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From March 21, Metropolitan school moved to distance learning. Two months were arranged in the educational process what they have learned and how students prepare for exams graduates — in the material

This spring students and teachers, along with parents were difficult, but interesting challenge. To prevent the spread of coronavirus infection, with 21 of March in Moscow schools canceled classes full-time. The educational process has moved online. Teachers conducted classes remotely, using a variety of video services.

May 15 students put annual estimates. However, classes are continuing, the children visit them at will, repeat the material covered and get acquainted with the program for next year. And students are ready to pass the Unified state examination (use), which the Ministry of education of the Russian Federation postponed to a later date.

Teachers and graduates told how is distance learning, how is the preparation for the exam, what problems arise and what should be left of these two unusual months in their lives.

How it all began

The transition to remote learning for many schools was a challenge. To organize the educational process at home helped digital technologies that have already been implemented in the Metropolitan education. Students and teachers are actively using the services “Moscow e-school” (“Mash”), which presents scenarios of lessons and there is an electronic diary.

Music teacher and teacher-organizer Sergey Goltsov said that when it became known about the abolition of full-time studies in school named after F. M. Dostoevsky immediately convened a meeting. Teachers talked about all the services and tools that help to conduct lessons remotely.

In addition, the city The Department of education and science regularly published guidance on which apps to use and how to avoid mistakes in the work.

Teachers got used to the new format lessons in different ways. But almost all immediately adapted and joined in the work.

“At the beginning, go to remote management of the lessons was difficult. But we already had experience in online schools, has also worked on sites

“Mash” and “NES”“—said Raisa Lashkarava, chemistry teacher and the class teacher of senior classes of educational institutions “School in Kapotnya”.

To conduct remote lessons each school chose its program.

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Home is good, but better at school

Students in contrast to teachers it is easier to get used to distance learning. But all children are different, someone comfortable to work from home, and someone who requires constant live communication. The student of 11th class school № 1570 Anton Filippov said that at first he this format seemed strange. He noted that for him the main disadvantage of distance learning is that the student feels the teacher. But at the same time he added that he knows a lot of guys who are comfortable to work from home and to talk with teachers on video.

Teacher of Russian language and literature educational center “proton” Svetlana Zhukov looks at it from a professional point of view.

“There are active children, and some are not. And thanks to distance learning emerge those students who were not active in school. Because they do not see, they are not crushed, because by nature all people are different. This is a huge advantage of distance learning”, she said.

About the advantages of the remote format for students said and Raisa Lashkarava. According to her, distance education makes children more independent, which will help them in high school. Thus, students learn to plan your time and workload.

The schoolgirl of the 9th class of an educational institution “School in Kapotnya” Daria Pavlova told what to do at home she likes, though at first it seemed that learning so it will be more difficult. However, Daria says that on remote you need to make more of an effort to level of knowledge has not decreased. Girl would rather engage in school to have more interaction with people.

Agrees with her and Anastasia Gorbatenko, student of the 11th class of the school named after F. M. Dostoevsky: “In school you can chat with the guys to socialize. I think that remote mode will not be included in the system of classical education”.

Preparing for the exam on remote

Graduates are prepared to pass the exam. Exam preparation is also conducted remotely. Teacher lessons: lessons are conducted in groups and individually in the form of advice.

For preparing the materials are used “electronic Moscow school”, the service “My accomplishments” and other Internet resources.

For example, Svetlana Zhukova uses to prepare their students for the exam area Federal Institute of pedagogical measurements. There are about two thousand open jobs in the Russian language. According to her, this is a great opportunity for independent work.

“When preparing for the exam my job is to help the children to adapt to the array of information that fills the Internet. Online resources — a kind of assistant. And when you need an assistant? He needed to close the gaps in academic knowledge, when something is forgotten or missed”, — said the teacher.

Svetlana Zhukov also noted that many of the resources that were previously paid, time, distance learning has opened up access to their materials.

A graduate of Anton Filippov said that intensive preparations for the exams had been going on for two months, she was in the classroom, and on additional consultations and will be continued further. There was a clear schedule for each day, which included advice on the exam. For everyone every week additional classes: they dismantled the task work in groups, organize brainstorming.

“If you really carefully wrote everything down, worked in groups and always tried to be at the heart of the lesson, I think, distance learning does not hurt to pass the exam”, — said Anton.

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Despite the abolition of the OGE guys continue to practice and prepare for the enrollment in specialized classes. Entrance test for those students who want to study in the it, medical, engineering, academic, cadet classes.

Daria Pavlova, a student of 9th class of an educational institution “School in Kapotnya” continues to attend classes.

“I think this knowledge will be needed for the 10 th and 11 th grade, because we’re working the program further. These lessons will be useful to those who are going to College after the 9th grade”.

It was very unusual, but interesting in any case

Each school decides how to build the schedule. Many schools have survived all the lessons, but has changed the format of training, such as regular charging have replaced physical education classes and visits to museums, exhibitions and concerts online became an alternative to the classes of art and music.

“Our school didn’t cancel. I led remote lessons. My colleague, a teacher of fine arts, also worked and physical education teacher. Moreover, our teacher-the choreographer continued to rhythm online. And no watch our lessons are not lost”, — said Sergey Goltsov.

The music teacher stressed that during isolation, the students and teachers recorded videos, held videomarathon. And in these events with great interest involved parents. Joint work of students and teachers can be evaluated on the YouTube channel “Dostoevsky”TV.

Because of the restrictive measures, the children could not visit museums and go to workshops. But thanks to virtual tours and master classes all cultural events could be held remotely. For example, in may, the popular virtual Museum of glavarkhiv and igsc “My documents” “Moscow with concern for history” where contains unique materials of Muscovites on military time.

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Two months distance learning will leave its mark in the lives of both teachers and students. Despite all the difficulties, the city schools coped with this challenge. Students, not being able to communicate with each other live, found time between lessons to discuss the latest news, laugh and even play “Mafia”.

Often the process connected parents who were at home during class. Sergey Goltsov says that adults often walked past the camera, waved, said hi, could sing together with the child.

The eleventh-grader Anton Filippov has no regrets about the past tense: “It was great. It’s two whole months of my life, and they were very fun and interesting anyway”.

In front of schoolchildren’s summer vacation. When the epidemiological situation is normal, the students will return to school, and freshmen will be in their first pair.

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