Educational Technology Infographics

Timeline of Educational Technology in Schools Infographic


It’s amazing how quickly technology changes, even in the course of six months. But can you imagine how much it has changed over decades? The Timeline of Educational Technology in Schools Infographic shows how educational technology has evolved in schools over the past 114 years.

  • 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)
  • 1984 – The Apple Macintosh computer is developed. The ration of computers to students in US schools is 1 – 92
  • 1985 – Touch typing software Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing is developed and popularized in schools
  • 1988 – laptops are developed and are eventually utilized as teaching tools
  • 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

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