LIVERMORE (KPIX 5) – Parents, teachers and students all learned lessons on Monday as they continued to navigate online education due to school closures linked to the coronavirus.
Like so many others across the state, people work from home while their children learn at home through Zoom video chat sessions.
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Livermore’s Swartzendruber family are now trying to navigate a system and a routine.
Lisa Swartzendruber recorded her routine for KPIX. “Almost everyone gets up around 8 am and around 11 am they take a break and hopefully go out,” she explained.
And for some parents like Jody Amos, it’s a crash course in the core core while he attends a lesson with his son. It reads: “Fractions. Show all the ways you can think of using each fraction to use other fractions ”on the screen.
Miichael D’Ambrosio, video production teacher at Dublin High School, teaches his production class virtually. He says now more than ever high school students crave structure and some kind of social interaction.
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“You can tell they just miss seeing each other and talking, so I had this thing called. I left the meeting and muted and walked away from the computer, because they all wanted to talk to each other, ”he said.
Grade 4 teacher Ms Eisenstadt from Cottonwood Creek Primary School in Dublin transformed her dining room into a classroom.
Educators also say they spend time in physical education classes so students can break the school cubicle fever at home.
“You can tell they’re confused. They’re not really sure what’s next. After my instructions were complete, they just wanted to ask questions. What do you know? When do you think we’ll be back to school and it’s difficult because as a teacher you always want to be able to have the answers and therefore not having the answers they are looking for is difficult ”, a D’Ambrosia said.
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Eisenstadt reassured his class today by saying, “I think we’re going to be in good shape. I am so proud of you all. You all do a really good job of adjusting. ”