▲ Seoul Girls' High School in progress
"If you call your name, unmute it, answer 'yes' and raise your hand." Today (9th) 8:10 am Class 5, Class 3, Seoul Girls' High School, Mapo-gu, Seoul.
The teacher of the class, Woo-young Kim (33), called the names of the 5th class students face-to-face with the first image, and students and teachers waited for 39 days, and the 'confirmation of attendance in 2020' began.
Whether it was burdensome to see a face in the video, most students wearing masks even in front of a home computer answered "Yes" when their name was called.
I felt the excitement of the students who met the teacher and their new friends online, waving their hands in front of the webcam and inviting them to raise their hands with the answers.
3rd and 3rd graders of middle and high schools nationwide started their semester online today.
On-line schooling is a 'new challenge that nobody has ever experienced', chosen by the education authorities as a measure of 'unstoppable school even in the midst of crisis', according to the expression of Vice Prime Minister Eun-hye Yoo and Minister of Education.
As it is a challenge of colostrum, inexperienced parts have been revealed everywhere.
Today, of the 23 students in 5th grade in the 3rd grade of Seoul Girls' High School, 21 students participated in the remote inquiry conducted by the video conference service 'Zoom' and confirmed 'attendance' in real time.
The other two did not access remote inquiry without contacting Kim.
Teacher Kim contacted these students shortly after the inquiry was over, but he couldn't reach them until more than half of the first class started at 8:30 am.
Seoul Girls' High School assistant vice president Sung-Hee Choi said, "There are many students who have a good morning's sleep."
In class 5, the first class today was PE class.
The homeroom teacher, a physical education teacher, gave students the task of solving 20 problems related to Corona 19 in advance.
Today's class was a way to watch a video that solves the problem.
It is a content-based remote class, one of the most popular teaching methods in front-line high schools.
"High school has a lot of learning and has to prepare for college mathematics proficiency, so I have to do a lot of content-type classes." "It's hard to encourage me to do only two-way remote classes."
In the third class, psychology classes, a liberal arts elective course introduced as the 2015 revised curriculum, were held as 'real-time interactive remote classes'.
However, this class will also be conducted in a real-time interactive way only for today's class, which is an orientation, and afterwards, the video of the teacher Lee Gyeong-ju will be uploaded to the EBS online class at a fixed time twice a week and then submitted.
Real-time interactive remote classes went smoothly rather than concerned.
The teacher focused students on the class by constantly attending and checking the attendance, complimenting the students who read the class introduction materials previously uploaded in the EBS online class, and asking what psychology thinks during the class.
Because they are already high school students who are familiar with online learning, they have not seen any distraction or loss of focus during class.
Of course, there was no problem.
The teacher showed some of the drama to induce students' interest, but some of them chatted that they couldn't hear.
This teacher tried to play the video again, but for some reason the video did not play.
Eventually, the video content was replaced by the teacher's verbal explanation.
However, the problem that the sound was not transmitted to the students was solved by the teacher, so there was no problem from the next video.
For teachers, distance learning was a big burden because it was a 'new challenge'.
Today, a chemical experiment was conducted in Doseong, Seongdong-gu.
It was a way for students to take a quiz after watching a video of a teacher experimenting.
The teacher who carried out the class said, "It took about 3 hours to make a 32-minute video."
I was also concerned about the fact that classes could be leaked to the outside world and copyright.
Both the Seoul Girls' High School psychology class and the opening ceremony of Doseon High School started with education on copyright.
Middle school was more confusing than high school.
In North Seoul, PE classes were conducted online.
It was a method of watching a 10-second gymnastic video uploaded by a physical education teacher and recording it after the students followed it.
Comments from students who didn't understand the assignment and submission method followed, and some even called the teacher and asked questions.
In fact, those who were not ready for online schooling were more educational authorities than schools.
Song Won-suk (44), research director of Seoul Girls' High School's remote classes, said, "This morning, I tried to upload a class video next week with a capacity of 130MB (megabytes) in the EBS online class. "Video uploads are being delayed," he said.
He told the government yesterday that through the 'Basic Rules for Remote Lessons', the educational materials should be made to be 'SD-class (480p, 720x480) or less'. "The quality of the video is poor," he pointed out.
The EBS online class elementary and secondary sites this morning took about 5-10 minutes for students to access.
Deputy Prime Minister Yoo Eun-hye visited Goshak High School in Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do today, saying, "There may be trial and error as it is the first way, but this process and experience will be our assets and experiences." I will respond quickly. "
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