Bill Gates appeared as a guest on the world's largest live interactive class, Code Break, during a lesson, to give students some words of wisdom on how to stay focused and motivated to learn at home during the Covid-19 pandemic.
During the lesson, Bill gate also talked about how computer science can be used to visualize data on Covid-19, and how innovations in computer science are moving medicine forward.
He described Covid-19 as a "war" humanity is fighting against. Also mentioning how it is sparking international collaboration and creating a common goal for humanity to work towards. But for families and students across the globe, the shift in day-to-day life is difficult, especially when it comes to keeping up with school work.
Gates told the students on the call during the Q&A portion of the class that:
"It takes a little more discipline to learn from home. If you get confused, it's a little harder to reach out."
Bill Gate adviced the students to adapt to the new method of learning from home, by following a regular day-to-day routine, especially for students that have to share the computer with family members at home.
"I do think that having a new normal pattern and trying every day to stick to that is pretty helpful," Gates said, adding that, "discipline it pretty important."
He also encouraged the students to use resources available to them to help learn at their own pace, whether it is online courses like Khan Academy or calling a friend who understands the material better.
Sharing your understanding with other students is neccessarry, Gates said. He also told students to take some break outside if they can, so that they don't get overwhelmed
"You still should get outside a little bit if you're allowed to get refreshed so you don't overwhelm yourself,"
Upon all the hardship brought on by the coronavirus, Gates talked about optimistic he is about the global unity that could come from the battle against the Coronavirus.
This is what Bill Gates said about the world's response to the pandemic.
"We have seen great international collaboration, There's a big triumph that will come here based on the scientists of the world working together."