Multinational technology company, Google has highlighted five ways technology could ease the stress students, teachers and parents go through in the rush of getting back to school.
in a statement on Monday, Google Communication Officer Mr Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, said that tools such as beat traffic with a map, setting a reminder with an assistant, complete homework with the search among others were tools that could ease the back-to-school rush.
In the breakdown, the tech firm said setting reminders is a smart way to remember all the things that are important for school, from lunches to school events.
On how this could be done using google applications, it says, “You can easily create reminders with the help of Google Assistant. Using your mobile device or phone, simply say, “Hey Google, set a reminder”, or “Hey Google, remind me to dry clean my children’s uniform at noon tomorrow.” Google Assistant will go on to set a reminder and send you a notification when it is close to the time”
The firm said by using Google Maps, parents, students and staff could beat the rush to be at school by getting real-time information about traffic jams and delays, helping them to plan better routes for school runs.
“Parents preparing to take their children to school every morning can make use of Google Maps to check for alternative routes and the Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) to ensure they get to school before the bell rings,” according to Google statement.
On how to help kids complete homework with Search, the firm recommends that a quick search on Google can help find solutions to difficult questions. It however, noted that parents should allow their children to generate the answers to their homework questions before searching Google for the answer.
The firm has also recommended a variety of educational videos for children that can help parents tutor children who wish to learn more beyond their school work, while also highlighting that there are family links that could help children develop healthy online habits and make sure they are protected from ills such as online predators and cyber bullies.
“When we talk about Back to School, it can be overwhelming for parents to balance their own professional endeavours with the demands of their children’s rigorous education but technology can sometimes help to lighten the load,” Kola-Ogunlade stated
He said that parents, settling back to work after the restful holiday, face multiple tasks such as beating morning traffic to get their children to school on time, making sure that daily school supplies were lined up and ready to use among others.
“One can get real-time information about traffic jams and delays using Google Maps, helping to plan better routes for school runs. YouTube is great for watching explanatory videos that are fun, informative, and educational, that can help parents tutor children who wish to learn more beyond their school work.
“Children today spend more time online than ever before, as such, it is important to help them develop healthy online habits and make sure they are protected from ills such as online predators and cyberbullies,” he said.