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- Remote learning during the pandemic presents many challenges, especially if students are juggling other responsibilities.
- To aid in virtual learning, there are apps and digital tools that can help students feel more focused and organized.
- Below are 8 apps and websites, from Google Drive to Reddit, that can make learning remotely simpler for a high schooler.
When I was sent home from school in March at the onset of the pandemic, I didn’t realize I’d be learning remotely for almost a year. As a low-income student living in a two-bedroom apartment, I encountered unexpected challenges in virtual learning and feared I wouldn’t keep up academically.
Knowing I had to adapt to a new learning model, I quickly scoured the web for the best resources to succeed in remote learning. I already used many of the apps, including Reddit and Discord, but found unexpected new ways to use them. Some even helped me connect with other students to help each other study or offer advice on college applications.
I learned I don’t need to compromise my sleep or mental health to succeed in an online curriculum. By taking my education into my own hands and making a few adjustments to how I learn, I put my mother’s words into action: to salir adelante, or get ahead. As I finish my last semester of high school, these eight apps have made distance learning easier during a time of dramatic upheaval.