Personal and Educational Technology Integration 1975-2011

  • Birth of the Internet (commissioned by DoD

    Why is this relevant? First node at UCLA (Los Angeles) closely followed by nodes at Stanford Research Institute, UCSB (Santa Barbara) and U of Utah (4 Nodes).
    Source: http://www.netvalley.com/archives/mirrors/davemarsh-timeline-1.htm
  • Global Networking Becomes a Reality

    First international connections to the ARPANET: University College of London (England) and Royal Radar Establishment (Norway)
    Ethernet outlined -- this how local networks are basically connected today.
    Internet ideas started.
    Gateway architecture sketched on back of envelope in hotel lobby in San Francisco. Gateways define how large networks (maybe of different architecture) can be connected together.
    File Transfer protocol specified --
    http://www.netvalley.com/archives/mirrors/davemarsh-tim
  • Start of my educational journey

    Start of my educational journey
  • Computer Networking Expands

    Queen Elizabeth sends out an e-mail.
    UUCP (Unix-to-Unix CoPy) developed at AT&T Bell Labs and distributed with UNIX.
    Why is this relevant? UNIX was and still is the main operating system used by universities and research establishments.
    These machines could now ``talk'' over a network.
    Networking exposed to many users worldwide.
    http://www.netvalley.com/archives/mirrors/davemarsh-timeline-1.htm
  • Commodore PET Computers introduce at Elgin Court

    Commodore PET Computers introduce at Elgin Court
    First computers I had ever seen in Elementary School
  • Homedale Senior Elementary School (Gr. 7)

    Homedale Senior Elementary School (Gr. 7)
    Used a Commodor Vic 20 computer to build a simple robot
  • Begin Secondary School at Central Elgin

    Begin Secondary School at Central Elgin
    Entered Gr. 9 at Central Elgin Collegiate Institue in St. Thomas, Ontario.
  • My first Synthesizer (Roland Juno 1)

    My first Synthesizer (Roland Juno 1)
    This was my first synthesizer keyboard. It had midi capabilties, but I didn't have an interface to plug it into the Commodore 64 yet.
  • Family Computer upgrade to a Commodore 64

    Family Computer upgrade to a Commodore 64
    Began to use this computer for assingments, games, and music creation.
  • First Family Cell phone (Motarola)

    First Family Cell phone (Motarola)
  • Graduate OAC from CECI

    Graduate OAC from CECI
  • Started at the University of Windsor (BMA)

    Started at the University of Windsor (BMA)
    Begin my post secondary education at the University of Windsor. Piano Major / Geography Minor.
  • Mass availability of Internet for home

    6.5 Million Hosts, 100,000 WWW Sites.
    NSFNET reverts back to a research network. Main US backbone traffic now routed through interconnected network providers
    WWW surpasses ftp-data in March as the service with greatest traffic on NSFNet based on packet count, and in April based on byte count
    Traditional online dial-up systems (Compuserve, America Online, Prodigy) begin to provide Internet access
    A number of Net related companies go public, with Netscape leading the pack.
    Registration of dom
  • First email I ever sent

    First email I ever sent
  • St. Bonaventure Univeristy (Teacher's College)

    St. Bonaventure Univeristy (Teacher's College)
    Utilized databases, email, and personal computers at this time.
  • Taught in London England ( Yr. 6- St.Dominics)

    Taught in London England ( Yr. 6- St.Dominics)
    Used school computers, laptops, to prepare lessons, and reportcards. No real email to contact parents. It seems like everybody in the UK has a cell phone at this time.
  • Purchased P4 512 RAM

    Purchased P4 512 RAM
    This was a work horse computer to record music and commercials for R & J Productions.
  • Married in Mexico

    Married in Mexico
    Married to my wife Janet in Cancun Mexico. Big scare at the time was the Y2k reset.
  • Purchased a Roland U-8 Digital Recorder

    This machine allowed me to do multi-track recording using Windows 98 on a P3 computer.
  • First Child Emma is born

    First Child Emma is born
    Our daughter Emma was the New Years baby in our hometown.
  • Second daugher Dana is born

    Second daugher Dana is born
    Second daughter Dana is born. Now a two child family.
  • SmartBoard in my Classroom

    SmartBoard in my Classroom
    Regular access to a Smartboard and dataprojector.
    Implications change the way planning takes places it also introduces me to using web-based resources.
  • Palm Pilot Device in use

    Palm Pilot Device in use
    Started making the switch from date book to Digital organizer. Was great for wifi pictures, video, various apps, and music.
  • Acquired an Apple MacBook Laptop

    Acquired an Apple MacBook Laptop
    First move over to Apple products. 15" White laptop. Starting using iMovie, and Garageband for music apps.
  • Web 2.0 becomes part of my world

    Web 2.0 becomes part of my world
    This is another major shift in thinking. Things can be done over the web. Applicaitons like Google gmail, and other programs applications like Delicious are used in my daily activities as a Coordinator.
  • Won an iPod Touch device at an RCAC conference

  • Began Masters of Education at University of Western Ontario

    Began Masters of Education at University of Western Ontario
    Working as a technology coordinator have access to Dell Laptop, Motorala Razor phone, Clickers, Document cameras, Digital Cameras, Smartboards, Web 2.0 starts to be very mainstream
  • purchased iPad for my wife

    purchased iPad for my wife
    Started entering into the tablet area of personal computing.