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Comment: Re:reasons (Score 2) 285

by AK Marc (#49779083) Attached to: Why PowerPoint Should Be Banned
You are wrong. Very wrong.

If you are talking to a class of High Schoolers and you want them to remember a fact, you put that fact on a screen, then ignore it.

Example Slide:
Start of the Civil War
Fort Sumter, April 12, 1861

You throw up a slide with the fact you want them to remember, then talk about the causes, the buildup, and form the narrative around that date.

You don't literally read the slide, say something about the slide, then read the slide again. You reinforce the verbal message with a reinforcing visual message. It also helps in that many people learn better visually than aurally, or vice versa. So you use both, with references to each other.

You don't read slides. If you do that, you are doing it wrong.

Comment: Re:Actually, it's closer to Montessori (Score 1) 224

by AK Marc (#49778601) Attached to: Elon Musk Establishes a Grade School
There were zero Montessori schools in my district growing up, one of the largest in the US. There were "gifted" programs, but not Montessori programs. I have no idea how successful the private ones were. They don't work for public schools because the separation into grades is required by federal law.

And if you look at who, it's mainly the Republicans who want a strong central government bossing the states around in the classrooms, NCLB and all that.

Comment: Re:reasons (Score 4, Informative) 285

by AK Marc (#49778487) Attached to: Why PowerPoint Should Be Banned
When teling someone something, you tell them what you are going to tell them, tell them, then tell them what you told them.

With power point, you show them what you are going to tell them, tell them, then show them what you told them.

If you use Power Point for anything other than a high-level outline, or animated graphics that are had to show other ways, then you are doing it wrong, and that's not the fault of Power Point.

Comment: Re:Why not just kill them all? (Score 3, Interesting) 148

by AK Marc (#49771569) Attached to: Sex-Switched Mosquitoes May Help In Fight Against Diseases
No. The pressure on deer is different when the wolves are exterminated. https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

The deer population saw a higher equilibrium, because the human pressures were different. Wolves did a good job of iproving the deer breeding stock. Sick and weak are selectively targeted, when human hunters will deliberately not choose the sick and weak.

So yes, there are differences, and sometimes they end up larger changes that people assume. Wolves move rivers. The bears and humans and such that filled the niche didn't have the same effect.

But mosquitos have no benefits. Kill them all, and I'll not get bit again. And we'll stop malaria and other diseases.

Comment: Re:Yay (Score 1) 69

I don't know - do apps have free reign over the GPS on Android or do you get alerts when they attempt to use it?

They aren't nagware. If you give permission to install, and it requires GPS access, it can turn it on and off without "notification" (though, dependent on phone, there will be an icon in the display that will turn on, but I'm not sure if that's required). "Location services" doesn't turn on the GPS icon unless using GPS, and location services rarely use GPS because of the unreliability and power drain.

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