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.
School districts throughout the United States are dealing with two online schooling problems that have them frustrated. The first problem involves students not completing their work. They either don’t take their online assignments seriously, don’t have the one-on-one support at home to help them, or find independent computer lessons distracting. One fix to this problem some schools have been doing is to consider the March – June 2020 semester to be graded as pass/fail only. That way report cards won’t show a major drop in grades from third term to fourth term. What do you think about this solution?
Check back here for the much larger problem that has school systems scrambling for answers.
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