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How today's kids spend their time in school vs kids back in the day

The kids are back to school – how much has changed since their parents and grandparents were there?
Sep 6th 2015, 8:30 PM 49,992 63

THERE IS NO denying school has changed over the years. From the books and curriculum to the classrooms and their furniture, today’s kids have a very different experience to those three or four decades ago.

The current generation is growing up in a world that is very different to the one their parents and grandparents lived in as children.

Let’s take a fond look back at what’s changed n a typical classroom since the 1970s with this infograph from

Books vs iPads

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The lift-up desks

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Heating and school lunches

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Interacting with classmates

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Home time

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Does anyone have a longing for those simpler days? Share your nostalgia in the comments below. 

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