HISTORICAL ADVANCES IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES

Timeline created by Andrea Ortega
In History
  • 30,000 BCE

    Cave drawings

    Cave drawings
    They were the first representations and ways of transmitting the knowledge of the human being at that time.
  • 3,400 BCE

    Papyri and hieroglyphics

    Papyri and hieroglyphics
    The hieroglyphics were
    essential for all administrative, religious and creative activities of Egyptian society, they found the perfect support in the papyrus scroll, considered by many authors the first "book" of the History. Hieroglyphics indicated that there had been an education system as ancient times.
  • -510 BCE

    Critical thinking school

    Critical thinking school
    A school was open based on the thinking of the Greeks philosophers Pythagoras and Socrates. They taught based in the critical thinking of Socrates which claimes was "I know that I know nothing" and also the mathematical theories of Pythagoras.
  • -105 BCE

    First production of paper

    First production of paper
    By the 3rd century, paper had been used for writing and in the 10th century medical practitioners started recording their knowledge about human body, these texts were given to the monks, who opened the centers of learning in the Middle Age, called cathedral schools.
  • 1450

    Printing press

    Printing press
    Gutenberg invented the printing press, this new technology made copying documents much easier and accessible to more people.
  • Horn books

    Horn books
    Public education emerged with horn-books as the media that transmitted knowledge in a written form to the students.
  • The pencil

    The pencil
    Nicholas Jacques Conte discovered a method of mixing powdered graphite with clay. This was the invention of the "modern" pencil we know nowadays but the first graphite pencil were introduced in France, in the court of Louis XIII.
  • Magic lantern

    Magic lantern
    The magic lantern which is a device projected printed images of glass frames onto the walls in darkened classrooms was introduced to schools.
  • Modern blackboard

    Modern blackboard
    It was considered quite a revolution. James Pillans, a geography teacher in Edinburgh, Scotland, hung a large piece of slate on the classroom wall.
  • Mimeograph

    Mimeograph
    Mimeographs helped teachers to retype their materials and spread homework assignments to the entire class. Also the first ballpen was introduced into schools.
  • VHS and VCR

    VHS and VCR
    With the emergence of the information age, VHS, VCR and audio tapes could be used at schools as a support or to enrich the lessons.
  • Hand-held calculator

    Hand-held calculator
    The first handheld calculator arrived to schools, allowing pupils to type in the operands and perform mathematical operations in a easy way using that device instead of doing it manual.
  • Computers

    Computers
    The Apple II was released and featured Visicalc (Apple's proprietary spreadsheet) and educational games such as Oregon Trail. The Apple Education Foundation was established, which granted complete Apple II systems to schools.
  • World Wide Web

    World Wide Web
    With the appearance of the World Wide Web, pupils could send e-mails, and research the Internet.
  • Google

    Google
    Began as a research project of two boys while they were both still students. It was a revolution because because it involved the creation of a database and information that both students and teachers could use.
  • Interactive whiteboard

    Interactive whiteboard
    The digital agewhen the fisrt interactive whiteboard was use and the interactive age, which brought smart response system, laptops and cameras to schools.
  • MOOC (Massive Open Online Course)

    MOOC (Massive Open Online Course)
    The first one was presented to 25 tuition fee-paying students in Extended Education but now, run in their thousands for just about every topic imaginable as online education rises in popularity.
  • Electronic devices

    Electronic devices
    As of 2010, tablets, smartphones, smartboards, QRs, NFCs and other exciting technologies are slowly finding their place in classrooms.