posted by BRAD M. on .
what are a few examples of Technology use in American Schools from the 1980s to the persent
Computers and their many uses from research to PowerPoint to record keeping, internet, phones, overhead projectors, audio systems, TVs.
In the mid- to late-1980s, I used to take my students (class by class) to the one computer lab on campus. These visits were scheduled far in advance! Students who had a good rough draft of their essay assignment completed could get on a computer, enter the text, run it through spell-check, and print it.
Later, in the late 1990s, my school got a state grant to put technology (mostly computers as it turned out) all over the campus, not just in the offices or in computer labs. We were able to put a teacher-station in each classroom and an additional 2 to 15 student-stations in each classroom, too. The number depended on the subject area and how the teacher proposed to use them. We also put together two mobile labs -- very large carts that held one printer and 35 laptops that a teacher could schedule for use in his/her classroom for a specific project -- social studies research, English writing/editing, etc.
And that's only referring to computers. Ms. Sue has mentioned many more items that are used.
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