early tech school things were developed in the 80’s but really stuck in the tech classroom all through the 90’s. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane with these 90’s education tech crazes we all secretly wish would make a comeback! …or maybe not really.
80’s it existed on Atari, and through the 90’s it could be found on Macs and Windows machines. It has renditions of it’s games even up until as recently as 2018 where Target sold a handheld version of the game. Where has it been in the classroom? A great way to learn about Westward Expansion and technology. Careful not to contract dysentery!
but was a staple in homes, schools, and libraries for a decade after. You’ll be
sad to find out that Mavis Beacon is not a real person. Sure, the picture of
Mavis is a real person, but her name is not Mrs. Beacon. Just a random name for
a virtual typing teacher. If you really want to take a deep dive into her
history, enjoy this video: https://youtu.be/T-6d6X4E-3w
encyclopedia. Originally it was sold as a CD or DVD, and you may remember using
it on whatever large desktop you had at school. Eventually, in the 2000s, it
was published on the internet, and you could have a subscription. But who needs
it now with Wikipedia?
intro video to jog your memory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fRX4R6MY4A
the mythical Mavis Beacon, the you were probably a fan of 1996’s Mario Teaches
Typing! This is basically Mario Run except with typing.
not remember in 1997 – one of the original school nuisances – up there with the
legendary fidget spinner – is the Tamagotchi! Who could forget the obsession
that we all had taking care of these tiny tech creatures, feeding them,
distracting us from homework, and cleaning up their poop, until they died.