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The Evolution of Educational Technology

By rwblack
  • Quill Pens and Slates

    Quill Pens and Slates
    One-room schoolhouses used these materials in the 1700 and 1800s to teach students how to write and cipher.
  • Primers

  • Wall Charts

    Wall Charts
  • Models

    With the introduction of kindergarten, children were given models to manipulate and learn from.
  • Manipulatives

    Montessori's kinesthetic approach offered a variety of manipulatives for student learning.
  • Educational Museums

  • Films

    New York City public schools implemented films for instruction for the first time.
  • Radio

    The Ohio "School of the Air" broadcast instruction to homes.
  • Multiple Media Used by Military

    Films, sound, graphics, models, and print to help prepare recruits for war.
  • PBS and NER

    The Public Broadcasting Act established the Public Broadcasting System and National Educational Radio.
  • Personal Computers

    The first microcomputer , the Apple, was created by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs.
  • World Wide Web

    World Wide Web
    The Internet was created by Tim Berners-Lee and became available to the public.
  • Mobile Devices

    Mobile Devices
    Cell phones, PDAs, tablets
  • Online Life

    "Live" audio and video, allowing for instruction anytime, anywhere