What I really can’t fathom is people who put small children into online learning. There’s a tragic photo of a kindergartner crying in front of a computer that’s making the rounds. But why does the kindergartner need to be in a Zoom class at all? If your small child is at home, you are not working anyway. So what’s the point of planting the kid in front of a computer? If you don’t get to work and the kid doesn’t get to run around with other kids, then what’s the point?
I’m not trying to be polemical. I honestly don’t get it. It’s not like they learn anything that they can’t learn at any other time in these Zoom lessons.
I was in a Zoom meeting today. I’m an adult with uncommonly excellent powers of concentration. But I lost track of the conversation 10 minutes in. I grew bored, restless, fidgety, and just wanted to go away. If the exact same meeting were done in person, I’d actually enjoy it. The topic was interesting to me but now I don’t even know what was said.