Education Technology Timeline

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First Public School in the U.S.- Boston Latin School

1635 - 2013

John Dury invents the "modern library"

1651 - 2013

Nicholas-Jacques Conte creates the basis for the first pencil

1795 - 2013

Chistopher Sholes invents the first typewriter with a QWERTY keypad

1863 - 2013

1st computer used for instruction

1950 - 2013

IBM 650 - 1st commercially available digital computer at a cost of $500k

1959 - 2013

1st hand held calculator by Texas Instruments

1967 - 2013

Apple begins selling its first computer Apple IIe

1977 - 2013

18% of schools have one or more computers for instruction

1981 - 2013

Oregon Trail is the first educational software used in schools

1985 - 2013

Schools now average 1 computer per 18 students

1991 - 2013

3% of Schools have Internet Access-- Clinton challenges all schools to connect

1994 - 2013

1 in 12 students in formal education settings have computer access

1996 - 2013

78% of Higher Education Students have access to online courses

1997 - 2013

Awesome Stories Launches Free Story-Based Learning Website

1999 - 2013

1 Computer for Every 5 Students in School

2000 - 2013

94% of all Schools Have Internet Access

2004 - 2013

54% of Schools Have Laptops Available to Students

2005 - 2013

Nearly 1 Student in 5 Takes at Least 1 Course Online

2007 - 2013

NYC orders 2000 ipads for Students in Pilot Program

2011 - 2013

LAUSD board votes $50m program to equip 650k students wtih laptops

2013

Awesome Stories Launches Standards-Based, Assignment, Reporting Premium Service

2013