Back-to-school worries: 4 in 5 Parents Consider Homeschooling Their Children
According to a recent report by StudyFinds.org, four out of five parents are considering homeschooling their kids for the upcoming school year. Of those 2,000 parents surveyed, nearly half note that they are seriously considering implementing remote learning instruction from home in 2020 and 2021. One-fourth of parents surveyed revealed that they will not allow their children in a classroom.
As the COVID-19 crisis continues, families are fearful. The prospect of a "new normal" during these uncertain times calls for precautionary measures to limit the spread of infection and to keep children, parents, and teachers alike safe and healthy. As public schools begin to reveal what a return to classrooms may look like, many parents feel uneasy about children returning to school and have pre-emptively opted to transition to a homeschool model. Parents surveyed explain that equipping children for each school day will require more time and preparation (i.e., ensuring that kids are provided with adequate face coverings, outfitting them with antibacterial hygiene products). Many also feel that the pandemic protocols, including social distancing, would take the focus away from learning, and escalate stress for school-age children.
Begin with the remote learning essentials
As with any job or task, being prepared with the right tools from the get-go is critical. Not only should parents set up a remote classroom where students feel safe and comfortable, having proper equipment allows children to focus on schoolwork rather than technical issues, or potential RSIs from improper usage.
While some schools may offer free or low-cost laptops, 4G routers, and other equipment, computer input devices, such as mice and keyboards, are oftentimes left to the parents to procure.
CHERRY has a broad range of reliable and durable mice and keyboards to make remote learning easily accessible and enhance the digital learning experience. From ergonomic keyboards that allow for proper typing form to silent-click mice, which encourage a quiet and peaceful learning environment, CHERRY has a wide array of durable products which "enable people to connect to the digital world."
As many parents now find themselves WFH, ensuring a serene and peaceful environment is essential for remaining focused and sane, especially with children learning from home in the digital classroom.
While it cannot be guaranteed that school-age children will be quiet and still for the duration of the lesson, CHERRY offers products which keep noise to a minimum.
The GENTIX SILENT is a noiseless designer mouse which has been specially designed to promote quiet work environments while maintaining quintessential CHERRY quality and ergonomics. Students can work efficiently and quietly while benefitting from perfect ergonomics ideally suited for hands, both small and large.
An extra-long USB cable of nearly six feet allows freedom and flexibility of movement while also preventing the mouse from getting lost or misplaced from the workstation. The symmetrical design of the GENTIX SILENT is ideal for both left and right-handed users alike. Rubber-coated side sections also allow for optimal grip and more comfortable handling.
In these tech-driven times, being able to properly type on a keyboard is a fundamental skill.
The CHERRY STREAM KEYBOARD features an ultra-flat ergonomic top design that allows users to work in proper typing form, alleviating strain on the wrists and fingers, especially when working long hours each day. The layout is ideal for hands, both big and small, meaning school-age children will benefit from learning how to type correctly on a device that is both durable yet comfortable.
It is exceptionally robust, with a key lifespan of over 20 million presses, and can be used immediately as its Plug & Play capability means that no software installation is required. The STREAM also has 10 additional keys that allow easy control over volume, multimedia functions, and frequently used Office applications.
CHERRY devices are designed for continuous use, with quality and comfort in mind. These characteristics lend themselves useful as parents and students transition into a remote schooling model. The ease-of-use offered by CHERRY products supports students in developing basic computer skills and improve tech literacy. Parents will appreciate the durability of CHERRY mice and keyboards, which allows for the focus to be on learning in the remote classroom.
Although the future may be unclear, parents and students can be prepared for digital learning with mice and keyboards in proven CHERRY quality.