The One Room School House• In our early history, the one room school house was the norm. Students of all ages met in one room where a single teacher taught basic academic skills. The students and teacher used chalk and chalkboards. Books were scarce.
Educational Technology Begins to Change the Classroom
• In the late 1920’s and the 1930’s, we saw new technologies influence our world. These technologies began to be applied in education.• Some of the advancements of the time were voice recording machines, radios using AM and FM frequencies, movie projectors, and television.
My Parent’s GenerationCameras got smallerand even came with theattachable flashbulb.Transistor radios gotsmaller and moreportable. Audiorecordings were madeavailable on vinylrecords.
• By the 1970’s and 80’s, things were changing quite rapidly. Typewriters were now electric. Cameras spit out pictures right on the spot. Computers were small enough to fit on a desk. The cell phone was available, but so expensive that few people had it.
The World Kept ChangingMusic got louder and youcould take it wherever youwent. Records went out andcassettes came in, making iteasier to record sound.Movies came to the houseand the classroom.
And It Kept ChangingData could be stored inmany formats for easyretrieval and use. Theinternet connected us to theworld.
Today• Technology is all around us. It has shaped all aspects of our life. It has changed the way we interact with others, the way we think, and the way we educate.• Our classrooms are full of technology: computers, tablets, interactive whiteboards, smart phones, high- speed internet connectivity, media projection systems, system networks, computer software, and even more!• What will we see tomorrow? We are limited only by our imaginations.• “The only thing constant in life is change.” –Francois de la Rochefoucauld• Embrace technology, evolve with the time, use technology to engage and inspire.