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    School things


    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.


    manila paper


    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.



    floppy disk


    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.




    pencil case


    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.



    card catalog



    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.


    Photos from hcdc-eductech.blogspot.com, dcgpac.blogspot.com, etsy.com, officedepot.com, hailkawaii.blogspot.com, garrettspecialties.com, news.iheart.com, oaklanddiscovery.blogspot.com, and recyclethis.co.uk

    This story originally appeared on Spot.ph.

    * Minor edits have been made by the Smartparenting.com.ph editors.


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