My name is Lucas Dow and I am a third-year natural science student. A while back, I entered a competition called Utställning Unga Forskare. Third-year students from around Sweden compete with their GYAR for prize money, scholarships and to be a part of the Young National Research Team (Unga Forskningslandslaget). I entered the competition, unknowing of what it really was. To my surprise, I advanced to the semi-finals in Södertälje. At the semi-final, students displayed their research on posters and with real-life demonstrations. A jury was responsible for picking the most impressive projects
IEGS shifted to distance learning, following the recommendations issued by Folkhälsomyndigheten, on March 18th, 2020. In doing so IEGS, like many of Sweden's high schools (gymnasium), komvux and universities, left a historical mark in Swedish education, where we are able to conduct almost all teaching and learning activities online. IEGS continues to strive to provide learning opportunities for our students and to keep the routines for both students and our teachers as normal in this unusual time of the Covid-19 pandemic. I am impressed with how quickly everyone has adapted to their new
IEGS moved to distance learning following the recommendations from Folkhälsomyndigheten on March 18th, 2020. This means that our students are now studying from home, following their normal schedule with their teachers.
Distance learning is a new experience for us all. We are committed to supporting and guiding our students so they are able to achieve their potential, whatever their situation. However, it is the students’ responsibility to continue learning and to keep using the opportunities made available to them.
The shift to distance learning at IEGS has been a smooth transition
It is not at all new, reading books online. 1999, when I did my GYAR project, the new thing was the Palm Pilot, a portable screen that almost looked like what a smartphone looks like now. The talk around town was that this was the new way to read books. My idea was to let friends write stories for a webpage from where you then could download the stories to your Palm Pilot. The project was not a success, since the Palm Pilot was too expensive for anyone I knew to buy.
Fast forward many years, digital reading has exploded. Nowadays almost everyone has a device which you can use to read books
When you are studying from home and get stuck with a tricky math problem or just don’t understand that specific physics assignment, you can get online and try one of the study help initiatives that are available now.
- Gratis mattehjälp online
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2729237393970682// (Free math help online) is an initiative started by two KTH students. If you have a math problem you can get help from students at universities in Sweden.
- Red Cross Study Help
http://www.xn--lxhjlponline-gcbd.se/ Here you can get help with any subject.