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The history of education technology (in under 4 minutes)


The history of education technology (in under 4 minutes)

Sure, you know about the current trends in education. You know how popular iPads, Chromebooks, and other devices are in schools around the world. But it hasn’t been that long since the days of having a single desktop computer in a classroom was a technological marvel.

In fact, it’s probably worth noting that we’ve come a long way in terms of edtech. So what better way to review the past than through a cute and informational YouTube video? I bring you, amazing ladies and gentlemen, the history of education technology in under 4 minutes.

This video does a great job of quickly walking you through the distant past as well as the recent changes happening in modern classrooms. From the building blocks of technology (geometry is an example) to the current proliferation of devices, there’s a lot to cover.

This video does not cover everything that’s happened in terms of the history of education technology, of course. It barely scratches the surface. But it also does something many other videos do not: it starts in the distant past rather than just a few decades ago. Enjoy!

Jeff is an education and technology lover who has worked in far too many industries to count. Okay, like maybe 5 or 6. Jeff can indeed count that high but it's not recommended. Jeff also likes to write bios in the third-person.


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