Do your kids do their schoolwork on a laptop while sitting on a sofa? Unfortunately most sofas are too soft and do not give proper back support while using a laptop. The best tip Y3K Tutor In Your Home has for you is to simply avoid sitting on a couch while using a laptop. Students often get neck and back pain due to long periods of time on their laptops sitting on sofas. Although stores do sell laptop stands specifically to be used on a sofa, they are still not as good for the body as sitting properly on a chair using a desk or table.
Putting a laptop on a table or desk when doing a Zoom meeting can cause a student’s neck to protrude forward and downward to see the screen. The goal is to not slouch to look at the screen. The easy solution is to put some boxes on the table or desk and then put the laptop on the boxes. Align the screen so that your child’s eyes are looking straight at the upper 1/3 of the screen.
Does your student do their laptop schoolwork while sitting on a sofa? Next time we will take a closer look at how safe that position is for the neck and back.
Do your kids have neck and back pain from remote learning because their laptops are too low? Here is a great way to make your own laptop stand easily while saving money. All you have to do is get an empty 3 ring binder and put the laptop on it so keyboard is slanted downward and the screen is raised on top of the rings. The larger the rings, the better it is to put less stress on your child’s neck without compromising their hand typing position.
What should your student do when using a laptop in a Zoom meeting to not put stress on the upper back and neck? Check back here soon for the easy solution.
There two simple ways you can keep your students pain-free and in the right position while they are learning remotely using their laptops. The first method of maintaining proper screen height so your child will not strain their neck can be found in box stores and online. Proper back and neck ergonomics can be achieved with a laptop stand. A laptop stand will raise the screen to eye level so your child won’t need to slouch their neck. You can easily buy one wherever you find computer accessories.
Did you know that you could also make your own laptop stand at home using common household items, to keep your kids safe and pain-free? Look for our next post on the second method as we show you the how to make one easily while saving money.
Using a laptop can put strain on a child’s neck and upper back when the screen is too low. A laptop is designed so the screen is close to the keyboard forcing the head to be tilted downward and slouching the back. This position can cause their neck to be flexed forward. This not only puts stress on their neck, but also the upper back muscles and joints as well.
There are some easy methods your child can do at home to decrease the stress on their body from frequently using their laptop. Our goal is to raise the screen height so your child doesn’t strain their neck. This can be achieved two different ways and both are easy to do.
Check back here next time for the simple ways you can help your students be pain-free while learning remotely on a laptop.
Are your children doing any remote learning this year? Many kids use a laptop computer in positions that may feel comfortable at the moment but are doing damage in the long run. Many students are suffering from neck and back pain due to long periods of time on their laptops sitting in unhealthy positions. Due to poor ergonomics, students are getting neck and upper back pain, which often includes pain into the shoulders as well.
Next time we will share some ergonomic suggestions to keep your kids pain-free while working remotely from home.
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Due to social distancing measures, schools will need extra teachers for extra classrooms. The following is from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) about how to find more classroom teachers for reopening schools in the fall:
Staffing alternatives to consider for reducing class sizes: Specialist teachers and other educators such as instructional coaches, reading specialists, and others who have appropriate certifications may be enlisted to serve as additional core teachers to reduce class sizes in schools.
The following is the first of the three The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) plans reopening schools in the fall:
In-person learning with new safety requirements: Our goal to get as many students as possible back into schools for in-person learning safely. In this model, all students return in person to school settings that are appropriately modified to accommodate the health and safety requirements outlined (in previous Y3K Tutor In Your Home posts). Examples of modifications could include altered classroom configurations, setting up additional learning spaces, and schedule changes.
Come back next time as we will reveal to you how their hybrid learning plan would work if the in-person learning plan is not possible.
There are 3 possible ways the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) will be reopening schools in the fall. They are as follows:
Components of district/school fall reopening plans: Each district and school will need to plan for three possibilities on the continuum of reopening:
1) In-person learning with new safety requirements (see previous Y3K Tutor In Your Home posts for the safety requirements).
2) A hybrid of in-person and remote learning.
3) Remote learning.
In our next installment, we will examine their in-person school reopening plan.