10 things students who started at PVSchools after 2003 won’t understand

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    2006 was the year that the current crop of seniors started their educational journey.

    It’s probably a fair bet that they will never understand...


    1. The frustration of having to use this printer...

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    … and then having to tear the side bits off your finished masterpiece.

     

    paper

    It was kind of fun … until it tore. Which it did. Every time.

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    2. The wonderful smell of this machine - or what it does...

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    3. Why this was popular at school...

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    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    4. Whatever it is this thing could do ...

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    Hint: not much

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    5. The depression that set in as the batteries died on this bad boy ...

     

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    … and the utter frustration when it “ate” your cassette…

     

    cassette

    “Oh no! Not Prince!”

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    6. Getting excited when this was wheeled into the classroom ...

     

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    … only to have your excitement dashed when it was educational.

     

     

    7. Why having these didn’t mean you could jump higher ...

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    But you could constrict the blood flow below your ankle

     

     

    8. How to use this to play “The Oregon Trail” ...

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    and then having this happen …

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    Again.

     

    9. How we got to the point of One Direction ...

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    ... by “Hanging Tough”, obviously.

     

    10. And finally, fighting with the family over who’s turn it is to use this thing ...

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    Being able to use technology is one thing, but using it responsibly is essential.

    PVSchools’ Digital Citizenship Program educates our students on how to use technology responsibly. Find out more about the program.

     

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