergarten. We have explored so much more by the use of libraries, laboratories, Com Lab, and more. By the use of these platforms, we could really observe, reflect, and feel the topic more because we could really see it physically. During group works, mates could easily communicate and enlighten each other in this way we could pass things in advance. Learning over the past years was so convenient, enhancing, and intuitive.
Because of the pandemic we are now learning virtually through the use of Zoom, Google Classroom, Nearpods, Quizizz, and other more platforms. Teachers often discuss the lesson through the use of Zoom, it feels normal physically because it has special abilities such as annotation, screen sharing, and more. Our new way of taking our tests or quizzes is also online, most subjects we use Google forms to take the test. Most students encounter problems while using these platforms, one is having a weak internet connection, I remember myself submitting my test but it failed I consulted my teacher and explained why it happened then gave me another chance to take the test. Learning virtually is so challenging, using these platforms feels pretty much you are in the classroom but in 2D.
In spite of these challenges, students are always to be the ones to adjust. I learned to always check and find another way before consulting the teacher. If we are having trouble with the internet connection it is important to tell the teacher if the engagement could be extended or ask them how you could make it up. We must practice how to deal with these problems, especially with the internet connection. In my experience whenever my internet is weak I tell the teacher or my classmate that I won’t be able to join because of an unstable connection then afterward I ask them what did they talk about and tasks as well as announcements. Learning in this new set up is hard to adjust, once we encounter it again and again we will get used to it.