Ninety-nine percent of K-12 teachers are facilitating remote instruction. The shift to remote learning has proven to introduce new challenges for both students and educators at all levels. Zoom fatigue, lower engagement (which varies across racial and economic lines), and minimal information retention have created a subpar learning environment that often needs to be supplemented with varying forms of learning outside of the virtual classroom.
One survey found that 67 percent of students’ homework completion rates are worse that before, 75 percent of teachers believe access to technology has been a major obstacle in remote learning, and most teachers are witnessing diminished attendance rates (with some only having 25 percent of their students participate on a daily basis).
Working parents and teachers alike, desperate to find new solutions to the immense challenge that remote learning has brought upon their daily lives, have turned to creative solutions such as micro-schools, tutoring, and most notably, video games to ensure their children are receiving the best education possible.