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Old 01-08-2020, 03:14 PM
 
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I remember most of them!

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So many memories! Although I was only paid in cash when I taught in Africa...I recall everything else, except the Califone thingy...but I never worked in speech or ESL. I had a giant slide rule on the wall in my classroom, and even after all students had calculators I used to show off by racing kids to solve problems...them with calculators, me with my pocket slide rule. I always won...the kids thought it was magic!

Things they did not list:

Staplers ( I fondly recall the day we got a copier that automatically collated and stapled papers!)
Hole punchers (the new copier could do that, too! Amazing machine!)
Commodore 64 computers that used cassette tapes instead of discs. Very slow and annoying...only marginally more convenient than a mainframe and punch cards.

What can you add to the list?
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Oh, my goodness! I remember almost all of these, either from when I was in high school myself, or later when I was a teacher, first in elementary, then in HS.
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Oh yes, I lived through all of those. Typing class...in high school, whoa! I was terrible at it but I am a darn good typist now. Those messy mimeograph machines. Ugh. Floppy disks? Lol
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So much fun remembering these! Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

(I never saw a Califone Cardmaster before).


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I liked these when I was s student.
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I was also never paid in cash. The rest I remember. Most I remember from my teaching career but a few from when I was a student. Days gone by.
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The chalk liner tool for handwriting and for teaching graphing and Jeopardy games.

Opaque projectors really came in handy! We were paid so poorly and teaching stores weren't prevalent. The projector allowed us to blow up pictures, cartoons, etc. to make bulletin board displays.

But being paid in cash? Nope!
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Like some of you, I’ve never seen a Califone Cardmaster and I was always paid by check. I remember everything else.
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Old 01-08-2020, 08:23 PM
 
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Great memories, thanks for posting.


Like Amiga there were only 2 I don’t remember, Califone and payment in cash.

One that I remember using early in my career was a thermofax. You used special “masters” and you could make a copy of a workbook type page. Then you would need to use the mimeograph to copy for the class. Of course some mimeograph machines were electric, most of the ones I used were hand-cranked.


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I remember most of these.
Additions to list
Pencil sharpeners mounted to a wall or shelf
Super large black handled scissors for teachers
Large black pencils for primary kids- no erasers

Remember those skinny stenographer pencils?
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Old 01-09-2020, 08:34 AM
 
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We still have teacher mailboxes in my school. I do not remember the Califone Cardmaster, and we never had laser disks. They took out our classroom TVs and combo VCR/DVD players a just a few years ago, claiming that the Smartboards would serve the same function. We had wanted to keep them because of the library collection of VCR tapes, but the librarian was able to order most of them again in DVD format, or we could get them from the public library. The overhead projectors are another piece of technology we used regularly that are obsolete. We used to use them to enlarge drawings we wanted to use for bulletin boards, or to do silhouettes of the students for bulletin boards. One of my friends who recently retired used the Carousel projector for her birding slides that she used to teach the students bird identification up until she retired.
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Old 01-09-2020, 09:35 AM
 
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When I started teaching in 1957, the school had no copy machine. I ordered a Hectograph copier. It cost half a week's salary.

Wikipedia says: The hectograph, gelatin duplicator or jellygraph is a printing process that involves transfer of an original, prepared with special inks, to a pan of gelatin or a gelatin pad pulled tight on a metal frame.[1]

This was purchased from the Sears catalog. I got two frames to fill with the gelatin created by mixing a bag of power with water, cooking, and pouring into the frames. I could copy 2 pages each day. I wrote the material on a piece of paper with a special purple pencil. Then I wet the surface of the gelatin and placed the paper on it. Then I peeled in off, and one by one smoothed and peeled pieces of paper from the gelatin surface. This was done at home. I always did sheets on the weekend too.
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Old 01-09-2020, 11:32 AM
 
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My class had one that we used to publish our student written school newspaper when I was in third grade. It was a k-3 school, one classroom each, so we were the head honchos.

I loved using the hectograph! Many many years later - in the 1980s I had my students make one - they thought it was magical.
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Old 01-09-2020, 02:59 PM
 
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My sister use to call her teacher colds yellow lung disease. I was so excited to get my 1st white board no more chalk dust.

Have to admit I was a paste eater.
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Old 01-09-2020, 03:52 PM
 
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I happen to see this on Facebook today. I remember all of these items. I did not use a fountain pen or slide rule. I still have a few of the other things. I was still using the EZ grader and grade book when I retired. I was never paid in cash.
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Old 01-10-2020, 01:25 PM
 
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I also remember most of these. I never used a slide rule and I was never paid in cash. Unlike most of the pp I do remember the Califone Cardmaster from when I was a student. We had one in the library. What a trip down memory lane!
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Old 01-11-2020, 10:25 PM
 
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I remember almost everything, though I was never paid in cash. I do remember being less than thrilled when my district required direct deposit to save themselves money. I'm in Nevada, cashing your check at a casino gets lots of freebies!!! Sigh.

What I remember calling Thermofax (which may well be the wrong term for them) was early multiple copies--pre-photocopies--that were a kind of brown that seemed to have been burned onto a yellowish paper.

In Las Angeles in the 70s, we could wear pant suits if the top and bottom matched and the top covered your bottom!

Did any of you collect money from students to put into a savings account set up for each? I had an account as a student, wonder what happened to the dimes. Hmmm.

I did do some recording on the Caliphone for students to match pronunciation. Didn't really work.

Thanks for the trip through my past.
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