Putting The Past Into Con-Text

| Learning | December 11, 2015

(I teach tenth-graders. Today, we talk about smartphones.)

Student: “Miss, which model did you use when you were my age?”

Me: “Well, I didn’t get my first mobile phone before I was sixteen, and it couldn’t do much more than make calls and send text messages.”

Student: “But then how did you use WhatsApp or Facebook?”

Me: “Those didn’t exist back then.”

Student: *shocked* “So you didn’t have any friends or any fun? I am so sorry!”

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