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The editors at Master of Arts in Teaching Degrees decided to research the topic of:
Then Versus Now: How Technology in Schools Has Changed Over Time
Timeline of Technology in Schools
- 1900 - 1920 - Age of the One-room Schoolhouse
- 1923 - Radios were introduced to classrooms; major cities established classroom instruction on radios - penmanship, accounting, history and arithmetic were included
- 1930s - overhead projectors initially used for US military training purposes quickly spread to schools
- 1933 - 52% of schools were using silent films and 3% were using sound films
- 1939 - the first TV appeared in a classroom in LA; now the most widely used technology in schools
- 1950 - Headphones became popular in schools and stations used to listen to audio tapes were dubbed 'language labs'
- 1964 - BASIC developed at Dartmouth College with the intent to give students a simple programming language that was easy-to-learn
- 1967 - Texas Instruments develops the handheld calculator
- 1967 - LOGO programming language developed
- 1972 - Scantron - automatically graded multiple choice examples
- 1973 - The Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium (later Corporation), most commonly known as MECC was founded
- creators of Lemonade Stand ('73) and Oregon Trail ('74)
- there was 1 computer for every 92 students
- the Apple Macintosh computer is developed
- 1985 -
- in 2010, Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Platinum 25th Anniversary Edition was released
- 1985 - Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? game developed and sold with the 1985 World Almanac and Book of Facts
- 1988 - laptops are developed (by 2005, only 10% public schools lent laptop computers to students)
- 1990 - CD-ROM disks became the new kind of storage
- 1992 - schools are use Gopher servers to provide students with online information.
- 1994 - According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), about 35% of American public schools had Internet access
- 1995 - most CAI is delivered on CD-ROM disks and is growing in popularity
- 1996 - faculty create instructional web pages
- 1999 - SMART boards introduced in schools
- 2001- 80% of schools with internet access offered professional development training for teachers for integrating technology into classrooms.
- 2002- 99% of schools had internet access
- 2009- 1 computer for every 5.3 students in US schools
- 2010 - 1 wireless device for every 3.4 students in US schools
- 2011 - 80% of children under 5 use internet daily in the US
- 2012 - 1.5 million iPads provided by schools
- 2013 - 90% of students under the age of 18 have access to mobile technology.