Throughout history, technologies have evolved to solve problems faced by humans. Technology has impacted all aspects of our lives and is constantly changing. It is important to understand what a technology is and how it works, so that we can make wise choices about its role in our lives.
Technology in Education
Using technology for educational purposes has changed the way we teach and learn. Students are able to access information faster, work at their own pace and collaborate with other students around the world through online learning. This allows teachers to spend more time working with small groups of students or individual students. In addition, students are able to use programs that allow them to remediate or expand their knowledge on topics that they are struggling with or researching.
The earliest form of technology is known as primitive technology. Examples of primitive technology include hunting and gathering, domestication of animals and plants and stone tools. The development of technological advancements like the wheel, daisy-wheel printer and floppy disk led to the 1970s being a decade of booming technology innovation. This was the decade that saw the first ever video game, Pong, invented along with Ethernet (which is still in use today). By the 1990s, technology had become a huge part of business and daily life.