Tech Supplies That Made School Tolerable in the '90s http://mashable.com/2014/04/15/90s-school-tech/ 14 Tech Supplies That Made School Tolerable in the '90s
The clunky technology of the '90s paved the way for innovations in today's classrooms, and growing up in that time period was an adventure.
Children today would scratch their heads at a floppy disk. And who would know what to do with Microsoft Encarta when a quick Google search is so much easier?
New gadgets, trends and advancing technology have provided the education system with fancier tools, but we look back fondly at the learning resources of our past.
15 Technologies That Were Supposed To Change Education http://bit.ly/1dOKeyz 15 Technologies That Were Supposed To Change Education Forever
Every generation has its shiny new technology that’s supposed to change education forever. In the 1920s it was radio books.
In the 1930s it was television lectures. Here in the second decade of the 21st century, it seems the Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) is the education tech of tomorrow.
Let’s hope it pans out better than previous attempts.
Today we take a look back at 15 technologies that were supposed to radically change the way that people are educated around the world. Some innovations were mostly hype. Others had an undeniably meaningful impact.
Ads That Predicted the Future http://mashable.com/2013/12/22/vintage-videos-predict-future/ 7 Scary Accurate Vintage Ads That Predicted the Future
We may not be riding hoverboards, employing robot maids or wearing one-piece space-suits, but that doesn't mean all predictions from the past about life in the future haven't come true.
We found seven videos that offer visions of the future that aren't too far off today's reality. From the foretelling of home computers to a 1970s prophecy of the Internet, these particular predictions from the past were spot-on.
14 Machines That Were Brilliant in 1985 http://mashable.com/2013/09/16/1985-tech/ 14 Machines That Were Brilliant in 1985
The thing about science and technology is that what's cutting edge today is quickly replaced tomorrow. And that's a good thing — constantly pushing the envelope to build better, more brilliant machines will power us into the future. To celebrate the next chapter in General Electric's Brilliant Machines story, head back in time and see just how far we've come since 1985.
A Tale of Two Worlds: Old School, New School http://www.coloradotech.edu/resources/infographics/march-2013/tools-for-school A Tale of Two Worlds: Old School, New School INFOGRAPHICS
When was the last time you put your hands on a tape recorder? How about a slide projector or an overhead projector? Unless you’re stuck in some type of time warp, it’s probably been a while.
In this age of technology, which allows us to do just about everything on our smartphones or online — from online shopping to online learning — these tools may seem like they’re from eons ago. Yet, it’s our youngest generation who is, more than likely, all too familiar with them. Take a look at how educational tools have evolved over the years.
The Evolution of the Web http://evolutionofweb.appspot.com/ The Evolution of the Web
Over time web technologies have evolved to give web developers the ability to create new generations of useful and immersive web experiences. Today's web is a result of the ongoing efforts of an open web community that helps define these web technologies, like HTML5, CSS3 and WebGL and ensure that they're supported in all web browsers.
The color bands in this visualization represent the interaction between web technologies and browsers, which brings to life the many powerful web apps that we use daily.
Obsolete Skills http://obsoleteskills.com/ Obsolete Skills
Dialing a rotary phone | Putting a needle on a vinyl record | Changing tracks on an eight-track tape | Shorthand | Using a slide rule | Refilling a fountain pen | Operating a dictaphone | Using the eraser ribbon on a typewriter |
10 Most Powerful Computers in the World http://bit.ly/cWdhpM 10 Most Powerful Computers in the World
Ever wondered which are the most powerful supercomputers of all time?
Supercomputers which with their supersonic speed broke various computing barriers and also brought in revolution in varied fields like nuclear science, medicine, environment and weather.
The computing power of these computers is way beyond your imagination.
Computer History Timeline http://www.historyofcomputer.org/ Website showing a timeline of the history of computing, from Babbage's difference engines to modern day Personal Computers
The History of the Internet in a Nutshell http://sixrevisions.com/resources/the-history-of-the-internet-in-a-nutshell/ The History of the Internet in a Nutshell
Here’s a brief history of the Internet, including important dates, people, projects, sites, and other information that should give you at least a partial picture of what this thing we call the Internet really is, and where it came from.
History of the Internet (video) http://vimeo.com/2696386 History of the Internet (video)
"History of the Internet" is an animated documentary explaining the inventions from time-sharing to filesharing, from Arpanet to Internet.
The history is told using the PICOL icons on picol.org.
(Critical) History of ICT in education http://tinyurl.com/chq53n (Critical) history of ICT in education - and where we are heading?
The use of computers in education is much more a series of failure than success stories. I agree with Erik Duval that in general, on a large scale, the impact of technology on the way people learn has been minimal. In open distant learning and military training (simulations) there are examples of success, but these models do not fit very well into the school and university context.
So, I wouldn’t call them “good examples”.
Mapping the Worlds Fastest Supercomputers 2008 http://tinyurl.com/6duad3 Mapping the World's Fastest Supercomputers
While the U.S. has the world's fastest supercomputers, it faces increased pressure from countries like India and China.
(Critical) history of ICT in education http://tinyurl.com/4ertk7 (Critical) history of ICT in education
The use of computers in education is much more a series of failure than success stories.
I agree with Erik Duval that in general, on a large scale, the impact of technology on the way people learn has been minimal. In open distant learning and military training (simulations) there are examples of success, but these models do not fit very well into the school and university context. So, I wouldn’t call them “good examples”.
The People History http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/ The People History ... Where People Memories and History Join Together
Find The History of Cost Of Living, Prices, Events, Popular Social Culture, Inventions, Technology By Year, Decade or Type From The 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's 70's, 80's, 90's and The New Millennium
George Dyson: The birth of the computer http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/278 George Dyson: The birth of the computer .. presentation, video online
Historian George Dyson tells stories from the birth of the modern computer -- from its 16th-century origins to the hilarious notebooks of some early computer engineers.
Charles Babbage Institute http://www.cbi.umn.edu The Charles Babbage Institute is an archives and research center at the University of Minnesota dedicated to preserving the history of information technology and promoting and conducting research in the field.
The Second Life Computer History Museum http://slchm.wordpress.com/ The Second Life Computer History Museum
Our objective is to develop a Museum to showcase information about the history of Computers, Computing and Computer Science.
The list of Exhibits includes:
# A functioning Turing Machine (devised by Alan Turing to investigate computation)
# A Perceptron (the forerunner of today’s neural networks)
# A chatbot (to illustrate Turing’s ‘Imitation Game’) - activate the chatbot and hold a conversation
# The Illiac I computer - one of the first to be built in the USA (University of Illinois, 1952)
# The ENIAC computer - an even earlier computer built in the USA
# The Atanasoff-Berry Computer, held by many to have been the first electronic digital computer(1937/42)
The Museum can be found on Info Island II.
Technology History : Videos and PowerPoints http://technologyhistory.blogspot.com/ The link above goes to one of the Shambles "Forest of Theme Blogs" pages that provides videos and other multimedia resources to support the topic here.
If you would like to see all of the Theme Blogs then go to the full list at http://www.shambles.net/blogforest or click where you see this button
Timeline: 50 Years of Hard Drives http://wapo.st/1g3c11t Timeline: 50 Years of Hard Drives
Over the past five decades, hard drives have come a long way. Travel through time with us as we chronicle 50 milestones in hard-drive development--from product firsts to new technologies, and everything in between.
W3C: History http://www.w3.org/Consortium/facts#history W3C: History
History of the creation of the Web in 1989 by Tim Berners-Lee and of the origins of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), founded in 1994.
Includes a graphical time line
Documentation of the Early Web at SLAC (1991-1994) http://www.slac.stanford.edu/history/earlyweb/ Documentation of the Early Web at SLAC (1991-19940
Collection documents the installation of the first USA Web server at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)
History of technology listed at Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_technology History of technology listed at Wikipedia
The history of technology is the history of useful tools and techniques for doing practical things.
It is intimately related with the history of science, which includes how humans have acquired the background knowledge necessary to build useful things. Scientific endeavors have, especially in modern times, usually depended on specific technologies which assist humans to probe the nature of the universe in more detail than our natural senses allow.
The history of computing project http://www.thocp.net/ The history of computing project
Includes a timeline ... and Storylines with alternative timelines
Also computer history in a nutshell. There are over 40 small easy to digest chapters divided in 4 sections:
History of Technology http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/History_of_Technology History of Technology : Free online book at Wikibooks, a collection of free, open-content textbooks that you can edit.
This is a wiki textbook -- feel free to edit it, update it, correct it, and otherwise increase its teaching potential.
This textbook is primarily designed for Undergraduate level students of technology, media, and history. Its purpose is to examine different versions of Technological Determinism, Cultural Determinism, and other theories of how technologies are (historically) developed, and theories of the impact of technology on culture and society.
Retrieved from "http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/History_of_Technology:Preface"
Computer Museums and RetroComputing Culture http://www.webring.org/hub?ring=retrocomputing Computer Museums and RetroComputing Culture .. WebRing
The RetroComputing Ring tries to reflect the socio-anthropological impact of technological development. It's also an invitation to a reflection and comprehension, particularly from school, of Computer Science history and its social role.
History of ICT : Discussions at ITConversations http://bit.ly/1g3caCa History of ICT Discussions (Memory Lane) at ITConversations
Recording of discussions and presentations about History of ICT ... programmes can be downloaded free as mp3 files or by RSS subscription to podcast
The Technology Source Archives http://www.technologysource.org/ The Technology Source Archives
Published from 1997 to 2003, The Technology Source (ISSN 1532-0030) was a peer-reviewed bimonthly periodical whose purpose was to provide thoughtful, illuminating articles that would assist educators as they face the challenge of integrating information technology tools into teaching and into managing educational organizations.
This Web site maintains all of the articles originally published in The Technology Source.
Technology at Home http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/tryit/tech/ Technology at Home
How much time do you spend at your computer? How about listening to CDs or the radio? Watching TV? When was the last time you used a microwave oven?
Try to imagine going through a day without these items. They all make use of technologies developed in the 20th century.
This activity lets you go back through the century to find out when everyday items such as these first appeared in homes.
Making the Modern World Online http://www.makingthemodernworld.org.uk/ Making the Modern World Online is a groundbreaking initiative in web learning, based on the Science Museum's landmark gallery Making the Modern World. Funded by the Invest to Save Budget (ISB) and taking two years to complete, MMW-Online is an unprecedented collaboration between the Science Museum, Peter Symonds College and Mackenzie Ward Research (mwr)
MMW-Online carries a timeline of powerful stories about the world we have made through science and invention. From Stephenson's Rocket locomotive to the Apollo 10 space capsule, from medicine to the machine gun, these stories show how our lives are shaped by the things we make, invent and use.
Some great ICT history information ... but you may have to dig for it.
Education at Bletchley Park http://www.bletchleypark.org.uk/ Education at Bletchley Park
In addition to the main exhibition area that tells the story of Bletchley Park and the cracking of Enigma, there are also a number of specialist collections for your students to see, study and enjoy.