The History of the
Future of Ed-Tech
EdTechTeacher iPad Summit, February 2014
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Audrey Watters
@audreywatters
The Kids’
Whole Future
Catalog
A Book About Your Future
(1982)
The History of the
Future of Technology?
Bret Victor, The Future of Programming (2013)
Moore’s Law (1965): the number of transistors on integrated
circuits doubles approximately every two years
Douglas Englebart and the Mouse
Douglas Englebart and “The Mother of All Demos” (1968)
Alan Kay, A Personal Computer for Children of All Ages (1972)
"Although it can be used to
communicate with others
through the 'knowledge
utilities' of the future such as
a school ‘libr...
Seymour Papert and the Logo Turtle
PLATO (circa 1972)
“The Teaching Machine”
The History of the Future of Education: Automation
“One might say the computer is being used to
program the child. In my vision, the child programs
the computer, and in doin...
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  1. 1. The History of the Future of Ed-Tech EdTechTeacher iPad Summit, February 2014 ! Audrey Watters @audreywatters
  2. 2. The Kids’ Whole Future Catalog A Book About Your Future (1982)
  3. 3. The History of the Future of Technology?
  4. 4. Bret Victor, The Future of Programming (2013)
  5. 5. Moore’s Law (1965): the number of transistors on integrated circuits doubles approximately every two years
  6. 6. Douglas Englebart and the Mouse
  7. 7. Douglas Englebart and “The Mother of All Demos” (1968)
  8. 8. Alan Kay, A Personal Computer for Children of All Ages (1972)
  9. 9. "Although it can be used to communicate with others through the 'knowledge utilities' of the future such as a school ‘library’ (or business information system), we think that a large fraction of its use will involve reflexive communication of the owner with himself through this personal medium, much as paper and note- books are currently used.“
  10. 10. Seymour Papert and the Logo Turtle
  11. 11. PLATO (circa 1972)
  12. 12. “The Teaching Machine”
  13. 13. The History of the Future of Education: Automation
  14. 14. “One might say the computer is being used to program the child. In my vision, the child programs the computer, and in doing so, both acquires a sense of mastery over a piece of the most modern and powerful technology and establishes an intense contact with some of the deepest ideas from science, from mathematics, and from the art of intellectual model building.” — Seymour Papert (1980)

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