BY: David M. Higgins II and Lynne O’Meara
Mechanicsville, MD- With Maryland schools shut down until at least April 24, 2020; parents, teachers, students, and school administrators are scrambling to find ways to keep the kids learning.
Southern Maryland schools announced they are in the process of getting tele-learning set up for next week. However, some students that do not have internet may be using hard copies of the workbooks. St. Mary’s County says they have one computer for every two students. Charles County has had resources available on the site for almost 2 weeks now however, the website states that it is not required work and will not be counted or graded.
Parents are becoming frustrated with helping their kids as they either don’t know what resources are out there; or just don’t know how to teach their kids as school teachers do. Coming up with lesson plans every day is a skill teachers craft, and are very good at. Kids are becoming frustrated because their daily routines are a mess and some are too young to even understand what is going on other than wash your hands so you don’t get sick.
We have compiled a list of distance learning tools parents can use. This is not an exhaustive list and we will continually add to it as we find more.