When I was growing up, computers weren’t really a mainstay in grade school. We had a computer lab where we would play Oregon Trail and other assorted educational games stored on 5¼” floppy disks. We’d use Big Chief paper in the earlier years to write sentences and wide-ruled paper to write essays in the latter years. Junior high was when I first remember typing papers on a computer and printing them out on a dot matrix printer to turn in for a grade.
Today, the kids and computers have collided to make modern technology necessary in the current educational institution. Everything from educational software to word-processing programs have become much more advanced in the past ten years. Who knows how teaching would have evolved if it wasn’t for computers teaching the today’s teachers now teaching today’s youth.
Data storage has also changed from floppy disks to Zip disks to writable compact discs to now flash drives. One flash drive can last a student his entire grade school career. SanDisk has a 4GB solution on sale for only $9. Add flash drives to your children’s school supply list because they’ll need something to store all of the papers they write and projects they work on. The Back To School sale is in full swing, and the best prices on technology are going on right now.