The detrimental effect of the COVID19 pandemic is yet to over. The second wave of this pandemic is about to rise around the world. In the meantime, the government has decided to keep the educational institutes closed until the situation improves. But should the process of education remain closed? Homeschooling can be a safer and pragmatic solution to keep the children active and enlightened during the pandemic days. Though homeschooling can’t compete with academic education, following some effective ways you can make it work. Read this article to know some valuable homeschooling tricks for parents during the coronavirus pandemic.
With a vision of utilizing the quarantine period properly in teaching your child at home, you need to prepare a plan about how far you want your child to go. Prepare an outline for education goals for your child depending on its age and current level of learning. Then align a day-to-day curriculum for your kid to achieve the expected learning outcomes.
You can prepare separate objectives for different subjects considering the areas where the kid needs more attention. It would be the best idea, to share the designated learning goals with your kid. As every child is different, they have different concerns regarding learning. If your kid is a little grown-up, you can create the homeschooling education plan together to make it more effective.
By virtue of technological advancement, the homeschooling process has become versatile. At present diverse local and international platforms are providing huge online resourceful targeting the process of homeschooling. Navigating to these websites, you can access creative study materials compliant with the curriculum of your child.
For providing online education to the Bangladeshi students, Sangsad Television runs the program ‘Amar Ghore Amar School’. Students can participate in their online classes free of cost. To get the updated routine for students of class one to ten, check out the following link http://dshe.gov.bd/.
JAAGO Foundation has started a praise-worthy initiate ‘Ghore Boshei Shikkha’ to encourage online education for pupils all over the country. This program is designed with free digital classes for students up to class-five. The latest routines for classes one to five are available at https://jaago.com.bd/DigitalClass.
Besides these, diverse international sites are offering enormous online resources that can help your kid’s homeschooling process. Navigating to these online knowledge-sharing platforms you can also learn about some useful homeschooling tricks for parents during the COVID19 pandemic.
Your kid can play at any place or corner of the home. But for regular study purposes there must be a designated place, like a study room, reading table, or study corner, etc. Give some effort to prepare a place where your child can find interest to sit and study with patience. Here comes the necessity of a learning environment. If the learning space is noisy or untidy, the kid may not pay attention to study. Therefore, it is behooved upon the parents to designate a neat learning space assured with a peaceful environment.
Kids can do better when their life is organized by a daily routine. The journey of homeschooling would be much easier if you can prepare an effective schedule depending on how much time you can give to teach your child. Like the class routine, you can assign different days for different subjects and reserve some time for playing, eating, and sleeping amidst learning hours. Using color pencils, sign pens, or markers, you can make the routine look attractive for your child. However, if you have multiple children, make special learning schedules for each kid.
It is a good idea to keep a connection with the parents of your child’s classmates. Sharing your problems with other parents can not only assist you in solving your problems but also help those parents too. Furthermore, while sharing experiences you can learn about some helpful ways or online resources that can make your kid’s homeschooling process more successful. Such collaboration can encourage both you and your kid in running the homeschooling battle with greater enthusiasm and creativity.
The proverb goes ‘all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’. During the pandemic situation, you may not allow the kid to play outside. But you can find some innovative ways that can both assist the learning process and provide fun to your kid. Knowing the specific area of interest of your kid, you can plan a passion project like writing an essay, solving analytical problems, doing science projects, spelling contest, etc.
If your kid can reach its weekly or monthly study goals, don’t forget to celebrate this success. Reward the kid with its favorite dish, comic book, or virtual game. These little incentives would encourage the child to continue the learning process with more excitement.
So far we have discussed some homeschooling tricks for parents. However, these tips and tricks may not work equally for every kid. Depending on the specific nature, persona, and age level of your kid, you can customize and invent ways to make the learning process effectual and fun for the child. Happy Learning!
The activity of viral infection and replication will still persist in the gut of COVID-19 patients after recovery, even if they did not have gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, a new study claims.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong made the results of the study public on Monday, saying that researchers from the university's Faculty of Medicine investigated the stool samples of 15 coronavirus patients, aged between 20 and 65, in Hong Kong between February and April.
It showed that there was active gut viral infection in seven patients even in the absence of GI symptoms, reports Xinhua.
Three patients continued to display active viral infection up to six days after clearance of the virus from their respiratory samples.
Researchers found that gut microbiota of patients with high SARS-CoV-2 infectivity were characterised by enrichment of pathogens and loss of "good" bacteria that are capable of producing short-chain fatty acid.
"Active and prolonged viral activity in the gut of COVID-19 patients, even in the absence of GI manifestations and after recovery, highlights the importance of long-term coronavirus and health surveillance and the threat of potential faecal-oral viral transmissions," said Siew Chien Ng, associate director of the Center for Gut Microbiota Research at the university.
Therapeutics approaches including limiting gut viral activity and modulating gut microbiome composition and functionality should be explored, she added.
The study result was published in the international medical journal GUT.
Meanwhile, the global COVID-19 death toll is approaching 900,000. The latest tally from Johns Hopkins University shows the death count at 891,240 on Tuesday.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases was 27,254,716.
More than 18.24 million people have recovered from the virus infection, according to the latest tally from JHU.
Coronavirus mutation rate in Bangladesh is faster than the global average and virus is changing rapidly, according to a study by Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR).
It found the coronavirus mutation rate in the world at 7.23 percent, while the rate in Bangladesh is 12.6 percent.
This information was given by a research team of the Genomic Research Laboratory of BCSIR. The observation was made at a press conference on Sunday morning.
The study result was based on data of 263 cases of genome sequencing. The samples were collected between May 7 and July 31.
After genome sequencing of the samples, researchers published them in the international database Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data (GISAID).
Analysing the data, researchers found that among the proteins of the coronavirus, there is a spike in protein through which the virus attacks the carrier.
They noticed that glycine was converted to aspartic acid at the 614th position in the spike protein. The 'G614' variant has dominated in 100 percent of the cases.
The dominance of the G614 variant is largely responsible for virus transmission in the country, according to the study.
Analysis of 263 SARS-CoV-2 genomes revealed that mutations occur at a total of 737 points, including 356 non-synonymous amino acid substitutions.
In a study of the genes of these 263 viruses, scientists found that the coronavirus of the country underwent mutations at 736 points in the genomic stage.
The rate of mutation in the SARS-CoV-2 virus obtained so far is 24.64 nucleotides per year.
Of the 103 nucleotide mutations in the spike protein gene, 53 non-synonymous amino acid substitutions occur, 5 of which are unique, not found anywhere else in the world.
Repetition of four mutations can be observed in 100 percent of the collected samples.
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The results of this study have already been published in print form, and a number of research papers will soon be published in international journals.
This research report has been sent to about 50 Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers around the world, including Sinovac Research and Development Co Ltd, China, Moderna, USA, The University of Oxford, UK which will help the vaccine manufacturers to produce vaccines suitable for the infected Covid-19 in Bangladesh and BCSIR will be proud to be its partner.
Coronavirus Situation in Bangladesh
The number of global Covid-19 cases surpassed 27 million as of Monday morning, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University.
Besides, the death counts have reached 882,053.
With the inclusion of 1,592 new Covid-19 patients, the total number of infections in the country rose to 325,157 against 16,29,312 tests until Sunday.
Since March 18, 4,479 have died in the country. The fatality rate in Bangladesh has increased to 1.38 percent.
Recovery rate in Bangladesh from the disease saw an exponential growth of 68.05 percent on Sunday as 3,423 patients have recovered in a day taking the total number of recovery to 221,275.
Saied Muhammad Zareef Saleh, who is only 13-years-old, has become the youngest jury member of the International Art Contest ‘The Future We Want’.
Perception Change Project of UN Geneva on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations organised the programme, said a press release issued on Sunday.
US citizens or lawfully permanent residents from 44 countries participated (youth 13-15 years) the programme.
In the first step of the competition, the artworks received 17,000 online votes and finally the 3 winners were selected by the jury.
Director General Tatiana Valovaya of the United Nations office at Geneva appreciated Zareef on 27th August 2020.
Zareef is the child of Deputy Commissioner (Headquarters) of Barisal Metropolitan Police ARM Saleh and engineer Nishat couple.
Earlier, Saied Muhammad Zareef Saleh became winner of several national and international art contests including Kids4HumanRights of UN Drawing Contest.
Doctors at a hospital in Spain observed that even a short spell at the beach seems to improve a coronavirus patients' well-being.
The medical team now wants to take the anecdotal evidence further, and see whether such outdoor trips can help in the mid- and long-term recovery of COVID-19 patients, reports AP.
After nearly two months of being sedated and connected to IV lines in a hospital's intensive care unit, one Francisco Espana took a moment to fill his ailing lungs with fresh air at a Barcelona beachfront.
Lying on a hospital bed at the beach promenade and surrounded by a doctor and three nurses who constantly monitored his vital signs, Espana briefly closed his eyes and absorbed as much sunshine as possible.
"It's one of the best days I remember," he said.
A medical team at the Hospital del Mar — the Hospital of the Seas — is seeing if short trips to the beach just across the street can help COVID-19 patients after long and sometimes traumatic ICU stays.
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