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 https://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 https://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 https://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.
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 https://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
History of the Internet (video) https://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.
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 https://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 https://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 https://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) https://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 https://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.
History of Technology https://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"
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.
Education at Bletchley Park https://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.
Internet Predictions Database http://www.elon.edu/e-web/imagining/ The Imagining the Internet Predictions Database examines the potential future of the Internet while simultaneously providing a peek back into its history.
We invite you to navigate through three useful resource areas that: illuminate the views of stakeholders - The Experts Survey; give an historic overview - The 1990 to 1995 Predictions; and allow your participation - Share Your Vision Today.
Computer Museum of America http://www.computer-museum.org/ Computer Museum of America
The Computer Museum of America was established in 1983 by Jim and Marie Petroff, founders of the San Diego Chapter of Independent Computer Consultants Association (ICCA).
While without a display space in its early years, through the efforts of a tireless band of volunteers the Museum continued to collect and preserve historic computer equipment, as well as display portions of its collection every year at the California Computer Expo (formerly the San Diego Computer Fair).
Classic Computer Magazine Archive https://www.atarimagazines.com/ Classic Computer Magazine Archive - his site presents the full text of early personal computing magazines, including images and advertisements.
Triumph of the Nerds http://www.pbs.org/nerds/ Triumph of the Nerds
PBS Online is proud to present the companion Web site for the PBS television special "Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires." On television and the Internet, you can learn in vivid detail how youthful amateurs, hippies and self-proclaimed "nerds" accidentally changed the world.
The Computer History Museum in Mountain View California https://computerhistory.org/ The Computer History Museum in Mountain View California
This site provides online resources for the computer history researcher. It includes a timeline of computer technology, an artifact database, a document archive, and online exhibits.
The Computer Chronicles https://archive.org/details/computerchronicles Hosted by Stewart Cheifet, Computer Chronicles is the world's most popular television program on personal technology. Currently in its 19th broadcast season (2002), the show is viewed by over 1 million people on nearly 300 stations in the United States and over 100 countries worldwide!
The series covers high-tech subjects around the world, having shot programs in such various locations as France, Israel, Scotland, India, Taiwan, Japan, Hungary, Germany, and Hong Kong. Computer Chronicles is also videotaped on location in San Francisco and in Silicon Valley areas.
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