RIP, the telly trolley and OHPs: five pieces of forgotten edtech

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Teachers were united in despair last week at the suggestion that the trusty laminator may be banished to the cupboard of outdated tech. With that in mind, let’s indulge in a bit of light time travel. Cast your minds back and see if you remember these appliances from the teaching days of yore that have fallen victim to the march of progress.

1. The telly trolley

Its appearance brought joy to the faces of students who had access to “children’s TV” only via VHS and CBBC’s Broom Cupboard for a few hours a day. Now the whiteboard serves as a television, and most students have more sophisticated ...

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