Who said school isn’t fun? Quarantined students share hilarious updates from their online classes – from classmates doing face masks to teachers bringing their PETS into lessons
- Schools across the US have closed for the foreseeable future
- While some parents homeschool, many teacher and college professors are running online classes with platforms like Zoom
- The platforms allow the whole class to chat and join via video
- Students are behaving strangely in the informal setting, doing things they’d never do in a classroom
- Some teachers are embracing the strange times and having fun, like by introducing their pets to the class
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As schools across the US close for the foreseeable future in light of the coronavirus pandemic, many classes are moving online, with K-12 teachers and college professors inviting their students to use online video conferencing technology like Zoom to join lessons.
But if real-life classrooms have rules and structure, much of that is going out the window as students learn from home.
With children, teens, and their educators meeting virtually, there are many students turning up to ‘class’ in pajamas or other unusual outfits, while things they’d normally never do in a classroom setting are becoming the norm — like wearing face masks, brushing teeth, and eating food.
In other cases, teachers are embracing the informal setting, bringing their pets on screen and cracking jokes to lighten the mood.
Dozens have been sharing their funny class outtakes on social media ad people try to make the best of these uncertain times.
Wild times: Students are sharing the funny things happening in their online classes since schools across the country closed
Hey there! A lot of teachers and professors have introduced their classes to their pets
Awkward! Some students don’t seem to realize that the chat features on these online class platforms are available to the professors, too
Drink up! Lots of older students — like these in law school — are drinking, and in some cases, the professors are joining them
That’s the spirit! Some are picking funny backgrounds on Zoom — with teachers joining in the fun
Not so bright: One UVA professor didn’t know students could do that, and mistook one student’s background for the real thing
Self-care: Several students are using the opportunity to do face masks and other grooming
Joke’s on them! One physics student tricked their professor to shut herself out of the class
Making it fun! Pets are making lots of appearances in the early days of online classes
Informal setting: Some students thought it was funny when their teacher read an unfortunate typo out loud
Go on mute! Some people are still getting used to the technology
Home life: Taking classes at home turns up some unusual obstacles