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Comment: Re:Different markets... (Score 1) 458

by ClaraBow (#48946253) Attached to: How, and Why, Apple Overtook Microsoft

Microsoft sell to people who want to use computers without learning how they work.

What? Isn't it the opposite? Apple Sells Computers to people who just want to do work and not spend hours figuring out how to use the OS. Example, I have spent countless hours showing people how to do the simplest of things on Windows 8.0 / 8.1.

Comment: Re:Japan: and the $0.02 market analysis. (Score 4, Informative) 458

by ClaraBow (#48946213) Attached to: How, and Why, Apple Overtook Microsoft

Apple's market share is dwarfed by Android's, but Apple's profitability makes the Android people look like peasants.

One major reason for this is that the Android market is inundated with very low-end Android phones. These phones are often underpowered and have very little storage. I work at a large public school corporation and have kids come to me asking for help on installing apps on their phones or asking why they can't load music or download games. The hardware just doesn't support it, which limits the app and content Android market.

Comment: Re:It is ludicrous (Score 2) 161

by ClaraBow (#48679407) Attached to: Boston Elementary, Middle Schools To Get a Longer Day
You are spot on! Many teachers are burnt out. The No Child Left Behind regulations have created an educational system that only care about scoring well on high-stakes, standardized tests. Curricula across the country has become more and more homogeneous and creativity has been sucked out of our public educational system. Teachers and schools are being held accountable based on these high-stakes tests. Schools now focus on teaching to the test and get passing scores so they can get regulators "off their backs." What's happening to our educational system is very sad -- it has become highly politicized and polarized. It isn't fun anymore for teacher and students. They are both victims of a system gone amuck!

Comment: It is ludicrous (Score 3, Insightful) 161

by ClaraBow (#48679327) Attached to: Boston Elementary, Middle Schools To Get a Longer Day
It is ludicrous to make the assertion that adding 40 minutes of time to the school day will magically add a month more of learning. The mentally that more time in school equals more learning is very flawed. We have setup our school like little prisons with strict rules and rigid schedules. Real learning doesn't take place while students are sitting at their desk listening to a teacher droning on an on. Real learning takes place when kids are actively engaged. They should invest their money on creating an alternative, project based educational program.

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