[K12OSN] Ignorance is bliss..but this is outrageous...
John P. Conlon
jconlon1 at elp.rr.com
Thu Jun 24 00:08:17 UTC 2004
Look at the hardware side of things also. Schools at least in my
district tend to have machines that are old, with smaller amounts of
RAM, small hard drives, and slow processors. Flash needs all of these to
be high during the development process especially for animation.
Just a thought
Quentin Hartman wrote:
>On Wed, 2004-06-23 at 13:30, Huck wrote:
>>I need help in explaining that adhering to a standard and teaching the
>>concepts behind the standard is more important than having flashy
>>moving objects and animations on a website.
>>How would you go about nipping this in the bud given the decision
>Try to explain _why_ this is bad. Since it's in a school, try to relate
>it concepts they do understand. This idea isn't totally fleshed out, but
>I would compare it to math. "Teaching how to use flash without teaching
>the underlying concepts of web design like HTML and CSS etc. is like
>teaching an advanced math class with calulators without teaching how to
>add subtract, multiply, etc on paper or in your head." Something like
>that. The big thing here is making sure that they know why teaching
>advanced tools without having a grounded understanding of the
>foundations for them is bad:
>-Hurts problem solving skills
>-Prevents in depth learning
>-Frustrations from the above discourage furhter learning
>-The students take away few usable applicable skills (ie - I know very
>few people who work solely with flash for a living. They all must also
>know other web design skills...)
>etc... Good Luck!
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