Tag Archives: future

Friday’s Thought of the Day

“I look to the future because that’s where I’m going to spend the rest of my life.”

~ George Burns

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Thought of the Day

Thursday’s Thought of the Day

“The future ain’t what it used to be.”

~ Yogi Berra

Leave a comment

Filed under Thought of the Day

The Future, circa 1985

Ms. Walker recently discovered this book in her mailbox. Someone had found it and returned it to the school, but it hasn’t been used in years – the publication date is 1985!

textcover

Ms. Walker and Mr. Weber thought it would be fun, before recycling it, to look through it and laugh at the dated illustrations. Especially the chapter that “predicted” the future of communication! Laughing at out-of-date books is one of our hobbies.

Except, surprisingly, Exploring Canada, was uncannily prescient in its vision of future communication tools. In fact, this humble elementary textbook predicted, pretty accurately, some of the technology we enjoy in 2013! Click on the pages below to enlarge them.

comm1

1. Predicts e-commerce and online shopping!

2. Predicts Youtube and online courses!

2. Predicts Youtube and online courses!

3. Predicts the iPad! (Okay, educational holograms are still a ways away...)

3. Predicts the iPad! (Okay, educational holograms are still a ways away…)

Leave a comment

Filed under Book Review, Library Studies

We Live in the Future!

This morning Mrs. Tinker’s class got a chance to do something seriously cool: Skype with one of their classmates who is in India!

For those of you who don’t know, Skype is a program that allows you to make video telephone calls to anywhere in the world for free.  And it’s instantaneous!  So while it was period 1 (or 8:30 am) in 2JT, it was about 10:30 pm in India where Avi was.  The boys got to ask him questions like what kind of transportation he had taken to get there and what the weather was like, and allowed Avi to feel like he’s still here at St. George’s, even though in reality he’s on the other side of the world.  The class is going to video-call Avi again on Monday, and we’re excited to hear about all of his adventures.

1 Comment

Filed under Fun, Special Events