Good evening, Persephoneers! I hope that Monday has treated you well. School is starting all over this week, at least in places where school starts before Labor Day. This year, many high school students (and in lower grades) will be returning to the classroom toting iPads.
Several schools in my area have done away with text books altogether and have issued students iPads, instead. Because I am a dinosaur, I find it very Jetson-esque. Here’s my question – what kind of technology did you use in school?
In elementary school, we had a couple of Apple IIEs, on which we played Lemonade Stand and Oregon Trail while waiting for the bus. That’s all we used them for, as far as I can remember.
In high school, we had PCs with big ole floppy disk drives. My senior year, I was editor of the yearbook and I produced the yearbook on a beloved Mac+. It was the first year the book was produced by doing the layouts on the computer rather than on big pieces of paper. Innovative, eh?
So tell me – where was technology when you were in school?