But about 250,000 American students attended virtual schools last year. They saw their teachers on their computer screens rather than in person. They didn't have to wait for the bus or get locked out of their lockers or have the excuse that they left their homework at home. But they also didn't get to see all of their friends, have a class discussion in the same way, give a report to their class or interact with a smart board.
So you can see some of the pros and cons of virtual schools, and we're hoping you'll add your own ideas here - virtually, of course.
Carl Azuz, Anchor
I am a Homeschooler, and I do some of my schoolwork online. I think it is cool that kids have the choice to go to public school or to online school, because online school works great for some people! I know some people think the kids won't get any interaction with other kids but they just have to find friends a different way! The only downside is if it doesn't work for that person, a lot of times, they're parents will just send them back to public school.
ya because the you can be at home and take school
you should be learning in school
I think that traditional school would provide expeiences for students that they could not get from the computer. You learn communication skills. You also get the liberty of having someone sit down and explain the process to you, rather than trying to go along with something you don't understand. Traditional school gives memories to people that couldn't be given by any piece of electronics.
I think that traditional school is better because you get your credits on your own instead of all these easy classes. Also people should be ale to choose wre they wanna go an were they fit comfortably.
Virtual is better because all you have to do is sit at your computer all day.
I feel that kids should not be learning from virtual. The reason why i feel like this is because kids need to also learn communication skills. If they do not learn this skill they will not know how to inter act with other people in the real world.
i totally agree.Student would not be able to inter act with other people if they went too school online.
You are right if kids dont learn how to interact with other kids then that could be trouble...
i think its a terrible idea for kids to go to school online because then they wont know how tho interact with other kids like they do in regular school, some kids may even skip out on doing their school work!
I agree with you because some students could skip out on doing there work and they wouldn't be able to graduate or get a job when they get older .
We would go to online school because we would get to be in the comfort of are homes and we are use to working witha computer and we woukd get it done fast so we could hang out with are friends!
Hi, I'm Noel, and I currently attend online classes! I'm homeschooled so I also get to go to co-ops and stuff like that. I think online classes are really fun and have some plus sides that schools can't provide. First off, my online classes have online homework too, and taking quizzes, exams, and tests online makes getting my homework done easier- I just log into my online class, and when it's over I do my homework! It's much more efficient than the current school system and provides computer skillls, too. And you can't get away with "my dog ate my homework", unless your dog eats your entire CPU and you don't have internet back-up. But still, homeschooling is alot of fun and a great option for kids who don't think the current public school system is enough.
Alot of people say that online classes don't work because there's no discussion.
First of all, there is plenty of discussion- my classes require a microphone headset.
Second, when do you really do discussions in your classes in school?
The great thing about online discussions is that the teacher has the right to give you the microphone priveleges so you can talk to the whole class. If you don't have the priveleges, you don't get to say anything. That way the teacher keeps discussions and comments on track. And if you have some less-important comments to make, you can always type them in the chat box in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen. If chat is too off-topic, the teacher can remove those priveleges, too. So there's definentely alot of discussions in online classes.
Another upside of online classes is that there are more options for homework. A normal teacher can't assign a normal classroom a homework assignment that tells you to watch a video because they can't prove that you watched it. But on my online classes, we do our homework through the website, so the teacher KNOWS if we clicked on it or not!! Cool, right?
So that's how I ended up posting here- my homework for my Current Events class was to watch CNN Student News every morning- and here I am, commenting on your blog!! I'm sure you'll see a couple comments from my classmates here, too.
Your homeschooled friend,
I think they shoud have traditional school because it gives the student to enteract with others and to be in a inverment that gives them safe learning inverment.
i agree because students should interact with eachother and make friends, and if they dont that could lead to social issues with their life and could never make friends
I would rather go to a traditional school because i love to interact with other students. A vitual school dose not seem like my kind of school.
I think virtual school is great, but if other kids think that the virtual schools are bad, how would they know? They have never tired it! Traditional school is also fine, but when teachers say that traditional schools are better because the kids have each other to talk to in class about a problem. That's not true. I don't know one class that actually talks about school subjects with other peers. The teacher really just doesn't want to lose his/her. job.
I think virtual school is better because it's quite and not distracting
I do not believe in the virtual school system. Students need that one-on-one interaction with their teachers. Students can easily cheat on tests or exams with this type of learning system. Students also can't have interaction with other kids with this type of learning system
I agree with you completely! A lot of kids would try to cheat on test and they would not get the learning they really need! I bet a lot of kids would also goof off and not even try to pay much attention to what's going on on the computer screen!
I think that traditional school is better because you can talk your friends.
I think that going to school off of the computer is better. The reason i think this is because if they do give you a test online you might just go to some website and look for the answers and not really see how smart you are. Also if you are not in many sports you wont be able to make friends and have the fun life of a kid.
I think we should stay in a traditional school so you can ask questions better and maybe have a book in front of you. It also might cost more to buy your own books on a virtual school when some schools provide that for you. Last, you might make good friends at a regular school and it teaches you more responsibility.
I think traditional school is better because if you don't know much about a computer it will be hard to start or get on a class you were told to do and this could make your eyesight worse because you would be sitting in front of a computer for 5 to 7 hours also it would be harder to talk to your teacher because you would talk by mic instead of directly in front also traditional school is cheaper.
I think it would be safer to be in a virtual school because there is no bullying and its kinda like you're in a class by yourself so there are no students that talk while you're trying to work.
I agree, and you don't have to worry about not getting good grades because of concentration and no bullying.
I think traditional school , because it gets kids to have friends,and learn better. If you chose virtual school ,you are trying to concentrate but how can you concentrate when your eyes hurt from staring at the computer for so long.
I would rather take real classes. With online classes you have no teacher to ask if you are stuck, and you are just mostly staring at a computer screen. That is bad for you, even if you are doing schoolwork.
I would pick virtual school because it would be something different for other students to try. I think that if students that wanted traditional school might like the virtual school. and maybe if you didn't under stand something you could just look it up on you computer than just not knowing what it means.
Traditional school is better because you are able to get out and learn people skills. You can also learn obedience from teachers by doing something wrong and being corrected.
We feel that face to face interaction is necessary to have a succesful learning experience. Virtual school would cut jobs from qualified educators, takes away the ability to ask questions and talk to peers, teachers, and faculty. This would also affect the physical fitness and mental fitness of the students mind and health.
I think you should have to have a traditional school because, it would teach kids more! Kids would more likely get into college
because of the applications. If you go to virtual school then you will not have any sports, except finger moving. Now you know what i think about virtual, and tradition.
I think people should have their own opinion on what the child wants to do. You might get better learning skills and the computer could teach you very well. I've never used a virtual school before so I don't know how well the computer teaches you. So i think if the child thinks it explains it more and better they should give it a shot.
I thank there should be sports because people need sports in there life. Also people might not like academics. Next people need to run. That's were they get to run.
I don't think students should attend virtual school.I do not think I would have all the friends I have, if i attended virtual school. Traditional school gives you a chance to interact with other studnets.
i could also like virtual school because you would get to see your friends. you would also get to go to p.e.. and band and other things like that and recess.
I believe that a kid needs to have face to face interraction with a teacher. A kid won't get the type of eduation off of an online school than at a real school. Kids can't get real help on homework. A kid may put down an answer and the teacher may not understand it. If a kid can't tell a teacher what they meant, they won't get the problem right. Virtual schools are therfore, not as good as a reagular private or public school.
I wouldn't take virtual school because some families don't have enough money to buy a computer. Some people think its a good ideal because their kids just don't want to go to school. Traditional schools you can be social and meet new people. Also the parents need some alone time well their kids are at school. If kids on the virtual schools and are taking semester tests they could cheat.
I personally think virtual school. It keeps some kids from getting bullied. If you have a computer at your house you have peace and quiet to concentrate.
I believe that virtual schools are better. If you dont make friends easily or say you get mad easily about a teacher or something then you will not have the bigger chance of exploding at the teachers. Also if you have a really busy sport life or alot of things going on you can be very flexible with your learning. Lastly if you are sick you will not be spreading any germs or getting anybody else sick.
I think students should be required to attend a realistic school, unlike sitting at home all day. Kids should not take tests or work on the internet because 76% already cheat if the student is on the computer they can just type in a question and the answer would pop up. If the kids did not turn there work in what punishment is the teacher going to give you there would not be any detention because you are online. If there is no school in town and its just virtual, what about the people that cant afford to buy a computer? Do they just not go to school?
I don't think students should attend virtual school.I do not think I would have all the friends I have, if i attended virtual school. Traditional school gives you a chance to interact with other students.
Traditional schools are better because you get to know other people and in Virtual schools you don't get to know many people. Your eyes could get tired of staring at the computer all day long. Sometimes your computer mite not work and it mite turn off.
I think they should use the virtual school because it gives them a one on one interaction.
I believe you can still get one on one with a teacher at traditional school you just have to work hard it will be a good life lesson.
What about sports. If you attended virtual school what would you do about sports, if you were an athletic person.
I think that Virtual school is better because you don't get detention. You also don't get bullied at virtual school. Those two are good reasons. Two bad reasons are you can't see your friends and you can't go on field trips.
I would agree on virtual school because you can avoid bullies and being made fun of. Also you wont get in as much trouble for forgetting papers or other objects at home.
I think it will be a good thing to virtual school because it is easy to do it on the computer they can be on topic. Then they have to go to school because it can by off topic. on computers they mite be more there then the teachers have to teach then computer.
I think it's a good and bad idea because it separates kids from being with other kids but it might encourage kids to do there work more often if it's on an electronic device.
traditional school, of coarse. Kids are just being to lazy to get ready in the morning and be "bright eyes and bushy tails!"... and kids need to learn to become social...for later-on porposes!!.
I think it is not a good idea because you just sit and stare at the computer for 7 hours. I don't think that is healthy for your body and for your eyes. Plus, you don't interact with other people which means that you don't any support for yourself and some help from them if you don't understand a problem.
I think it should be up to you and your parents because some people like to be separated from other people and some parents want their kids to be with other people so they can interact and learn how to deal with other people.
I think it is a bad idea because you don't interact with other students. You aren't active when you sit at a computer all day.
i would rather go to an online school because you can be comfortable at home
I do not have the self motivation to keep up with such a program
I think it is a bad idea because the teachers might not even have a degree to be working as a teacher,they could just be random people trying to make money. Because of that the students might not get as good an education.
Virtual schools don't have the same effect as traditional schools. You don't get to interact with other students or discuss thhings. And also, one flaw in virtual schools, the student could simply open up another computer window and not pay attention to the teacher. Therefore, the parents would be effected by this and maybe even have to watch there child the whole time. I would stick with traditional schools, I have been in homeschool before, and it is just not the same.
School is one of those things that is in the eye of the beholder. So if your sees that you like school but not technology then dont use a virtual school. If you like schoool and techy stuff then use it. You can also use it if like lounging around in comfy pjs.
I'd like online school, because I could go at my own pace, but I by far prefer traditional school because you have friends there, and have social times. In regular school, you also get to do hands-on activities. I would miss talking to people and taking fun electives.
I think that we should keep going to a normal school. We have been doing that for 100s of years and nothing was wrong with a traditional school. You are right we need a teacher that we can talk to, students to share with. A virtial school would be nice, but wont have the same effect on students.
normal school is way better then virtual school because you have the internet to use as a cheat but paper and pencil theres no cheating most the time.
I think it is a bad idea because children don't get much social interaction with other children. Traditional school teaches you that there are kind people and rude people because in life people are not always kind and people are not always rude.
I think a virtual school is good because you dont got to get up so early but then it can be bad because you wont make as much friends, and also you might get stuck on a subject and not know what to do.
Virtual school would be much easier because you can stay at home and don't have to get up early. However, you miss out on seeing your friends every day. We need human interaction.
Traditional schools and online schools have the same type of teaching materials. Both teach the same curriculum and the only thing different would be getting to know peers. With a traditional school you get physical fitness and at home you may not. Traditional schools have better communication by showing you how to do something. Despite virtual or traditional school, it appears that grammar and spelling need to be addressed. Online school have better 1:1 teaching. Students may cheat with online schools.
I think Traditional school is better than Virtual school. I think this because in school you get to see your friends. You get to have the opportunity to socialize with your friends. If you are on the computer going to school you don't get to see your friends. Also if you go to Virtual school, since your at home you most likely want to fall asleep because your at your own house. You would get more distracted than if you were in a classroom. Virtual school could also be good. You get more attention then if your in a classroom with 30 kids. When your in school you probably have more pressure on you than at a virtual school because at a virtual school you can probably choose when you want to take your test, and can take your time studying. At school your teacher says when your test is and that's when you have to be ready to take it. Another reason virtual school is good is because you can get up late and you don't have to be at school at a certain time. At school, if you get a snow day, kids at Virtual school probably don't because there inside anyway. This is why i think Traditional school is better.
I my opinion, I think virtual school would be better because of a lot of reasons. But I will only give Carl 5 reasons... and these are those reasons:
1. You don't have to waste gas going to school
2. You don't have to wake up early
3. You don't get in trouble for wearing tank tops
4. You don't get in trouble for eating food
5. You don't get in trouble and get a write up
However, online schools can make you sad because you'll miss seeing your friends everyday.
And you'll miss seeing and talking to a guidance teacher for personal help or information.
There are pros and cons about virtual schools, but I still think it is better than going to school.
We believe that a traditional school is better because you are able to learn better if you can interact face-to-face with a teacher and you are able to socialize with peers. It might also be difficult to motivate yourself to work independently.
I have tried Virtual school and know from experience that traditional school is much better. You don't have the interaction needed to successfully mature into an adult. You need to have fun in school while learning with other people your age and staring at a computer monitor all day is not going to give you that.
I think that that virtual school is better because you get to interact with classmates and the teachers. This will be really important later in life.
I think that traditional school is better because you get to interact with all the classmates and all the teachers. This will be important later in life.
I think that virtual school is better because you get to stay home. This means that you won't experience bullies. Less stress will be put on you, and you can concentrate more.
I would rather go to Traditional school because I could see my friends and go out and not seat there only in the computer. In Traditional school you can make friends and you can go to lunch with friends and if you stay in your house you will have to eat alone not hang out. You will feel lonely. For example if you rather chose virtual school you would have to seat there and maybe you don't understand the work I know you can ask questions but it is not the same as if you had the teacher in front of you and I am imagining teacher asking questions and the kids looking them up in the computer. I read this story called THE FUN THEY HAD and it talk's about this girl who hated school they had this robots that they teach you the lesson and the school was right next door technology is getting advanced. It is also not the same thing because maybe the teacher wants to do read aloud and he wants a discuss it but he can't because everybody has to be looking at each other virtual school it is only the kid and the teacher. Therefore this is why I rather go to Traditional school. traditional school is better for me.
I think that virtual school could be good if you have a teacher who is teaching a class and you can interact with other students. If the class is just online and no teacher is teaching it then it is hard for students who need to hear the material as well as read it. My brother has taken online classes and has not liked it. It would be nice to not get up early, but I would miss my friends.
I am not sure because with virtual school you can do it when ever you want, but you couldn't hang out with your friends all day until sports time. With traditional school you can get a teachers help when you want, so I would probably just stick with traditional school. Then you wouldn't have free lunch, well I guess it isn't completely free. I guess I don't know which one I like best.
Kids may be cheating on tests if they attend virtual school and might not be learning any thing.
I think that traditional school is better than virtual. I think this because kids at our age should be around other kids so they can interact. If you take traditional and online classes when you get older that would be fine, but at this age I think it's a bad idea.
I think traditional school is better because there is more kids. More kids would be easy for some people for others, but i think that there are more kids you would be able to get along with others better and learn to share. Not being around as many kids can be bad for someone who went to a virtual school and then later in their school years and switch to a traditional school in the later school years, it could be a big change and it would be hard to get use to.
I think that traditional school would be better then Virtual I can name three reasons why you should go to traditional school . One is that you get active with others . Two is that you get in sports in school and don't forget gym class to . Final you get to go place like field trips with out paying for it . That is why I think that traditional school would be better. P.S. I hope CNN news never gets cancel.
i would go to a traditional school because all my friends are there and how are you suppose to learn how to communicate well with others and how are you suppose to do that when your going to a virtual school. don't get me wrong it would be nice to not have to change classes like 8 times a day and just stay in one spot and to eat whatever you want to for lunch but i still think traditional school are by far better.
I think that traditional school is better and you will have a teacher to help you understand. If you are doing vitural school all you do is look at a screen then you might not know what to do and you need help from a teacher
I think it dosent matter because ether virtral or not each way you will get a education and fine some way to support your contry im on no side but if i were i'd be on the reguler i agree with jordon
I thin kthat students should only have traditional school, if there parents can afford the gas money to actually take them to school
I think traditional school is better because kids need friends or they will be loners
I think student should not take online teaching courses because kids may be distracted and go to other websites and not do their work that they had been assigned. Many students will get a very bad grade in their academics, and those grades would effect them in many parts of their life
I would go to a Virtual School so I wouldn't worry about bullies , privacy , or leaving the comfort of my home.
I think it is a good idea, but I also thin it is a bad idea. I think it is a good idea because they can see their teacher and know it is not a scam, but I think it is a bad idea because what if someone is listening to what you and your teacher are talking about, unless it is a website that is personal when you and your teacher is talking. I also think it is a bad idea because you wont see your friends as much as you normally do.
I beleive that if you are at a virtual school it is better, because at a virtual school you are at peace and quiet. Also there is no bullying even though many people say theres no interaction you meet new people at church and other places.
Traditional school is better than virtual school because we need interaction with other students, which can help our social skills when we are older.
I would choose traditional school, because for the beginning of this 6th grade year i did virtual school and I hated the idea of no friends, nobody to ask questions, and at a class connect session ( a thing were you talk to the teacher and other students) The teacher practically ignores your every question.
Virtual school would not achieve education like traditional school does. Learning a subjective subject, such as English, would be near impossible without a teacher. Traditional school also encourages human interaction, which is essential once a student graduates. Most jobs require people skills, which a student would not learn if they stayed at home for the most part of twelve years.
if you go to a traditional school you will make more friends and will face real life challenges like unfairness and if you go to a virtual school you can't react to problems.
I think that traditional schools are better because you have a chance of enteracting with other people. I also think traditonal schools are better because when you are stuck on anything who is going to help you when you're online. You only have the computer to give you questions and give you notes. How is the computer going to tell you what type of notes to take down.
Virtual schools are great but kids will not get help from teachers, kids will have no physical education such as P.E., most importantly kids will have no social interaction.
I Think Online School Because You Dont Have To Worry About Expenses On School Clothes And Cafeteria Food. Also No Bullying And No Interuptions During Class. Plus Its On Your Own Time So If You Have OppointmentsTo Doctors Or Dentist Then You Wont Miss Any Education.
I would prefer to go to a traditional school because the social interactions and street smarts are still necessary in today's society in order to become well rounded.
I think that virtual school would be best because in this day in age technology would most likely interest a student than using a textbook everyday. I also think virtual school is better because a student can work peacefully at home better than they can with 30 other students in the classroom distracting them while doing their assignments.
If it was virtual school how could you play sports? Or do classes like band or Drama?
i think that its posible to do tradisional because we wont meet new people and our parrents want us to like my parents do.We need human interaction.
I don't think virtual school is a good idea. It may work well for some kids, but by going to virtual school they're not learning many things that you would learn at traditional school. It doesn't teach an important characteristic for the work world, which is social interaction and working with other people.
I think traditional schools are better because you would be able to interact with other friends,you would get a better learning style than on virtual schools and you would be able to go on feild trips.That's why you should go to traditional schools instead of virtual schools.
Both have their high points. Virtual school gives you the knowledge of technology needed for later on in life, but traditional school gives us the connections, and you can also speak face to face with your teacher if you have a question. Maybe a mix of the two, for example homework is completely computerized, you can be home sick without missing a beat (virtual) but you can socialize with friends in the school yard, and you can most likely get a direct response from your teacher (traditional).
I think a traditional school would be
Disadvantages of a virtual school include not being in a classroom environment where you can ask the teacher questions and listen to the exchange of the information between the other students. A student is also not able to interact with the other students in the class and discuss the topic in detail. Plus, not being able to interact with the teacher and other students may hinder students from the daily interaction they will experience when they start a career. The advantages include the luxury of attending class when your schedule permits. It enables the students to develop their own timeline of when to do homework and turn in assignments.
I think a traditional school would be better because you have stundent interaction and if you need help you can ask the teacher and in "real"school there is sports,p.e,lunch,and electives.But in "virtual"school there will be no talkers talking in the middle of class and online all you have to do is open a new tab and then you can google answers and the teacher cannot see if you have a cacluator
I think students that a virtual school is a waste of time because you cant get the same interaction with other students and teachers.
I think virtual school will make kids less active and unsociable. It won't give us kids the proper education we need and even though virtual schools give you a quiet enviornment, we need to interact with kids our own age.
School is a chance for everyone to learn and grow. I find your brain more precious than a computer.
I would take the traditional school because when you take the virtual school you don't interact with others as much as you need to. Just being able to interact with people my age helps me learn because of all of the input and discussion groups that take place.
I believe that a virtual school isn't close to an education or experience that a child can get from a personal on hand teaching that they get from a real teacher that can help them through the tough subjects.
I think some students may have a easier time learning in a computerized environment. Although most people, including me, would probably say they prefer traditional school. Without an actual school to attend, I would never be able to make as many friends as I have now.
I think we should stay in traditional school. As it says, this is the tradition and has produced millions and billions of successful adults. Going to regular school allows us to interact with others and get the necessary schooling. I do not think you can properly learn on an online school. Going to a real school with a real teacher is a much better alternative to online school.
Virtual would be better because you would have peace and quiet and you wont get suspended from school for fighting and you wont be distractied by other kids.
That's a great point.
Doing virtual school has some advantages, but the lack of interaction between teacher/student and student/student would definitely be a negative. These relationships are important, especially for high school students. Also, some classes, like math for example, are much easier to learn with an actual teacher present. That way you have somone to give further explanation if you need it.
I think going to a traditional school is better than virtual school because you have interaction with others and the teacher is there to help you.
Virtual school is a very good idea for people that are not as social but In life for any job you will end up having to work with someone anyway.
I think it's better to go to a traditional school because you can interact with other people!
Traditional school would be so much easier because then you would be able to talk to friends.. If your stuck on homework and need help thee teachers are there but if its a Virtual School then you would be stuck for a very long time looking at a screen.. Traditional Schools will also teach us how to interact around people..
Attending a traditional school lets you to meet new friends and socialize with others, virtual school has you looking at a computer screen all day and prevents human interaction with others. It would be best to attend a [traditional school].
Traditional school is better for students. We need to have a social life and communicate with people. Without traditional school we probably wouldnt have the friends that we have today. Traditional school teaches us disipline along with how to act in public. They also offer sports which could lead to scholarships. It would be difficult to get a scholarship playing sports through a computer at home..
Traditional schools are definitely my pick. I like today's technology a lot, but not enough to use it everyday to take classes for school. If we take the steps to go to virtual schools, then from there our nation might suddenly become addicted to this technology.
Tradicional, because you learn more and you can have classes like gym and art
i think virtual schools would be fun for a while but you wont get the phisical education and you would get many headaches from staring at the computer all day long
virtual shcools becouse you can get one on one contact with your teachers aka mom or dad
i think that traditional school is better because it is more socail and i think it is better for your education.
and stay in your pjs
I think that traditional school is better for you becuase you can see your friends. But virtual school is nice but it's better to get out of the house most of the time not just stay home.... Anyways we need human interaction!!!!!=D
you should be in school
i think virtual school sucks to me
i think virtual school isn't a smart idea you wouldn't have bullying but and tradditional you get a better education and more phsycial health
I think internet school is a very dumb idea. Kids wont be able to interact very much and they will become dumd.
In traditional school has better classes.
I prefer traditional school over virtual school because in traditional school you can get the 1 on 1 help you need and the motivation to keep up with your work.
i think virtual school is a bad idea because children wouldnt be active and they wouldnt have a social life kids could just eat all day and sit on the couch and be lazy, the child obessity rate would grow.
i belive that we should go to trditional school just because
I think Virtual school is not good because you wouldn't be able to interact with people and you wouldn't be able to participate in in gym,art, and music.
We should keep traditional schools because it helps you learn and gets you more education. Anyway you learn more when you are at school instead of at home on the computer or virtual. When you sit down at the computer you will get more chucky than when your moving around. Then when you choose your alectives at school you can't do that on virtual schools. There are some reasons why we should keep traditional schools.
There are pros and cons to both. Traditional school is great because you have gym and you have the teachers right there to help you if you need help. Virtual school is also great for kids because you don't have to get up so early and we can focus longer.
Traditional is better becuase you get to be with your friend and there better classes
I think the idea of virtual school is terrible. Not only will students miss out on social interaction and mediation, but they also have the ability to have someone else do their school work for them. So in the end, they'll be missing out on life long issues and maybe even their education.
I think i would want virtual school over Real school because in virtual i can eat and take breaks and do whatever. Plus i already have people to hang out with so i dont need to see them at school.
i want to be in virtual school because i can eat and take breaks whenever. And since i already i have people i hang out with i dont need anymore.
I believe that virtual schools don't give kids the full affect of going to school. They miss out on the social aspect.
I think that school in a classroom is better because you learn soical skills and make friends and that would be hard to do with a computer.
I think being in a traditional school would be better for a student because the student would get a better learning experience at school then online. They could also interact socially with other students at school
I think that All kids should go to a traditional school because it helps you work in a team. It also helps them interact with kids their age. In class you have discussions that you would miss if you went tot school online!!!!! 🙂
I think the virtual school will be a lot nicer if your not a morning person, but will normal school you get to meet friends. Thats how I meet Nick. He's pretty awesome.
I think that I would like the traditional schools because you would get to see your friends more often than if you would go to there house and see your teachers more often also.
I think virtual school isn't good, what about sports? Also i would rather see people in person then rather on a screen i think traditional school is better u can make new friends a lot easier...
I don't think I would want to have a virtual school because you won't be able to interact with other people.
I believe students should go to traditional school because not only to learning kids need hands on experience, but they need to be able to ask questions in order to under stand problems and work them out. Plus, being away from school means you can't talk to friends in person which is always a good thing. I mean human interaction right?, everybody needs it.
i dont think they should not take away our phones and t.v.
Traditional! Why? Because i wouldn't have as many friends as i do without real school. And me and other students in my class get headaches from staring at a computar screen. Without interaction with teachers most of these posts wouldn't be here because kids watch CNN Student News with their friends and teachers! Keep it traditional;-)
I think traditional schools are better because you get more social time with friends. Virtual schools do help you not get bullied.
I pick virtual school because I like to be on the computer and I think you might learn more because your at home and you learn more at home in a week than you do at school and you would be at home more so maybe you would learn more?
The way humans learn is through language, perception, reason, and emotion, and virtual schools take out the emotional connection between students and teachers and their peers. It takes out the responsibility taught by having to get yourself to school on time and decreases social interaction, two vital concepts in any workplace. Overall, I think virtual schools hurt students, even though it would be nice to not have to get up before the sun every morning.
Even though the purpose of academic education is reached in virtual schools, I believe that students are not learning as much things compared to those who went to traditional schools. Being able to interact directly with other people is a skill that can only be learned from the experiences that we gain at traditional schools. By knowing peers directly, we can develop personal relationship which we cannot feel through the computer. I believe traditional schools are more effective in preparing students for their future.
We do not only study in the school, but have a chance to build up one's sociality.
I think a traditional school would be better because on a virtual school you are just wasting away in front off that computer screen socially, while possibly cheating without a teacher seeing.
in traditional school you interact with other people and if you do not get the direction you can ask the teacher.
Virtual Schools and Traditional Schools have their pros and cons. Virtual school would be easier because you wouldn't have to leave your home but you don't get much social interaction. Traditional School is great because you see your friends and if you were confused on a certain subject taught you can ask your teacher to explain. Traditional school can be bad because everyday kids are bullied and sometimes all students do at school is talk with friends and not listen to the lesson.
I think that traditional is better because you can interact with others. You can meet new people. Students can interact while learning with others near and next to them. And a teacher can help you when you get stuck on a problem/subject
I would have to choose Toroditional School because you get the oppurtuntity to interact with other students and acually get the concept form the teacher.
Schol is something that everyone hates... But You get to go and see your friends and along with that you get to get the educatin that you need. Sure, Virtual School maybe a good idea, but its just not the same.
I, personally, have done virtual schooling and it is very helpful. You can set your own schedule and take the classes you want. However, virtual schooling isn't the best when it comes to friendship. Unless you live close to them, you can't really see them to much.
The virtual school is a bad idea. The virtual school won't give the students, like me, social skills that we need to live. Also, it won't help us learn as well as our traditional schools do.
It would be nice to stay at home and be on the computer all day but I would miss being around my friends and teachers to much after a while the computer gets kind of boring
In my opinion, virtual school is by far the best option. One, you don't have to worry that you can't afford any name brand clothing. You can just wear whatever you want and nobody would care. Second, you don't have to ever worry that people will make fun of you. It is also a good idea if you are a fast learner or if you a more slower learner. You can go at your own pace and don't have to be concerned that you are falling behind or if you get bored, you can go ahead. Lastly, there are no distractions with virtual school. Overall, virtual school beats traditional school with room to spare.
i think that vitual school would be better on kids because there would not be any peer preuser on any one
Personally, I think it should a choice to whom ever is considering it. Traditional school is great, my whole school experience (I’m now a Senior) I’ve gone to traditional school. Being able to interact with fellow students and teachers is always a plus. In traditional school kids are more involved in social interaction, whether that be just talking to friends or taking part in an extra-curricular activity. Sometimes though, online school is the better option. If a kid was being bullied to no end and the parent felt like online school was a better option, then more power to them. Also, convenience is a major thing; maybe a kid is going to traditional school but needing to take an online class at their pace, it’s whatever works best in the long run.
I would prefer traditional school because I don’t think I could stay home every day by myself and only talk to the teacher. Everyone likes to see their friends that’s just about the only thing some people look forward to doing at school. That’s where we become social and make friends. If we worked through a computer all through school we might have trouble making friends especially for the kids who take longer to meet people. But may not be so bad for the very outgoing kids. Maybe it would also improve grades because the one on one help.
I think traditinol scools are beter because you get a beter edication and you get to see friends!
Virtual schools are good and bad idea. It would allow the students to take the classes at their own pace on their own time. If they were having some trouble on a certain subject, they could work a little longer to try and understand it. However, there are also some downfalls of a virtual school. Students would not be able to interact with the teacher or other students in their classes. If they need help, they would have to figure it out on their own instead of getting help from the teacher. It depends on what suits you best and where you want to go.
I would like to do the schooling both ways, if I had the choice we would still have choir and sports together but we wouldn’t have to come to classes like English and Government. I would like it that way better so that you can work at your own pace and not have kids make fun of you because you’re as smart, or that you don’t get something. With doing it that way you still lose out on experiences and the help that you could need. It would be good for some kids and other kids it would be an easier way to not get an education.
I would say traditional school you would learn better and can hang out with friends and have some fun...But on virtual you won't get bullied.
Going to school virtually may solve the issue of bullying at school, but there is also a thing called cyber bullying. So technically they will not be stopping bullying. Kids need to go to school in person it helps them develop friendships and relationships with other people at school. A kid can’t lift weights or go out and play sports during P.E. over the internet. I absolutely do not agree with going to school virtually. In my opinion I think it is a joke. Kids need to and should go to a school where they are having direct contact with other students and teachers.
I would rather go to a virtual school because there would be no specific time you need to get up to go to school as long as you got on each day. I would also benefit because slower students wouldn't be holding me back.
School online seems like a horrible idea to me! I feel like it would shelter kids at home and they wouldn't be able to get out as much. They would not have problems like getting locked out of their locker or being late for class. But i think all of these problems are good life lessons. Personally i would never want to go to school online. I didn't even know you could until i read this article and i am totally against it.
virtual school would be beneficial because kids would be able to have information when ever you need it and kids would be able to learn at there own rates
i think online school would be esier than traditional school, i would like traditional school better though
Virtual schools could be better becuase of sickness, there would be no spreading of germs. A con about virtual schools could be no socialising, something that will be hard to learn when you grow up.
I think that online schools is way better because bullying at school should be stoped and no sick days so you would never miss school.
I think online school is better because bullying at school could be stoped. No sick days so you would never miss out on school.Also no long bus rides
Anna – I like traditional school because we can do more things.
Danielle – I like traditional school because we can do a lot of activity with our friends, and virtual school, good computer students can do hacking.
Bible – I like traditional school because save time.
Paul – I like traditional school because we can focus more.
Peter – I like traditional because there is no temptation about computer games.
Sharon – I like virtual school more that traditional school because that is more comfortable.
I would choose tradiotnal school because you would make friends and get better help from the teachers
I think it would be better to be in traditional because that's where you make most of your friends. If you wanted to have virtual and you didn't know what to do if you were stuck on a problem, you wouldn't have anyone to ask for help besides family or online that arn't always right.
I think virtual school is a bad idea. Basically, you wouldn't meet any friends or know how to act in public. It's also a lot easier to learn when someone can sit down and help you.
I think that traditional school would give you a better experience and that virtual school would make you anti-social. Also that i don't think the people from the virtual school would survive as easily in the real world.
I think virtual school is better if gives you a better understanding of the difficult home work teachers give you, its just like another support for that difficult work.
i think virtual school is better because you dont have to worry about being late for school or even getting bullied.
In a virtual school, you do not have the opportunity to get to know other students or teachers.
I think virtual schools are bad for the economy. It causes people to lose thier jobs and then a lot more people would be unemployed! It also allows kids to make friends. I wouldn't have so many friends if it wasn't for school. Where would you get them??
I would rather traditional school because I get to interact with other students, not just my siblings, I also learn social skills which are very useful in the future
I think traditional school is better. With virtual school, you really have no friends, nobody to sit with at lunch, and no excuses for homework, which can let some kids get away with it. Without traditional school, I would have never met my best friend in the world. Besides, with virtual school, there's no sports! And who wants that?
Really immaturity is really coming down to it! Traditional school is better beacause, you can see your friends everyday unlike summer which reverts to traditional school. Also Traditional school have been around since the ABS's ans 123's started. If the creator of school were alive right now and not dust he would be dissapointed that you even came with the topic!
i would not be able to get behind virtual schooling because that is not what the future needs. the future does not need children growing to become anti-social beings where the only thing they are comfortable doing is sitting infront of a computer screen. they need social activity and only real school would help bring that.
i think i would be better going to school because you can meet new people and if you are doing it online then you would be in you home a lot of times.
i think that i would rather have traditional school because i dont really have any friends outside of school. i would like to have a virtual school so that i couldnt have to say "i left my homework in my locker", or "i cant see the board".
my brother used to do virtual school and he had some pro's and con's about it, But he said it was mostly enjoyable.:D
i think online school is better because a lot of things could be improved and stoped like bullying and people getting sick in regular school the number could go down.
i think that all kids should go to regular school because it is the way that kids wont get distracted because if they are at home they could get distracted with what is th their home
I would go with Traditional schools because I would want to meet my teachers in person and meet new friends.
I'm not sure which one I would go for. Its true, traditional school lets you interact with friends, but virtual School is much less stress!
To me virtual school wouldn't be very eduacated and I don't think alot of kids would like it. So I would stick with traditional school because I think people would get a good ecuacation and kids would like it more than virtual school.
I would think traditional school is better becuase you can hang out with friends or make new ones. People need to be responsible so if they forget their homework then they have to deal with the grade. I just think that virtual school is a bad idea
I think we should have traditional school so kids can socialize instead of use a computer
I would want to go to traditional school instead of virtual because most of my friends I made were in school and I would not be able to see them.