This weekend I put together a presentation / slideshow for my STEM students I titled, “Visual Notetaking and Dreaming Big.” In the presentation this week in class, I’m sharing with my students about my 2007 trip to MacWorld in San Francisco, when I saw Steve Jobs announce the iPhone to the world. Look closely at the cell phone (on my belt) and digital camcorder (in my hands) in the photo below from that trip.
by Wesley Fryer
Oh that flip phone and DV camcorder “are SO 2007!”
by Wesley Fryer
One of the MANY points I’m trying to make for my students (as they practice their visual notetaking skills during this presentation) is that the technology we’re using today is going to seem SO slow and antiquated in just a few years when they are in high school and college. One of my students today made this point himself, when he declared the original iPhone (iPhone1) his parents gave him to use is so slow he just wants to throw it away. Imagine: The most advanced, expensive, consumer-level smartphone just six years old is now “throw away” digital technology for students in elementary school. This is a visible example of Moore’s Law and exponential change in the classroom!
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