History of EdTech

Timeline created by Yaren
In History
  • 30,000 BCE

    Cave Drawings

    Cave Drawings
    Cave drawing was one of the first ways of using educational technology. People were drawing pictures of the cave to express themselves. In this way, they could learn new things about other people's lives.
  • -510 BCE

    Pythagoras Academy

    Pythagoras Academy
    Pythagoras academy was the first formal education academy in history. Students were studying philosophy, science, and mathematics in an open classroom.
  • 105


    Paper was invented in China. People started writing information on paper instead of cave walls. In this way, people could learn new things more easily.
  • 382

    Manuscript Transcription

    Manuscript Transcription
    Manuscript transcription is a hand-written document. In this way, students could improve their calligraphy.
  • 1450

    Gutenberg Printing Press

    Gutenberg Printing Press
    The printing press was invented in Europe. The invention of the printing press made written knowledge much more available.
  • Books

    Books were very expensive at this time, but once they became widespread, they were used in classes. They enabled teachers to follow the lesson plans and teach students how to read and write more efficiently.
  • Chalkboard

    The chalkboard or blackboard is a surface that one can use to write or draw what he/she wants. It enables teachers to share the information with all of their students.
  • Radio

    Radio is the technology of signaling and communicating using radio waves. Classrooms began incorporating radios into penmanship, history, arithmetic lessons. It was also used in music and art classes.
  • Film Projector

    Film Projector
    With the use of projectors in the classroom, teachers can show images of the subject. In this way, students can comprehend the topic and take notes more easily.
  • Overhead Projector

    Overhead Projector
    The overhead projector is usually placed at a comfortable writing height for the educator and allows the educator to face the class. It enables better communication between the students and the teacher. It also provides teachers to write in a natural writing position rather than writing in an overly large script on a blackboard.
  • TV

    Educators use television in the classroom to increase student's motivation to learn. It offers a unique combination of sight, sound, motion, and emotion, which can give students a better understanding.
  • Hand-held Calculator

    Hand-held Calculator
    It provides adding, multiplying, subtracting, and dividing everywhere, thanks to its size. So, students want to use it in the classroom because it is fast and accurate in the calculation.
  • Cassette Recorder

    Cassette Recorder
    It can help students listen for the tone and voice that can be hard for students to recognize. It also gives the chance to listen to the topic more than once.
  • Computer

    It provides access to high-quality, current information. Texts can easily be edited for the first time. It also improves student participation in the classroom.
  • Interactive Whiteboard

    Interactive Whiteboard
    Interactive whiteboards allow educators to take standard lessons and turn them into interactive activities. Students can learn by seeing, hearing, and interacting with the board through touch. Also, students become more attentive in the classroom and their comprehension has improved.
  • iPad

    iPads provide smoother communication and transmission of materials between teachers and students. They also reduce paper usage. They are fast and enable students to access numerous resources for any topic.