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by admin published Jul 30, 2008 07:23 AM, last modified Apr 05, 2011 10:05 PM
All stories by Richard Millwood — last modified Apr 05, 2011 10:05 PM
All the stories, irrespective of theme
Calculators by Richard Millwood — last modified Apr 05, 2011 10:05 PM
Calculators don't normally fit people's ideas of educational computing, but the need to calculate numerical tables for navigation, tides and gunnery was a major driving force for the invention of algorithms and computers, and thus calculators hold a special place in the historical development of computing at its most mathematical and its teaching.
Design for learning by Richard Millwood — last modified Apr 05, 2011 10:05 PM
Many authors have attempted to make resources for others to benefit from the experience of designing learning materials. Some have been specific to technologies and time-bound, others rise above to lay down concepts and rules-of-thumb which endure
Education and society by Richard Millwood — last modified Apr 05, 2011 10:05 PM
If you have been working in the field of educational computing for a long time, its easy to forget how times are moving along and that many of the adults working in the field have grown up with microcomputers in schools. This presents a challenge to those who have been involved since early days to respond to a growing society-wide adoption of technology where education can be seen to be lagging, whereas it once was seen to be leading.
Embedding by admin — last modified Apr 05, 2011 10:05 PM
Stories of new practices becoming the norm in educational contexts
First Use by cal2011 — last modified Apr 14, 2011 10:07 AM
These are stories relating to first use of a computer in education.
Inspiration by Richard Millwood — last modified Apr 05, 2011 10:05 PM
Many adopters of educational computing were influenced by the inspirational practice of others whose creativity & ingenuity made clear the benefits of learning with new technologies
Journeys by Richard Millwood — last modified Apr 05, 2011 10:05 PM
This theme is for stories about people's experience over a long period of time, illustrating their developing insight and experience.
Pioneering practice by Richard Millwood — last modified Apr 05, 2011 10:05 PM
With the mass adoption of microcomputers in the 1980s many enthusiastic teachers and trainers found themselves responding to demand from children and adults to know more, ranging from informal courses to developing the formal curriculum
Programming by Richard Millwood — last modified Apr 05, 2011 10:05 PM
Many educators and trainers were inspired by the ability to create their own programs for computers, unleashing a new kind of creativity and problem solving which in some cases were life-changing