History of Technology in the Classroom


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What is one of the most enduring pieces of classroom technology, which made its appearance around 1900?

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1. What form of media incorporates the best of the chalkboard and computer and allows students and teachers to interact simultaneously?

2. Which of the following teacher and student tools is most likely provided by a school?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

The printable, interactive quiz/worksheet combo can be used to assess your knowledge of the changes made to classroom procedures by the incorporation of technological advances. Quiz questions include identifying technologies used in the classroom.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to measure your familiarity with the following:

  • The education media device introduced in 1801
  • An advancement introduced around 1900
  • The ancestor of the copy machine
  • School-provided media device
  • The device that allows students and teachers to interact

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet will allow you to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the history of classroom technology
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about advances in classroom technology in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the history of classroom technology

Additional Learning

To learn more about the history of classroom technology, study the accompanying lesson History of Technology in the Classroom. The lesson deals with the following objectives:

  • Comment on how technological advances have impacted teachers' approach to instruction
  • Discuss the invention and use of the slide rule and what replaced it
  • Investigate how the pencil and paper facilitated classroom instruction
  • Talk about the importance of personal computers in regard to student-student and student-teacher communication