Students Are Changing Zoom Names To 'Reconnecting...' To Get Them Out Of Questions
Sneaky school kids are changing their Zoom name to 'Reconnecting...' so they never have to answer any questions from the teacher.
Students are creating the fake username to fool staff they are having internet problems - and now they're being outed.
If teachers see the term 'Reconnecting...' - with ellipsis to make it look genuine - they likely assume the pupil's internet is so bad they are unable to answer questions.
The trick has been revealed by Chris Arnold, a DJ and radio presenter, who told the hilarious story in a tweet on Monday (25 January).
Chris, from Bristol, is married to a teacher who told him about what was happening.
My wife is a teacher and apparently one kid has been changing his name to 'Reconnecting' during the Zoom lessons so that he doesn't get asked any questions. Been doing it for weeks. The lad doesn't need to worry about his education, he's already a bona fide genius.
- Chris Arnold (@ChrisArnoldInc) January 25, 2021
His tweet read: "My wife is a teacher and apparently one kid has been changing his name to 'Reconnecting' during the Zoom lessons so that he doesn't get asked any questions. Been doing it for weeks.
"The lad doesn't need to worry about his education, he's already a bona fide genius."
He later added: "Some more info - the lad actually put 'Reconnecting...' with ellipsis to really make it look genuine.
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"And another pupil tried it but misspelt the word so was found out instantly!
"I'm off to call my mum to tell her I've gone viral."
Chris's initial tweet has already amassed more than 100,000 likes on twitter and led to hundreds of comments applauding the clever kid.
Someone: "Problem with geniuses, is that they are fantastically brilliant at one thing and totally useless at everything else," while another added: "As long as he uses his power for good and not evil."
Others have told their own stories of children who are doing anything to avoid school work.
One person tweeted: "My son said some of his friends had set a looped moving image of themselves staring at the computer screen as their profile pic.
"Also lots of kids having private chatrooms to cheat on tests or in case someone gets called on in a lesson and wasn't paying attention."
Someone else said: "Last summer a kid set his profile to a photo of 3/4 of his face staring at the camera with a background of a wall in his room.
"Mandated cameras on, but you couldn't tell if his was on or off - if you're going to do that good of a job being awesome, I'm not going to stop you."
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