Technology for education. Ed tech is now a hot topic since it overlaps with broader social question of: "What should education, in today's world, be about?" One of my contributions to this discussion is this site which catalogs some of the previous "revolutions" in technology used in education.More about this site.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
In March of this year, I wondered into an antiques mall (the Teasure Chest), met Fred, and bought several items including this Victrola.
I haven't taken my victrola into the office, I keep it at home. Partially because while it is old and genuine, I'm not entirely sure that it counts as something used in education.
I think Victrolas were entirely for home entertainment and were in people's parlors, not in schools.
I gather in the early days there were two types of record players: those with external horns and those with an internal speaker. The internal speaker type are Victrolas. This one dates from around 1920.
The machine came with one particularly beat-up old 78 rpm records. In fact, it had a cigarette burn on it so you could play the first third. But it was a great song, it was the army fight song.
Over hill, over dale...Or is it ...
Over Here, Over there, we will hit, the dusty trail, and those cassions, go rolling along.