When I was a new schoolteacher, “multimedia” primarily meant filmstrips or reel-to-reel films. High tech was having a filmstrip projector with a cassette or record player attached. There was one VCR and TV for the entire school (but there were so few educational videos, the machine wasn’t exactly in high demand).
I discovered a delightful little filmstrip at the Internet Archive called “Trying New Things.” It shows the self-talk a teenage boy goes through when he discovers that he will be attending a picnic that involves swimming and diving–something he doesn’t know how to do very well.
There is no sound…just a series of slides with the script written along the bottom as subtitles.
Can you relate to Pete? As they say in the filmstrip, “Discuss this statement: All that is new is not bad, all that is old is not good.”
To your fabulous Technicolor life,
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