Reading and Writing Our Way Forward
by Jency Carmona, 8th Grade
Coronavirus or CoV is a large family of viruses that generally affect the respiratory system and cause symptoms ranging from a common cold to much severe ones such as SARs (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome). Coronavirus disease or Covid-19 is a new strain within this viral family. Due to its rapid spread, it is hard to say if it’s only airborne or can it be transmitted via physical contact to infected droplets. Coronavirus (Covid-19) disease was discovered in 2019. It was not previously identified in humans until then. This disease is rapidly spreading. This rapid spread is causing an increase in remote work and school. Remote means distant or having little to no physical contact with the population. In order to contain the spread and decrease the number of newly infected individuals, remote work and learning has been established. Some people think remote learning is better than going to school because it can save money and time and it's very convenient and some don't agree. Although some people think remote learning is better because it provides the comfort of your home, schools should not continue remote learning because of the increased temptation of doing other things and not school work. Also technology may malfunction causing problems.
Schools should not continue distant (remote learning) because of the increased temptation of doing other things and not school work. According to EZ Talks, “Learning in a brick-and-mortar institution presents students with the opportunity to meet and interact with people from different locations on a personal level.” This means students are used to seeing people from other classes but are now limited to their class due to remote learning. Also according to India Education, "Distance education is not a good idea if you tend to procrastinate and can't stick to deadlines” This means some people are too lazy/ irresponsible to do remote learning and stick to it, and go do other things instead like play games. In conclusion this together means some people are too lazy to do their work and prefer playing the games that are surrounding them.
Furthermore schools should not continue distant learning because technology can malfunction in any given time. According to India Education, “Any malfunctioning software or hardware can bring an ongoing class to a standstill and interrupt the learning process." This means if your laptop turns off the whole class would have to wait for you to reset your laptop and join the class again. Lastly, according to India Education, "Similarly, if a student is not computer or tech savvy, his learning experience can be dissatisfactory." This means if the student does not know how to use a laptop well he may find his experience terrible and cancel his subscription and would not be able to go to school in person. In conclusion, this means if a student does not know how to use a computer he may slow down the class and his time on the computer will be horrible.
People think remote learning is better because you don't have to get up and go outside. According to the Distance Learning College Guide, "This saves you money and time that you would otherwise spend on travel back and forth to school. You can schedule learning around other aspects of your personal and professional life.” This means instead of spending 20+ dollars to get to school you pay 10 dollars for the online class saving travel money. Lastly according to Master's Degree research, "You make your own studying schedule during the time the course is given." This means the student can save extra money and they can study and do school on their bed and anywhere as long as you have the internet. However a lot of places don't have internet but if they do you have to pay for it. Also if you are using the public internet you may get hacked letting your privacy get exposed. Lastly when given the material directly you gain a better understanding of the lesson cause a lot of people learn in different ways.This means some people may not understand what is being taught because they don't see it, feel it, or hear it
In conclusion when you, the student is doing distant learning you risk losing your data, slowing down other people and your laptop or computer can malfunction. While risking that you also risk your internet crashing making your experience horrible. People should go to school because, even though you pay extra money to get to school you get a better education and experience. If you do online school with all that in place, going to school in person is a better choice.