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Old 09-10-2019, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Poor young things.....they are really going to suffer when they get older.


That is, I've had to switch back to analog dive watches because with my bifocal corrective dive mask, I can't read my digital instrumentation easily. There is a trick or two I use on my dive computers, but often, I just use my analog gauges, watch, and calculations.
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Old 09-10-2019, 04:15 PM
 
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I guess the following watch would send them to their safe space or cry closet?


https://www.botta-design.de/en/one-hand-watch/


Single hand watch.....
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Old 09-10-2019, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I just have to ask, why is it up to the schools to teach kids the basics in life? Telling time, simple counting, ABC's, and scrambling an egg is something that the parents could be teaching their kids.
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Old 09-10-2019, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Analog is easier because it's like looking at a picture. You don't even need the numbers because you can tell by the shape the clock hands make. It's so basic and intuitive. Before clocks there were sundials...the basic idea goes back well, nearly to the beginning of Time, lol.

Take five minutes and teach the poor dears how to read a clock. It's not that hard.
Not to mention the analog clock is also a very useful tool in teaching fractions, decimals and percentages.
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Old 09-10-2019, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Schools are also stop teaching cursive. Well maybe in the future we are going to need cursive translators?
That's what I am worried about. Many of our constitutional documents are written in cursive, and I can totally see the government out right lying what the actual documents say, and might make up stuff, and the kids won't know any better.
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Old 09-10-2019, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Clyde Hill, WA
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I think there's a place for both analog and digital. Analog is gauges are quicker to pick up for the human eye. Digital can provide better precision. It would be dumb not to keep both as an option.
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Old 09-10-2019, 07:14 PM
 
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Reading maps is another skill being lost. Replaced by smart phones and GPS.
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Old 09-10-2019, 07:16 PM
 
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Kids can’t read analog clocks? Surely we’re doomed.
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Old 09-10-2019, 08:57 PM
 
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People have been using analog clocks for almost as long as they have been telling time. However, with the abundance of modern technology, the younger generations are finding it difficult to tell the time using the hands of the clock.

In the UK, the home of the worldís most famous clock, Big Ben, many educators are phasing out analog clocks in favor of digital ones. Students taking the GCSE and A-level exams were complaining that they couldnít read the time. In order to make everything ďas easy and straightforward as possible,Ē they are making the switch to digital time reading.

Stephanie Keenan works at Ruislip High School in northwest London and is the Head of English. Her school has installed digital clocks in the exam hall.

Teachers have started ďremoving analog clocks from examination halls because teenagers are unable to tell the time [1].Ē While many classrooms will still have analog clocks, during scholastic aptitude examinations digital clocks are favored. Students are under strict time constraints during these tests, and teachers believe that using digital clocks in favor of analog clocks help students.


https://evolve.shared.com/schools-ar...box=1567782909

Not sure how I feel about this there are going to be times in their life where they under a deadline, Coddling them now isnít going to help them down the road.


How is this coddling them. Who has analog clocks these days? They are becoming antiques. And shouldn't parents teach them that?
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Old 09-10-2019, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Rutherfordton,NC
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How is this coddling them. Who has analog clocks these days? They are becoming antiques. And shouldn't parents teach them that?
Parents coddle schools are supposed to teach..




Maybe this is what some call progress I donít know it sounds lazy to me then again Iím old.
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