Virtual classrooms become a reality in SA schools
Pupils will have to forget all the times they’ve been shouted at for using WhatsApp in class
Making available pre-recorded lessons using Google classrooms and sending voice notes – these are examples of remote learning plans that desperate SA teachers will use to teach the curriculum during the extended holidays.
Anxious educators, especially those teaching matric classes, were scrambling on Monday to find ways of reducing the impact that the shutdown of schools would have on their coverage of the syllabus.
Some schools have also decided to extend the school day after schools reopen on April 14 to make up for lost teaching time, while others have proposed radical measures such as delaying the start of the matric exams at the end of the year by a week...