This Then vs. Now timeline infographic visually walks you through how much technological aids in schools have improved since the early 1900s. From the creation of overhead projectors in the 1959s to the introduction of smart boards in the early 2000s, you will see some familiar concepts that bring back classroom memories.
The infographic was researched and compiled by Faronics. The topic of how computer usage in schools has developed over time makes for an interesting read and even a nostalgic memorabilia. It also reminds us how far society has developed technologically, considering the fact that currently, over 35 percent of students under the age of 18 learn from electronic textbooks. This would have been hard to envision back in 1944, when the first operating computer was just being introduced for classroom use.
This Timeline Infographic Shows How Tech in Schools Evolved
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