I remember borrowing movies from the public library to show children during our annual meeting. I’d pick up the CAN of film and set up the projector, making sure I thread all the film correctly through the machine and then cross my fingers that it did not break during the viewing.
I remember showing filmstrips of the “Holy Land” in class.
I remember teaching with flannelboard – which is still a great thing to use for a visual storytelling experience.
I remember the smell of mimeograph paper, with the purple ink. And typing on a stencil to run the Sunday bulletin off the Gestener machine. What a mess that could be.
But I guess I am really showing my age.
Even in the past five years, how we engage children and youth in our Christian education programs has changed. Toss out those old VHS tapes and even CDs.
What else makes you feel old? What makes you excited about the future? Can you related to any of the following in the article linked below?