Technology has evolved at a neck-snapping pace. We see it every day as we all learn about new web tools, apps, startups, and ideas in the education technology arena. We have bright eyes staring toward the horizon and we’re all hoping for a bright future for our students.
But it’s important to look back.
I’ve found you never truly know where you’re headed until you understand where you’ve been. In terms of education technology (emphasis on technology), we’ve come so far. Let’s look at an interesting image that I came across whilst browsing the ol’ Pinterest:
As you can see, over the past 25 years we have moved from large floppy disks designed to fit into a narrow port in your giant mass of a computer. Now we have ultra-portable and very-forgettable cards that hold a bazillion times more information than those floppy things. That’s a precise number so you may wanna write that down.
So where does this leave us? Quite simply, it gets me excited about what the next 25 years hold in terms of technology. It gets me jazzed about technology’s role in education to be precise. After all, that’s why Edudemic was started a few years ago. To think that it was started before iPads were even around. Crazy.
Do you remember all those disks and drives seen in the above image? Did it invoke some knee-jerk reaction? Perhaps a trippy flashback or two? Share your experiences in the comments anytime!