Educational Technology Event Timeline ET5103

  • Computer Assisted Instruction developed by IBM

    Computer Assisted Instruction developed by IBM
    Computer Assisted Instruction developed by IBM but does not implement in schools for a few years.
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    Education Technology Events ET5103

  • First handheld calculator available

    First handheld calculator available
    IBM invents the first handheld calculator and makes it available to the public. Cost was high.
  • Overhead Projectors and TVs begin to appear in classrooms

    Overhead Projectors and TVs begin to appear in classrooms
    Electronic devices are utilized in classrooms as well as portable film projectors and headset "listening centers"
  • Sesame Street

    Sesame Street
    Sesame Street launches and becomes an international success on the National Education Television Network. Thus bringing education technology into the home via television and changing the way students learn.
  • Scantron

    Scantron
    Scantron breaks into the world of educational technology nullifying the need to hand grade multiple choice questions.
  • TI 30 Scientific Calculator

     TI 30 Scientific Calculator
    Handheld calculator innovation. Texas Instruments developes the TI 30 Scientific Calculator causing the way advanced mathematics is taught and learned to change forever.
  • Apple Computers are introduced into schools

    Apple Computers are introduced into schools
    The ratio of computers to students averages out at approximately 1:98.
  • Whiteboards start to replace chalkboards in TUSD

    Whiteboards start to replace chalkboards in TUSD
    Although developed in the mid 60's, white boards did not gain popularity and much use until the invent of the dry-erase pen in 1975, afterwhich the educational advatages skyrocketed and gained immense demand.
  • Apple Mac Personal Computer

    Apple Mac Personal Computer
    Apple Macintosh makes available the first personal computer. It's slow to take off until it is realized that programs need to be focused on rather than expecting the masses to learn computer language.
  • First Digital Cellular Phone

    First Digital Cellular Phone
    The first digital cellular phone is created revolutionizing communication and connectivity. No longer can one leave work behind when the walk out the door. This technology made people available as never before.
  • Text based World Wide Web Released

    Text based World Wide Web Released
    The WWW was released but only in text form being utilized mainly by technology and business.
  • Computers used in administration

    Computers used in administration
    A few desktop computers were utilized in administrative offices and school site front offices.
  • First browser (Mosaic) Transforms WWW

    First browser (Mosaic) Transforms WWW
    Mosaic browser Transforms WWW into text and graphic combination creating an information super highway more appealing and usable by the mainstream, especially education.
  • Classroom teacher computers

    Classroom teacher computers
    PC desk computers make their way into the classrooms for teacher use. Some classes shared a computer. Dial-up connections were used and very slow. Staff instruction is provided as in-service training.
  • SmartBoards in classrooms

    SmartBoards in classrooms
    Smart Board interactive technology begins to take off as programs are developed for it making it a valuable teaching tool.
  • Calif. State Ed. Technology Plan created

    Calif. State Ed. Technology Plan created
    Originally titled Connect, Compute, and Compete Plan, the first California state Educational Technoogy plan was created in an effort to compete with other leading staes in the arena of educational technology in schools.
  • Computer Labs

    Computer Labs
    Computer Labs begin to appear in many schools in order to meet educational technology standards and to keep up with advancing educational trends.
  • ISTE Standards

    ISTE Standards
    International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Creates Standards
  • CTAP Calif Technical Assistance Project

    CTAP Calif Technical Assistance Project
    District ed. tech. plans are not a requirement of the state of California, however are required to receive funds for California's Education Technology K-12 Voucher program. Planning support through webinars, personal education, and website support. CTAP also mentors districts by tutoring and preening their technology plans, and approving the ed. tech. outlines via California's Educational Technology Plan Review System (ETPRS).
  • TICAL Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership

    TICAL Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership
    TICAL helps administrators find technology resources to assist in the day-to-day needs of their jobs
  • School Site Computer Lab

    School Site Computer Lab
    Computer labs were implemented at most of the five district schools by the end of 2003. Teacher training is still a concern.
  • State Educational Technology Master Plan published

    State Educational Technology Master Plan published
    The California State Educational Technology Masdter Plan was published to implement statewide standards in technology for the classrooms.
  • New Ed. Tech. Plan published to meet NCLB

    New Ed. Tech. Plan published to meet NCLB
    This new plan was published in an effort to comply with the 2001 NCLB Program requirements.
  • The first California statewide technology symposium

    The first California statewide technology symposium
    The first California statewide technology symposium for school and district administrators took place.
  • Computer based Report Cards

    Computer based Report Cards
    Tehachapi Uified School District transitions to a computerized gradebook and Grade Reporting system. It is met with great resistance from hesitant staff, and proves to have more issues than fixes. The district switched providers the following year.
  • Document Cameras and Projectors in classrooms

    Document Cameras and Projectors in classrooms
    School fund raisers and PTO donations purchased ELMO document cameras and projectors for Golden Hills Elementary School. Two other schools in the district already have them and purchased them with fund raiser monies.
  • Internet accessed by wireless

    Internet accessed by wireless
    Internet accessed by wireless handheld pocket computers (Blackberry, iPhone, smartphones, tablet technology)
    The internet and its endless wealth of information is now completely portable and readily available.
  • Inter Active Smart Boards

    Inter Active Smart Boards
    SmartBoards have been purchased and installed only to find out that our existing projectors are inadequate. They will do for now, but the goal is now to find funding for proper projectors.
  • Wireless School wide Connection

    Wireless School wide Connection
    Wireless WiFi capabilities have been installed in all three buildings at GHES.
  • Upgraded Projectors installed

    Upgraded Projectors installed
    Upgraded projectors were installed to optimize the inadequate equipment we were working wih. We can now focus and have enough light to actuallu see the images!
  • Mobile iPad Cart

    Mobile iPad Cart
    Mobile class set of iPads has been ordered to use in rotation in individual K-5 classrooms.