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New Online Learning form, trying to engage more students with this new education style.

Giving new ideas to teachers and education staff to create a more engaging learning for students in High School.

Photo of student Diego Zertuche
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I am a.....

  • Student

Tell us about your idea

I know that High School students in these times of tragedy are going through a lot trying to get engaged with the new form of learning. Hopefully this doesn't last long, but for now, I don't believe High School students are learning enough. I don't believe nobody is learning anything that is being assigned very well. And for this reasons, this form of education shouldn't keep being done that way. 

Teachers and education staff should find a way to engage students with what's being assigned and trying to be teached. Most students do not feel like learning through a computer is for them, including myself. I don't think there is nothing like being in a physical classroom with the teacher in real life. Because of this, I propose including programs that connect students with other students and even with the teacher. Everyone interacting will make it more engaging for everyone. Doesn't have to be video calls necessarily, because not everyone can talk that way, maybe interactive activities in groups or something will engage more students into what they are doing. That way a small group of students can work together to do a cooperative assignment.

What part(s) of the pre-COVID school system do you wish to leave in the past? Why?

I think constantly taking tests wasn't the way to learn either, if something has drastically changed through this form of learning is that we don't do any tests anymore, which has shown me that tests are really stressful for everyone. Honestly, I believe most students stress out about tests and memorizing the learning rather than really understand it, so it's not efficient either. I think they should do a lot less testing.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to share this idea.

I'm a senior at Round Rock High School, and I was inspired to share this idea for my personal feelings and frustration about this situation and the form of learning they are giving students at the moment.

What region are you located in?

  • North America

Where are you located?

Round Rock, Texas.


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Photo of Cindy Thorngren

I think it would be great for students teams to be given a task in MindCraft talking over skype etc. Multiple teams could be working on the same "world" or creating different parts of a village. I agree, my son wants the social interaction and just staring at faces doesn't do it.

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