My parents are both teachers, and they have been my entire life.

My dad’s not into technology, but as he teaches P.E., that’s not a huge part of his job. My mom keeps up a little better, but was definitely on the struggle bus this year when she found herself trying to conduct classes over video for the first time. I bought her a microphone with a mute button, tried to give her a few tips, and said that on the bright side, a whole bunch of people would be learning some new skills this year out of necessity.

But it’s not just the older generations that are having trouble navigating this – kids are having plenty of hilarious problems of their own.

Like these twelve examples:

12. A baby penguin

Ok but like…why are you doing that right now?

@kelseyxzl

For personal reasons I’ll be passing away🥰😔✨ #fyp #foryou #zoom #onlineclass2020 #babypinguin

♬ The Wonder Pets! – Wonder Pets

11. Volume down

At what point do you realize the problem is on your end?

@yaboidylannn

this actually happened i can’t lmao #fyp #firstdayofschool #onlineschool #Spooktember

♬ original sound – dyl

10. A practice one

Oh. Oh buddy. No no no no no no.

@edtokyo

Anxiety level %148582 #fyp #parati #Stitch #comedy #zoom #school #foryou

♬ original sound – EdTokyo

9. Step to the beat

Pretty clearly staged but wholesome nonetheless.

@samuelgrubbs

Our WHOLE Zoom class pranked our teacher 😂😂 (she was so confused!!) #foryou #foryoupage #fyp #tiktok #viral #funny #trend #trending #funny #lol

♬ M to the B – Millie B

8. She’s sleeping

They’re getting younger every year.

@melissa.saldana

he had his camera off so we couldn’t sEe him sleeping :,( #fyp #zoomuniversity #zoom #college

♬ iTs mE kALEB – Melissa Saldana🧚‍♀️✨

7. Removal services

Benjamin, we need to hear your story.

@zoomnappers

“Benjamin has been removed” #zoom

♬ original sound – ZoomNappers

6. Acting out

As someone who has worked in the theatre industry for years, yup.

@graingerlee

In case you were wondering what it’s like to live with an acting professor during online classes …. #fyp #theatre #zoomclass

♬ original sound – Grainger Lee Russell

5. Your walk out song

A video within a video.

@ginvitali

Yes I submitted the video, and yes, the professor responded to it.

♬ original sound – Gianna

4. Wii are hilarious

Wait how did you even do that?

@iraszhid

we changed our screens to the OG bowling game 😅 #fyp #foryou #viral #prank #zoom #wii

♬ original sound – rashid

3. About to pop

Well, that was predictable.

@lyss456

“How’s online nursing school?” Me: #fyp #nursingstudent #nurselife #zoomuniversity #whosnext

♬ original sound – alyssa

2. Because I’m me

When you watch everybody watch you watch somebody.

@allie.novi

the most EMBARRASSING thing that has EVER happened to me😫😩😭 #OnlineSchool #zoomuniversity #collegedropout #fyp

♬ original sound – 🍭

1. Test failed

The true test was one of focus.

@kyuhhgetintoitt

but like how on earth did i forget😭 #fyp #foryou #WaitForTheGreats #ShredWithBillAndTed #classtest

♬ original sound – kyah

Of all the weirdness 2020 has brought us, I’m guessing more kids have said “I miss being in a classroom” than ever before in history.

Have you had zoom struggles this year?

Tell us about them in the comments.

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