Your Virtual Back-to-School Checklist
With many schools opting for remote-learning, we’ve made a back-to-school checklist that’ll cover all your kiddo's needs!
Get ready for online learning with this virtual back-to-school checklist.
Back-to-school is right around the corner, and with the state of the world, most schools are sticking to virtual learning.
Virtual learning is where students and teachers have class online in the comfort of their home. While staying home has its pros and cons, prepare for your school year by following this virtual back-to-school checklist.
Find a Quiet & Comfortable Work Area
The first thing you should do for a digital school experience is to find a quiet and comfortable work area. We all study, work, and concentrate better in a secluded quiet space. The best places to do school work is near an area with ample natural light. While class is in session, you will be spending most of your time staring at a computer. You need natural lighting to give your eyes a break from a bright screen. And of course, you want the area to be comfortable because you will be spending the majority of your day there. So grab some pillows, a warm blanket, and get ready to study.
Create a Schedule
Being at home can make it hard to concentrate and get work done. The best way to stay on track of everything is to create a schedule. In your schedule, allocate time for schoolwork, studying, reading, and even breaks. Yes, you should always schedule breaks. This will allow your mind and body to have a small reset, so you can keep continue with your day.
Own a Working Headset & Camera
Since a virtual school is online, you need to have a properly working microphone, headset, and camera. You want to be able to see, hear, and talk to everyone - especially your teacher or professor. Some schools will help provide all these materials, but if they don’t make sure to keep all school-related receipts, so you can write them off, come tax season.
Know a Few Helpful Online Education Resources
While doing virtual learning, you may not have the same amount of access to your teachers or professors as you would in-person. If you can’t contact your professor, you should always know helpful online education resources. Websites like Chegg, Brain Pop, and BoomWriter help students and parents understand any difficult assignments.
Wear Comfortable/Appropriate Clothes
You’re at home, so there is no need to dress up everyday, as you would do if you went to class in-person. Instead, opt for comfortable clothing like: T-shirts, leggings, yoga pants, jeggings, etc. However, remember to wear appropriate clothing. If your school enforces a strict dress code, try to stick to it.
One of the most important things you need to remember on this checklist is to be flexible. Between technical difficulties, time zone issues, and adjusting to virtual learning, anything can happen during class. The more flexible you are, the easier you will adapt to online learning.
There’s no need to worry about how virtual learning is going to go, because if you follow this virtual back to school checklist, you will ace school!