Today I want to talk about zoom calls. I hate zoom calls. I don’t like studying with the help of zoom calls, I don’t like this very idea at all.
Zoom calls are so different than normal interactions,sometimes the internet connection is slow, and other times the teacher’s voice is choppy. The classes we have using zoom calls, are so different than the normal classes. You can hear and see the other students properly, you can hear and see the teacher properly.
But, during zoom calls either her voice lags a lot, or her video suddenly gets paused, or we suddenly get disconnected from the meeting.
Now, if one of my teachers read this she might tell me to cooperate in these difficult times, well we are! We are attending all the classes, when we get disconnected we try to join the meeting again, but sometimes the app doesn’t budge. We do the homework, when the teachers voice lags we try to put together the few words we can understand and make sense out of it. Today, a teacher’s video kept pausing and her voice kept lagging, and she said that her network bandwidth was low, “please bear with me, children.’’ She told us. I sighed, we are bearing with you.
Now these zoom calls are somewhat better than the normal classes we have for the teachers, at least. Because during normal class, a couple of children never stop chatting and disturb the class, but during zoom calls the teachers can mute all of us with the press of a button! The teachers are teaching us at the comfort of their home.
But, what about us? Well, we are letting the teachers enjoy their well earned home-teaching, children-muting leisure. But, when the school starts I know that most of my friends will be very excited to come back , sit in our desks, and of course sit for the classes. But in all the excitement, the teachers will get the short end of the stick here, during the classes the children won’t be able to sit still. They will all be meeting each other after a long time, and how much ever the teachers will try, the children will not budge.
The teachers are doing a lot of work, I know they are making presentations, worksheets and also juggling household chores. But honestly, so are the children. We are finishing the projects, doing the homework and we too are doing chores, you know.
This journey is a long one, and yes we all have to cooperate. Zoom calls are not pleasant, it is full of cons. But, at times like this we must try to look for the brighter side in ever corner.