Friday, January 10, 2014

Friday, January 10, 2014
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Many students debate or claim that online school would be better for them for several of reasons, such as sleeping in late, doing whatever you want, being home alone all day, etc.

All of those reasoning sound absolutely fantastic, but online school has more to it rather than just sleeping in all day and running freely.

Online teachers have many ways to communicating with students. The teachers can explain classroom instructions through e-mail communication, podcasts, posted material, message boards, live video classes, archived video classes, and more.

Some may agree that online school is much easier with material and the base of learning. Because you are not one-on-one with an actual physical teacher, the instructions have to be very detailed to avoid any misunderstanding. In result, the instructions on online might be better because the instructions are on point. Online classes may or may not provide more work than traditional classes.

Freshman Haleigh Startin explains “I have done online school in the past, and yes it is nice to sleep in and do whatever you want and have fun, but you still have to take online schooling seriously. You have to be devoted and have to have a lot of self discipline in yourself.”

Many online students graduate not with a regular diploma but with a GED (General Education Diploma). However, faculty and staff at your school will more than likely protest you going onto online school. However, you have a better chance with getting a job with your diploma coming off of an online high school, rather than graduating with a GED.

Sophomore Alyssa Endanger said, “I would love to stay at home all day in my warm bed watching TV. But I couldn’t get myself up to do school if I’m at home! That’s why I would much rather just stay in public school that way I’m forced to learn and I do actually learn. Leave it to me for my education and I would probably blow if off.”

Education is important, no matter which way you choose to learn the material. Students are all different in their own way and have their own way of learning things at their own pace. This is why most people pick online school. However, most students don’t have the self-discipline in themselves to keep up with online school.

11 comments:

  1. There seem to be pros and cons for both online and public school. Great view on both ways of completing school!

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  2. This is a really good article, great job, tori

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  3. Its nice to finally see the difference between online and public. Good article Tori

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  4. Great article. I think both ways are acceptable as long as you graduate!

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  5. This is a great article, Tori! Love that someone covered this topic with both opinions.

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  6. This is great article! It shows difference between online and public

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  7. Great article Tori! I have to admit that if i were to do online school i probably would not have the self motivation to actually complete my work. That is why i prefer public school, and also it is a better education i think.

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  8. Well written article! I think that both online and public schooling have their advantages and disadvantages. It certainly takes a self-motivated student to successful in online schooling.

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  9. Great article! I think online school teaches discipline but both have their perks.

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  10. This is a really well written article!

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  11. I have done online schooling 4 different times and every time, I have decided to come back to St James. Yes, home schooling does have its upsides such as sleeping in and doing your work when you feel like it, but it is very hard to stay on top of your work unless you are 100% devoted to it. Another problem with home schooling that I had was understanding all of the directions for assignments. Not having someone there with you to explain things and show you how to do them makes learning much harder.

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