Students Can’t Tell Time, Get Digital Clocks In Class

Since students are struggling to tell time, rather than teaching it, schools are replacing analog clocks with digital ones.

By DAVID 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 student anxiety, 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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