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Re: Mechanical Universe & REM Sleep

That is the point I was attempting to make. Taken in its entirety and
used frequently will have an adverse affect upon the students (yawn!). I
have observed it directly. Anyway, I could never give up so much of my
precious classtime to a video lesson. Unless properly instructed, these
programs are compiled in such a way that they could be easily considered
as lessons in a ROM.

On Mon, 1 Apr 1996, Tom Russ wrote:

I have used short segments of the Mechanical Universe Programs, providing my
own discussion and asking for interaction from the students. I have found
many of the animation sequences and some of the historical bits useful, but
_never_ have I shown an entire program to a class. It works well as an
animated chalkboard and 45 second to two-minute supplements with frequent
use of the fast-forward, rewind, and pause buttons. Programmable remote
controls are really helpful in using these videos this way.

Tom K. McCarthy