Image Science and Analysis Laboratory, NASA-Johnson Space Center. "The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth."
Image Science and Analysis Laboratory, NASA-Johnson Space Center. "The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth."
Overview

When you follow this "trail of learning" you will discover the history of technology in the United States. This trail does not cover EVERY aspect of technology but you will see the evolution of technology from the "Big Bang" to the Internet. You will learn about the history of technology through a series of videos, most of them hosted by TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design)[1]

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Collaborate with peers using digital tools and resources (ISTE Teacher Standard #3)
  • Model digital etiquette and responsible social interactions related to the use of technology and information (ISTE Teacher Standard #4)
  • Participate in a local learning communities to explore creative applications of technology to improve student learning (ISTE Teacher Standard #4)
  • Use the following Wikispace tools: 1.) discussion board; 2.) comment feature; 3.) wikispace editor; and 4.) Uploading File Tool

Evidence of Learning

In order for you to provide me with evidence of your learning you must do TWO things:
  • 1.) Login to Wikispaces - you should have already setup a Wikispaces account on the Base Camp
  • 2.) Join the Wikispace when you visit the Technology as a Social Practice: A History of Technology Trail (link is below)
    • a.) In order to JOIN the wikispace, you must click the Join button - look at my example so you can see where it is - click here -
    • b.) If you do not see a JOIN button, you might not be logged in. If you are logged in, refresh (reload) your web browser.
  • Discussion Board Comments
  • Wikipage Comments
  • Wikipage Posting
  • Representational Drawing

Link to Trail of Learning

^ Technology as a Social Practice: A History of Technology [2]
  1. ^ You can learn more about TED Conferences here - http://www.ted.com/pages/about - (optional)
  2. ^ Links to trails will open in a new tab; this is by design. If your web browser is not set to open links in new tabs, the links will open in a new window (this is not what I intended).