Kids today probably have a completely different school experience as things become more high-tech. Heavy hardbound books? Their tablets can carry volumes of e-books, and the gadget's way lighter. Research paper? They'll just whip out their phone and input what they need through voice command—"Hello, Google." Group work? They have online messaging for that.
We didn't have it that easy but it's definitely a lot more memorable and fun. With the opening of the new school year, we round up things we used to do in school for a quick throwback session.
Writing on Manila paper for a group report
We didn't have the luxury of a Powerpoint or Prezi template but we came up with all sorts of gimmicks with cartolinas and Manila paper. We used colored pens and lettering just to make our reports less boring. We also learned how to write without the blue-red-blue lines by folding and following the creases.
Naming the different parts of a floppy disk
At the start of the school year, our computer teacher asked us to bring one eight-inch floppy disk and one 3.5-inch floppy disk (a.k.a. micro diskette or micro floppy). The diskette’s storage space ranged from 1.2 to 1.88 megabytes. Now, we have the two-terrabyte portable drive and it's still not enough to carry our movies.
Showing off your multi-layered, pop-out pencil case
It had a compartment for your eraser, another for your paper clips, holders for your pencils, and even a built-in sharpener. The more buttons, the better. Big plus if the design was your favorite cartoon character.
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Leafing through the card catalog at the library
If you needed a book, you had to check the card catalog drawers first, then check the call number, and then look for its assigned shelf. Better if you memorized the Dewey Decimal System.
Using the overhead projector as your mirror
Remember that projector your teachers used with an acetate (or plastic cover)? Well, during lunch break it served as a mirror for all your kikay needs.
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