Classroom Technology

In November 2000 I was invited to give a presentation to a national conference of educators on the topic of Information and Communications Technology in Physical Education.

There is a link to this presentation on SlideShare.

I was reminded of this presentation when I received a Plurking Educators Diigo link from Grace Kat. Grace pointed to a post on The Evolution of Classroom Technology.

The technologies included there:

  • Horn Book (1650)
  • Ferule
  • Magic Lantern
  • School Slate
  • Chalkboard
  • Pencil (1900)
  • Stereoscope
  • Film Projector (1925)
  • Radio
  • Overhead Projector (1930)
  • Ballpoint Pen
  • Mimeograph
  • Headphones (1950)
  • Slide Rule
  • Videotapes
  • Reading Accelerator
  • Skinner Teaching Machine
  • Educational Television (1958)
  • Photocopier
  • Liquid Paper
  • Filmstrip Viewer (1965)
  • Handheld Calculator (1970)
  • Scantron
  • Plato Computer
  • CD Rom Drive (1985)
  • Handheld Graphing Calculator
  • Interactive Whiteboard (1999)
  • Iclicker
  • XO Laptop
  • iPad (2010)

At the time I accessed the article (5 May, 2011) there were 34 comments some of which were suggesting other technologies for inclusion.

This is a collection of the images used in The Evolution of Classroom Technology:

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