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How does online schooling help children with time management skills?

The severe lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to shut and shift to an online mode of delivery. Now that schools have started reopening, one question comes to mind: are these online school classes relevant in the future? The answer is a resounding yes. Among the numerous benefits received from online learning, the development of the ability to manage time in children is one of the most important ones.

Time management is not limited to making a timetable. It is the judicious allocation of time to various tasks and thus deriving the best outcomes from the time spent. Children can be taught time management by systems that set out actionable deadlines for each day and make them aware of what they need to do. In such an approach, the child becomes more accountable for their time and the element of planning is incorporated as a daily habit from an early age.

Let us see how exactly, online learning helps children with better time management skills:

1. Online learning helps children manage their planned and unplanned absences
One key aspect of managing time is pre-planning for avoidable or unavoidable absences. Good online systems make children accountable for their own time and plan for unforeseen challenges. Online school classes have systems for broadcasting their lectures that can be accessed on various platforms. This becomes critical if the child misses a few days of school due to planned leaves. The child can still attend their classes by logging into the online session and so that they don’t miss that day’s lesson. Even for unplanned leaves due to sudden ill health, the student can access the recorded lecture at their convenience.

School management systems have processes in place that remind the student about the lectures they have missed. Some systems do not allow access to take further lessons till the ones that were missed are completed. This ensures the learning path is not affected.

The Student App in LEAD’s online school management system, enables your child to attend live classes daily and return to the classes that they have missed. This ensures that there are no learning gaps and the education they receive is uninterrupted.

2. Helps in better time allocation to various topics
Students who have a complete awareness of their current learning progress can plan to utilize their time efficiently. Online school systems help students to be completely aware of their current learning at all times.

Online schooling systems achieve this through continuous evaluation by conducting regular tests in various formats. Online testing also has the advantage of students getting the test results on the spot. As tests are scheduled well in advance, students are well aware of the upcoming tests and can plan to prepare for them accordingly. Immediate availability of results ensures that students are aware of their strengths and weaknesses, and accordingly study the topics. This is in contrast with offline classes where most students come to realize their weakness only after a term examination.

LEAD’s Student App lets students test their understanding of the lessons by completing interesting quizzes. In addition, the leaderboard rewards children with points upon finishing classes and quizzes on time to motivate them to perform better.

3. Promotes adherence to deadlines
Time management becomes easier if a student is conscious of what is expected out of them and when. Online schooling systems allow schools to assign term papers, projects, assignments with clearly defined deadlines with regular reminders. This ensures students plan in advance to submit them. Having all reminders in one place also ensures they don’t miss out on anything even when they forget to note it down in their notebooks.

The LEAD Student App makes completing and submitting assignments for evaluation completely hassle-free. Teachers can easily conduct objective and subjective assessments for students using the application.

Since children spend most of their time in schools, online schooling can be a really effective tool in developing time-management skills in children. Once students start understanding the importance of time and planning in their studies, they will find it easier to make it a habit, which will benefit them in their adult life as well. To enable this, it is important that the online school management system adopted by your child’s school is equipped with the latest technology and features.

LEAD caters to the students’ modern-day needs and prepares them for a bright future through technology-integrated schooling, a world-class curriculum, and national exposure. Furthermore, LEAD’s school management system streamlines all the official school tasks, allowing teachers to focus on their students’ learning. At LEAD we are empowering all stakeholders of the school eco-system to drive the best learning outcomes for the students.

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About the author

Prajakta is a Content Marketing Manager at LEAD. She is an IIT Kanpur alumnus and has extensive experience in the ed-tech domain. She believes education is the premise of progress, for an individual, for a family, and for society.

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