These Online Learning Strategies Will Help Parents Prepare for Successful Virtual Classes ​

HBL or Home-Based Learning will be introduced for all Primary and Special Education (SPED) schools from September 27 to October 6, according to the Ministry of Education (MOE), in order to safeguard younger children who are not yet medically eligible for vaccination. Children in Singapore are facing a future in which online courses will almost certainly be a component of the educational experience. Because of social distancing, it was necessary to learn remotely, using technology. This will be a novel experience for many people. It’s not easy to turn a house into a school setting.

Many instructors, parents, and students were required to improve their digital literacy—and many did so quickly. Here are some suggestions to assist your child adjust to Home-Based Learning in Singapore, so that you can make the most of the situation.
1. Establish a learning environment for your youngster

Is there a dedicated space for your youngster to attend his or her online classes? If your child is learning full-time through Zoom from home, it is critical that you provide a calm, clutter-free environment for him or her. It is possible, for example, to transform the kitchen table into a learning station.

When your youngster is working on schoolwork, turn off the television and remove all glasses, salt and pepper shakers, and other culinary utensils from the room. After lunch, remove the school supplies from the table and repurpose it as a kitchen table for dinner. Why is it vital to declutter your workspace before you begin online learning? Kids can concentrate better if their environment is less cluttered.

2. Minimize the number of distractions

Distractions abound in our homes, including video games, computer games, social media, television, toys, and pets. Make a list of the items that cause your youngster to become distracted when they are doing online classes. Then figure out how to keep them under control during online learning time. Is the dog, for example, a significant source of distraction? If that’s the case, is it possible to keep the dog in a separate room while your youngster is working on schoolwork?

Are video games and social media a significant source of distraction? During instructional time, you might want to consider blocking them on your child’s device. Another option to keep your child away from internet temptations is to turn off the Wi-Fi and/or cellular service once they have downloaded an assignment to help them concentrate on the job.

3. Keep it old school

Young brains can be harmed by excessive screen time, especially during this Covid time where children can’t really go outside of the home to play with their friends. Therefore it is critical to exercise particular caution while dealing with the youngest members of the family during this time of year. As much as possible, parents should encourage their children to read print materials and books. Obtain textbooks and other print materials from your child’s school, if they are accessible, to help balance out the amount of online learning they will be doing. For example, you can buy Chinese language exercise books or children’s story books for them to read.

Studies have shown that remote education can be difficult for students of all ages, but especially for young children, so do everything you can to make it as safe as possible while always erring on the side of caution. Urge your children to express themselves by having dialogues with them about what they are doing. You may also encourage them to write or tell stories in their imaginations.

4. Determine which accessibility features are beneficial to your child

The majority of smartphones, laptops, and other mobile devices are equipped with assistive technology. Readers who struggle with reading can benefit from reading aloud or text to speech programmes, and writers who struggle with writing can benefit from voice-to-text programmes. If your youngster is having difficulty comprehending videos on YouTube, you can alter the playback speed settings to make them more understandable. You can also adjust the settings so that closed captions are displayed if you think it will assist your youngster read the text while watching videos.

Examine which aspects assist your child in accessing digital content and choose those that best meet your child’s requirements and preferences. In fact, you might want to share understood recommendations for instructors on how to use video with your child’s school as well.

Conclusion

I hope now you know you can be sure of what to make your children comfortable during their online learning classes. Le Xue Education offers physical and online classes for students with a variety of goals in mind – from learning the basics to passing the national Chinese examinations. If you want to ace your PSLE/ O/ A level Chinese exams or ace the Chinese language examination, read on. Contact us NOW to get a TRIAL class session

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