Katrina Shopkey does not mind her new routine,
as she starts taking their mathematics classes online for the first time.
Personally I enjoy not needing to leave the comforts of my home and also enjoy having less work than usual.
But for Katrinas younger sister third grader Ava online learning is not ideal.
I guess Im getting a lot of Cabin Fever.I miss meeting my teacher my friends.I also miss going to school.
Their mother Aleena who is a Maryland teacher since the transition was not difficult but the challenges are more technical.
Sometimes they have to be set up at the same time as I am teaching my online lessons so that presents a difficulty.
I have to stop my class and take a break in order to set up both kids for for online sessions.
In the eastern US state of Maryland, it took many school systems at least few weeks to create an online platform
for students and teachers to continue the educational process. Theres a huge learning curve
for all of our teachers as well as our students to become accustomed to this technology,
and to try to replicate the good instruction that we had when we were in the schools,
but now we have to do this from our homes.
While Katrina and Ava getting used to all my learning,
they have a message for all the students confined to their homes. Just stay indoors.
Its not that hard. Im pretty sure at least half for you well for me.
He wish she could do that so wish granted.
We should keep on learning online, and keep on washing our hands,
and find some how to stay entertained. Checkmate！
Teacher Ryan Banks says Maryland school systems are not only providing meals for their students,
but also making sure they have access to laptops and Wi-Fi hotspots
so that they can keep their education on track during the shutdown.
Sakill Islam VOA news Maryland