The new normal largely affected a lot of industries during the lockdown. However, the digital world has proved to be a saviour for almost all sectors including education. Since schools were closed, physical classrooms were converted into virtual ones. The entire education sector became dependent on online classes for students. Schooling from home is now a trend and seems to be going to stay for a while now.
Just like the physical classes this online session require some sort of essential equipment that will help you in setting up a smooth, viable and more rewarding e-learning experience for your kids. From sturdy laptop tables to printers, planners and much more, these essentials have impeccable applications for students learning from home.
Take a look at the following essentials/ equipment before setting up a study space for your kid.
1. A reliable device
You do have the option to use a tablet or phone but in terms of reliability, ease of use, and accessibility, you should go for a laptop when learning online. A laptop/tablet or phone will be the backbone for online classes.
2. A good sound system/ headset
Apart from your main equipment, the next most important thing you should consider getting is a high-quality sound system—a good set of headphones with a built-in microphone or earphones; or an external microphone paired with a Bluetooth speaker.
3. Portable Study Table/ Phone Stand
If you are using a portable device for taking online classes, your kid is supposed to be sitting in front of the laptop or tablet for long hours. A portable study table makes learning a comfortable experience for your kid. For children who use mobile phones/ laptops or tablets for taking online sessions, a study, lightweight and portable stand would be very useful.
These stands are known to provide the best viewing angle without putting stress on your neck or back giving your child a less challenging and more rewarding e-learning experience.
4. A set of Ergonomic Furniture
Investing in ergonomic furniture (chair and table), if using a laptop/ desktop computer is good a decision. It is will surely boost your child’s productivity by helping them maintain the right posture while studying and will also reduce any sort of pain or strains in bones/muscles.
5. A wireless mouse and keyboard
Wireless mouse and keyboard are both hassle-free and more convenient as your child wouldn’t appreciate being limited by entangled wires all-around their study space.
6. A stable Internet connection
This one’s absolutely important. An online session that cuts off all the time, where you can only hear every second word is not ideal for e-learning. It’s a waste of time and it can easily get on your nerves. It can become the reason your child loses the motivation to learn.
An internet connection via optical fiber is the best. For a smooth conversation with the teacher and an effective learning process, an internet connection via optical fiber is the best.
7. A weekly planner
For streamlining studying routine, scheduled classes/ tests or assignment dues, a desk-friendly weekly planner can be quite useful.
8. Desk- Organiser
A compact desk organiser with separate compartments for pens, crayons, highlighters and other stationery items, is an ideal study from home accessory for your child as it will ensure a clean and manageable study area.
Besides, it’s best if you can set up your child’s study space in a way that you don’t have to rearrange it every single day for their classes. Try to set it up in a way where it’s stable and peaceful with adequate lighting.
The equipment can stay put and save ample time for a quick revision before the next class. Don’t think too much when it comes to the set-up, make it as simples as possible for the smooth functioning of online study sessions.