Make the Most of Virtual Days

Tips to Profit from the New Virtual Wednesday Schedule

March 21, 2021

Yes, the new virtual Wednesday schedule starts earlier.

Yes, many students are getting burned out, as the student body heads into the final marking period. 

However, there are ways students can make the most of the new schedule, producing the greatest outcomes for every remaining week. 

 

Tip #1:

You should be attending the Hangout meetings every week- at least popping in to touch base. If you have questions, you can ask your teachers for help- just like in-person- instead of waiting for an email; a response, winging it, or wracking up yet another missed remote lesson assignment.

 

Tip #2:

Create tab groups for each class, so it’s not impossible to navigate tabs. To make tab groups, right-click a tab, then hit “Add tab to the group.” Finally, name the tab group what class name it involves,  ie. “Science,” “Math” or “English.”

Make sure not to close all the tabs in one tab group because you will have to redo the tab group.

You can also become more organized by creating a tab inside a tab group by right-clicking the label and clicking “New tab in-group,” or make a tab and drag into the group that it needs to go in.

Tip #3:

Canvas automatically connects to Google calendar so you can see the assignments but if there is an assignment that isn’t there, you can add it.

By hitting the plus sign that says create next to it.

You can pick a time, the date you can also change it into a task and you can add a description.

Tip #4

CHECK YOUR EMAIL!

I am guilty of not checking my inbox as well, and it has affected me negatively in regards to doing virtual work and attending Google Meets that teachers have invited me to, causing me to not see the email until the next day.

I have started keeping my email open at all times; if there is an email, it will show you on the tab as seen in this image here.

Tip #5

Do not wait to complete your assignments.

Again, something else I have done a lot- never say “I’ll do it tonight.” It turns into “I’ll do it tomorrow,” and so on as the procrastination worsens.

So, just do them when you have time, and try to put your phone away or temporarily turn it off to avoid distraction.

It may also be beneficial to try to go to bed around 10:00-11:00 p.m., wake up at 8 a.m. or earlier, and then work on assignments after you practice your morning routine.

By adhering to these tips, you can be done with the day’s workload by lunch. 

Keep all these tips in mind, and you will optimize your virtual days. Good luck!

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