This article is cross-posted from edtechtimes.com, where I currently serve as editor-in-chief.
Over at eSchoolNews, they are taking us on a trip down memory lane with these tools that were considered “ed tech” when we were back in school.
- Overhead projectors (early 1960s):
- Cassette recorders (early ‘70s-late ‘90s):
- Floppy disks (Mid ‘70s-early 2000s):
- Oregon Trail (V.1- ’74):
- Lemonade Stand (V.1- ’79):
- Dry-erase boards (Made in the mid-‘70s and popularized in classrooms in the ‘90s):
- Reader Rabbit (V.1- ’86):
- TI-80 graphing calculator (’95):
- Tamagotchi (’96), Giga Pet (’97), and Nano Pet (’97)
- Alta Vista (’98) and Ask Jeeves (’99)
Personally, I think that filmstrips are missing from this list, falling somewhere between that cassette recorder and floppy disks, and full of that “boop-y” goodness that would signal when it was time to turn to the next frame. Also, never forget the Laserdisk era – best science class movies ever.
Check out the full list with pictures over at eSchool News.