Originally aired by KUTV – August 31, 2020
Online learning is something new for tens of thousands of Utahns, but Maddi Kahl is a pro.
She’s a 10th-grader in Kearns who made the switch nine years ago.
Here’s some of her advice:
- Put away the distractions, like phones and video games.
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help from a teacher, even if they’re not face-to-face.
- Don’t rely too much on search engines to complete assignments.
- Stay on track and don’t procrastinate. Deadlines will creep up on you.
- Keep taking notes. “Even though you’re online doesn’t mean you should stop taking notes,” she said.
Kahl attends Utah Virtual Academy, one of several online-only educational opportunities for Utah students offered above and beyond options at individual school districts.
Kahl and her dad encourage students and parents to be patient, give it a few months as families find a new rhythm.
To learn more about Utah Virtual Academy, visit https://utva.k12.com/