How did we get to modern computers?
Today digital technologies are a great resource for doing a lot of things at school, but how did we get to this point?
All started from the binary code, the easiest way to convey ideas. The first computer was created in the 50s. Technology has developed with some research coming from a lot of scientists, but the main research was the theory of computability by Alan Turing. He described this theory in a book titled “On computable numbers with an application to the Entscheidingproblem”. This theory is at the base of all modern computers.
How do we use technologies at school?
Today schools are equipped with a lot of technological devices including laptops, tablets and IWBs. Each classroom becomes a computer lab as pupils can use their own smartphones to use apps and web tools in order to create digital products, on their own or in groups.
In my school pupils use digital tools for many international projects, for example Erasmus+ and eTwinning projects. Thanks to these projects we have learned to use many apps and web tools to create interactive presentations (Genially), make digital games (LearningApps) or design comics (Book Creator).
I think that through innovative learning methods, us pupils can understand things better than just with the traditional explanation from teachers. Digital technologies make our lessons at school very interesting.