Schools Replacing Analog Clocks With Digital

Schools are starting to replace traditional round analog clocks with modern digital ones for a really depressing reason.

By nowproducerdave on April 27, 2018
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Schools are starting to replace the good old fashioned analog clocks with regular clocks because young people can’t tell time. Yes, children these days can’t read a clock, so rather than teaching, we’re enabling. Prepare to sit down to read this story.

This is happening in the U.K. Schools with younger students are discovering that the pupils are having a hard time reading regular clocks. You know, the big hand points to the 3, the little hand points to the 10. What time is it? We can blame a lot of things here, but truly it comes down to modern technology if you think about it. Who wears watches anymore? I mean a lot of us do, myself included, but for the most part, people look at the time on their iPhones or computer screens. You know what else? A lot of people in the world wear a watch as a fashion accessory. I can take a walk through our building here and point out at least 3 people who are wearing watches with dead batteries – they don’t even function! Anyway, I digress.

So simply because of the reason of technology, rather than holding a class on how to tell time, the schools are hanging digital clocks on the wall. “Having a traditional clock in the room could be a cause of unnecessary stress,” an administrator says. Opinion, but if telling time causes stress, how are these kids going to function in the world? When you apply for a job, “telling time” shouldn’t have to be listed in the “job requirements” section. When could you tell time? I remember, I must have been 3 or 4 when I learned and was good at it, but I remember kids in my first grade class struggling to learn from one of those brightly-colored toy clocks the teacher would use to demonstrate with. Nevermind adding roman numerals to the equation.. See the original story here. #SaveAnalogClocks

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