While doing research on education and technology I ran across this really cool video. It shows how technology has advanced and how it’s been used and continues to be used in the classrooms.
I smiled and nodded the whole time watching it. I can relate to most of it from the seat of the student. The teachers who taught me used some of the technology to conduct lessons in class. Today’s technology far surpasses what was used in classrooms in the 70’s, 80’s & 90’s. As a teacher, classrooms are now supplied with computers, laptops, ipads and smartphones. So I was totally surprised Spring 2013 semester when I took Child Development and the professor teaching the class used an overhead projector for the students to take notes. He refused to use email or black board. In this day of modern day technology I must admit, we were all a bit stunned and slightly annoyed. Being from the era of constant note taking, the whole thing was very familiar to me. However, my classmates sighed loudly each time the professor used the overhead to lecture and demanded the students take notes. Surprisingly, no one complained.