Peer-To-Peer Website Brainly Seeks To Connect Students
Aug 25, 2020, 8:26 AM | Updated: 9:01 am
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Back-to-school plans this year, whether for elementary, high school or even college, have a lot to do with keeping students separated – from the classroom to the cafeteria.
However, Brainly.com is trying to bring students back to together for an educational experience that’s closer to what they’re used to.
“It solidifies a social component of it, and it gets the kids back to having more of a classroom setting, or, really, a study group session is what really the feel is,” said Brainly.com’s Patrick Quinn.
He said that while it’s still in the virtual realm, the site brings peer-to-peer counseling back into the equation. The site is structured so students are learning from other students instead of relying on parents to try and figure things out.
It’s a free service that’s used by millions of students in 35 countries. Topics range from math and history to SAT and AP courses to foreign languages.
Quinn also offered some advice for the back-to-school season.
Parents and students need to mentally prepare themselves for a different kind of year, he said.
Parents should tell their children to get ready for disappointments. They won’t have gym class or assemblies like they’re used to, but there are still plenty of things to get excited about.
He advised families to set up an education command center at home to organize the home, make wearing masks fun, and set a good sleep routine into place.