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15 Things We Did At School That Future Students Will Never Understand

These are literally old school.

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1. Copy notes from an overhead projector...

Always followed by the teacher blocking the view.
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Always followed by the teacher blocking the view.

2. ...and secretly pass other handwritten notes in class.

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Do you like me?

☐ Yes ☐ No

3. Write on a chalkboard with real live chalk.

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And circling something and writing "Save" so the janitor didn't erase it.

4. Make textbook covers out of paper grocery bags.

Oddly satisfying.
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Oddly satisfying.

5. Tear off the edges of dot matrix paper.

Even more oddly satisfying.
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Even more oddly satisfying.

6. Check out library books with the due date stamped in the back.

Amelia Bedelia got around.
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Amelia Bedelia got around.

7. Watch educational programming supported by viewers like us.

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"No, wait — we passed this part. No, no — go back! Yeah, here!"

8. Sharpen pencils the old-fashioned way — by hand.

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"OK, class, who can tell me wha—" brrrrrraaagghhh

9. Carry around giant five-subject notebooks and binders.

The more zippers the better.
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The more zippers the better.

10. Sell magazines door to door for the annual school fundraiser.

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"Only 98 more subscriptions and I can win a limo lunch!"

11. Beg Mom to buy Goosebumps and Animorphs at the book fair.

Book Club forever.
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Book Club forever.

12. Save our work onto 1.44 MB floppy disks.

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Fourth-grade hack: turning on write protection.

13. Learn to type from memorizing nonsensical mnemonics.

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Quick Ask Zoe — what?

14. Look up words on an electronic spell checker.

But mostly to play Hangman.
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But mostly to play Hangman.

15. And, finally, lose an ox while fording the river.

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And, conflabbit, we liked it.

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