Educational Technology

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  • 1800s: Chalkboards and Slide Rules

    1800s: Chalkboards and Slide Rules
    James Pillans, a high school and college teacher in Edinburgh, Scotland, invented the chalkboard in the 1800s. The earliest chalkboards were level pieces of natural slate; later forms were painted green, which proved to be easier on the eyes. As forms of primitive.They allowed teachers to share information with many, as opposed to just one student. Smaller versions of the chalkboard, called slates, were made of porcelain or painted wood and allowed students to write and solve math problems.
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  • 1940s: Mimeograph Machines and Ballpoint Pens

    1940s: Mimeograph Machines and Ballpoint Pens
    The mimeograph machine, the forerunner of the modern copier, provided students with access to worksheets, pre-written tests and take-home papers. Originally invented by Thomas Edison, mimeograph machines consisted of rotating cylinders that forced ink through typed stencils onto sheets of paper, which came out damp, purple and a little bit smelly
  • 1950s: Television

    1950s: Television
    Although not interactive, classroom television programs can be used to introduce and help generate student interest in a topic, as well as present age-appropriate events in real time.Educators use TV in the classroom to satisfy a variety of objectives: To reinforce and expand on content being taught. To respond to a variety of learning styles. To increase student motivation to learn. To stimulate other learning activities
  • 1960s: Overhead Projectors

    1960s: Overhead Projectors
    Roger Appeldorn, an employee of the 3M Company, invented the overhead projector in the early 1960s. Marketed specifically to business people and teachers, the overhead projector allowed users to write on a clear piece of film and project their work on a screen, Overhead Projectors are used as visual aids to help the learner view a visual representation of the content to be learnt. Teachers can use this tool to display diagrams and pictures which can be viewed by the entire class.
  • 1961 Calculator

    1961 Calculator
    Baby boomer technology- Instrument introduces the calculator to enhance and accelerate calculations. Assisted in calculating math easier.
  • 1967 Handheld Graphing Calculator

    1967 Handheld Graphing Calculator
    This device made doing mathematical calculations easier. Teachers and students can use calculators for tallying large numbers and to recheck mathematical calculations done manually.
  • 1970 Main frame computers

    1970 Main frame computers
    From Mainframe computers to microcomputers and their widespread use in schools. The aim was to teach skills necessary for the job market and make education process more efficient.forerunner of the internet was invented and with it came the invention of the mouse, hypertext and groupware and most notable electronic mail. Learning was now more interactive and individualized. Public Broadcasting Service came to homes and classrooms, educational material on myriad topics viewed.
  • 1970 Computers Invade

    1970 JAN 1, 1970
    Computers invade- Promoted interactive individualized instruction
    Dr. George Pake Individualized interactive instruction The first microcomputer was introduced to promote individualized instruction. This was done by Dr. George Pake ( Computer History museum, 2006).
  • E-mail invented

    E-mail invented as a means of communication between teachers and parents. Students are connected to the outer world for a richer learning experience. This was invented by Ray Tomlinson (Anonymous, 2012).
    Anonymous (2012)- Ray Tomlinson E-mail for a richer communication and learning.
  • E-mail

    1972 This invention fostered a paperless distribution of mails and allowed information written / typed to be received in a shorter time. Teachers can communicate with students over long distances about required class assignments.
  • More Computers

    More computers in the classroom. Digitized communication and networking in education, facilitated by the personal computer, IBM and Macintosh introduce mass market personal computers, educational technology was dominated by the trend to digitize everything audiovisual. Development of early e-learning systems, distance learning courses introduced. Students could store video and audio, as well as an entire encyclopedia on a single compact disk.
  • Power Point

    PowerPoint presentations introduced to present an innovative way of presenting information to students. The inventor was Robert Gaskins (Gaskins, 2014). Still used widely today.PowerPoint can be an effective tool to present material in the classroom and encourage student learning. PowerPoint is especially useful when providing course material online. Use PowerPoint to cue and guide the presentation rather than project long and complete sentences
  • 3.5 inch Floppy Drive

    1981 Sony introduced the first 3 ½-inch floppy drives and diskettes which were used to store small sizes of data from work done using the computer. This is an important way to record gained in the classroom.
  • Macintosh Computers

    Macintosh Computers
    Macintosh computers - a learning tool for students
    [Steve Jobs, innovative creator of the Mac](http:// Steve Jobs was the creator.
  • CD ROM

    The release of CD-ROM players for computers allowed greater storage memory or files which was used for learning. Learners are able to store and retrieve various musical items on this device.
  • Connecting the World

    The Computer Age. The 90s saw the advent of World Wide Web and creation of course websites, webcams, multimedia and new schemes of communication. Educational possibilities were endless. Google the search engine was developed, endless information available to students who knew where and how to search. The Smart board/White board was introduced aimed at a more interactive and easier teaching experience. CD-ROM Used as a form of storage of information.
  • W.W.W

    World Wide Web World Wide Web provided students with easy access to information with a global connection contributing to student being world citizens.
  • White Board

    White Board
    Interactive White Board introduced to introduce creativity in lessons.An interactive smart board, also known as an electronic whiteboard, is a classroom tool that allows images from a computer screen to be displayed onto a classroom board using a digital projector. The teacher or a student can “interact” with the images directly on the screen using a tool or even a finger
  • Smart Board

    Smart-boards are interactive whiteboards that are designed to be used as a large display screen that could control computer applications. It allows teachers and learners to digitally save work written manually on the board.
  • FEB 17, 1995

    WIKIS- Interactive site to promote group learning
  • Interactive Age

    Interactive Age. Expansive growth to the Internet, an expansive database of information and graphics, streaming of videos. Enhanced teacher/student communication. The use of social media like Facebook, Twitter in the classroom. Increased enrolment in online classes, internet accessed via wireless and handheld devices e.g. smartphones.
  • Flash drives

    Flash drives- easy to store and retrieve documents in one place.For Students:First, students can create personalized USB drives that copy their desktop applications and preferences from their personal computer. When they plug in their personalized flash drive, they can run programs using their settings, utilities, browser, etc.
  • Cell Phones

    Cell phones- for mobile computing and for carrying the classroom everywhere
  • Face Book

    This software is a social media site which allows individuals to develop their networking and communications skills. Students can use this software to perform group work exercises and for the distribution of information to others.
  • I PAD

    I PAD
    I-pads- portable and functions as a lap top and holds e-books. This is a user-friendly handheld device which does the work of a large computer. It can be used to store and retrieve soft-copy textbooks for students and be used as a learning to due to its easy access to the internet and other features..
  • Wireless internet

    Internet is wireless and accessible through pocket devices.Seven Benefits of Having Wi-Fi Solutions for Schools
    Easier Collaboration. ...
    Learning Beyond the Classroom Walls. ...
    Personalized Instruction. ...
    Accelerating Project Completion. ...
    Cost Savings. ...
    Making Education More Interactive. ...
    Increased Engagement.
  • Apple Watch

    Apple Watch
    This device involves making a computer into the watch and it provides a simple device with multiple capabilities to enhance learning. Students can record and store valuable information on this device that was presented by teachers
  • Predictions

    Predictions- Computer replaces texts and tests are on-line. This saves on paper and is an on-line record. Students can view their assignments online and receive grades online also.
  • Education Apps

    Education Apps
    Learning at our fingertips. An app is able to encourage meaningful engagement when it removes the distractions potentially available on-screen. This helps the student effectively meet the learning goals. An app that removes such distractions and incorporates accountability measures leads to deeper student engagement.