Vintage education technology. In the VocabularySpellingCity office, we appreciate the history of educational technology & enjoy viewing previous "revolutions" in edtech. Visitors get to visit the museum. Have retired film strips, educ'l records, or whatever? We might give them a home. Did you use these technologies, were they revolutionary? Comment on the site or tweet to me: @VSpellCityMayor PS. I'm looking for a classic old teacher gradebook, have one?
The telegraph with Morse Code revolutionized long distance communications in 1800s. Coupled with the railroad, it launched the modern network era which directly led to the Interstate Highway System, the telephone system, and today's Internet.
My Dad used and knew Morse. I know:
dot dot dot dash dash dash dot dot dot (SOS).
For my birthday, I received my own Morse Code set (thanks Diane and Brian).
Morse Code Signaling Outfit
I'm sort of surprised that there's no more websites and apps dedicated to allowing us to experience the beauty of Morse Code. Well, there's a project!
While today's youth might be unfamiliar with taking pictures with a dedicated camera, I can well remember black and white cameras, Polaroid cameras, Kodak Instamatics, bellows cameras, flash bulbs, and even developing and printing lack and white photos. And my collection is full of these. In fact, it got enriched by two new cameras in the past week.
These are Polaroid cameras before the Polaroid became synonymous with instant photography.
Selfies weren't so practical with the old technology....