Virtual classes and online learning have been cast into the spotlight due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of being an option, they’ve become the norm. But, for many people, this is the first time they or their kids have tried online classes of any kind. At MakerKids, we’ve made virtual classes for kids’ online coding, robotics, and Minecraft. As they try these classes, they soon discover that some of the things they once thought about online classes are untrue. Let’s take a look at four myths about kids’ online coding and other classes.
Online Classes are Always Large
This is not always the case. Some places that offer classes may allow many people in since the class is online. But, at MakerKids, our online classes are capped so that there is a mentor to maker ratio of 8:1. This is to assure that kids get enough individual attention. While students are encouraged to work independently, they often have to ask questions that need to be answered promptly. Having a smaller number of classes allows this to happen.
Kids Don’t Learn Online
This is also not true. Kids still learn the fundamentals of each area as well as new skills to expand their knowledge. As long as kids apply themselves as they would during in-person classes, there is plenty of potential for them to learn plenty during a kids’ online coding class or any type of online class.
Kids Have to Know Something About the Topic to Get Started
While it always helps to have a little knowledge about a certain topic before taking any type of class, the whole point of taking a class is to learn new things. As many of us are spending more time at home, this is a great time to get kids involved in a variety of different ideas. Whether it’s kids’ online coding, robotics, Minecraft, or something else, now is a great time to dive into the world of online learning.
There is No Opportunity to Meet New People
Kids can still meet other kids although they are not seeing them in-person. They can see and talk to them online. They can still bounce ideas off of each other and learn from one another. Some may even form friendships that can last after the online classes are over.
Try an Online Class with MakerKids
At MakerKids, we know the benefits of online classes. That’s why we’ve turned our kids’ online coding, robotics, and Minecraft classes to an online format. This allows kids to continue to learn more about these topics or try it for the first time. Whichever category your child falls under, we’ve got your covered. Check out what we have to offer online and let us introduce you to the world of online learning.