Technology in the classroom: A History By texascheer98 1960 BCE 1960's Whiteboard Classrooms began to get their first whiteboards. 1950 BCE 1950's Headphones In the classroom, headphones were becoming a more common item. 1940 BCE 1940's Television In a classroom, the first television was installed. 1930 BCE 1930's Overhead Projector The Overhead Projector gradually began to advance into study halls. 1920 BCE 1920's Radio Classrooms were the new home of the radio.