Response to Mmyx3’s Post

“I wonder though, what was it like in the ’60s in school?”

I don’t exactly what the 60s were like because I have never had the experience of going through them, but what I can say about them is there were a lot of social issues.  From the Civil Right Movement to the Vietnam War, there were a lot of changes happening and things to be upset about.  As far the classroom goes, students were still the “ducks in a row” waiting to soak up the information from the teacher.  Plus, technology was not something that was pressed as hard as it is today. Today we use so many different types of tools from the Internet and e-mail to blogs and wikis.  Students during the 60s were enjoying the state of the art technological innovation known as television.  Color television was just around the bend too.  Slideshows with old school projector and individual hardcopy slides were the norm, if I’m not mistaken.

In short, the picture I have in my head of the 60s and the classroom in the 60s is much different from the world we live in today and classroom we teach in everyday.

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2 Responses to “Response to Mmyx3’s Post”

  1. […] responses Response to Mmyx3’s Post « One Fish’s Thoughts About the Ginormous Pond of Education In short, the picture I have in my head of the 60s and the classroom in the 60s is much different […]

  2. It’s always easy to look back at our past and think that life was simple. But in reality every generation has it’s own complications and at that moment life is not so simple. What we know is that no situation is ever really ‘new’ just somewhat different. And history has a way of repeating itself because life travels in cycles just far enough apart that most of us don’t remember the past.


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