the classroom as technology time capsule

My son came home today with a book that was accompanied by a cassette… a cassette… a what? What’s the matter? Were they out of eight-tracks? Are they going to send home a 5 1/4" floppy disk next? Unfortunately, we’re just going to have to wait for the next wandering minstrel to come by with his lute and play us a version of whatever is on the cassette because I don’t have a tape player anymore. I don’t think I’ve had a "tape deck" for more than a decade, and I left my SONY Walkman in my parachute pants.

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  1. Last year, my daughter attempted to do her grade 10 by distance-ed. One of our great frustrations was that ALL the english support materials were on VHS, and the one course with a CD for multi-media didn’t work on standards-compliant browsers. At all. So I echo your cries of frustration.
    (She ended up using a $6000 video editing set-up to watch Romeo and Juliet. In the capture pre-view pane of Adobe Premiere. How ironic.)

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