How Virtual School Students Can Stay Organized Online | 5 Easy Tips 

 July 27, 2021

By  James Brauer

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Online learning can be a great educational experience for students. However, it can easily become overwhelming. Here are five tips that virtual school students should remember to help stay organized.

1. Keep track of your time.

Staying on task is actually about making sure that you’re using your time wisely and not wasting it by getting distracted. Time tracking apps are helpful for this, as they help you see where your day goes and how much time you spend at a certain website or app. In addition, having a day planner is also very important, as it helps remind you of what assignments need to be done each day and when they need to be completed by.

2. Delete old emails frequently.

When an email has been read and responded to, delete it. Don’t clutter your inbox with old messages that you no longer need; simply delete them when they’re no longer relevant and then archive or delete the entire conversation from your email itself so there’s less to sift through.

3. Avoid social networks on weekends and vacations.

You might not be able to go a single day without checking in somewhere on Facebook or scrolling through TikTok, but try your best to limit your time during the week. And more importantly, just avoid them entirely on weekends and vacations. Setting limits will help you avoid too much distraction and maintain focus on things that matter most to you.

4. Only download the apps that you use on a regular basis.

Scan through all of your downloaded applications and only keep the ones that you use regularly; this will help to clean up some clutter on your phone, plus it’ll be easier for you to find what you need when you need it! Just remember to set aside time once every month or so just in case there’s an app that you think you might want or need later. Use this time to organize any new information as well as move things into folders so everything is easy to access at your fingertips when needed!

5. Use a specific folder for each class or type of activity.

Always use the same folder name as your activities so that you know what everything is and where it is when you need to pull up something in particular; this way, there’s no confusion on how to find information! You can store all files within subfolders for better organization if necessary, just keep track of which parent folders they go into so that you always know exactly where your work is at any given time.

Online learning can be a great educational experience for virtual school students. However, it can easily become overwhelming with the amount of information and distractions available on the internet. These five tips will help you stay organized as an online student so that you never miss a virtual classroom session or forget to turn in your assignments on time!

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James Brauer

James Brauer, an education veteran with a rich 20-year career, merges his diverse experiences in special education, alternative and virtual schooling, and education administration in his incisive blog posts. Now, as a high school teacher imparting knowledge in English, Drama, and Career Communications, he combines his scholarly acumen with real-world insights to delve into the depths of education, business, and personal development. Each piece is a testament to James' unwavering commitment to future-ready skills and his ability to frame complex ideas in an accessible, engaging manner. Join him as he navigates the evolving landscapes of these intersecting fields, always with an eye on the horizon of learning innovation.

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