Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

I remember the first time I was introduced to the internet (dial-up), in grade 7. Our teacher, Mr. Marshall, spoke about this strange information sharing system called the internet back in the day. I didn’t understand what he was talking about, or how it worked, but I do remember viewing the current locations of each dog sled team on a single computer. I remember listening to the computer trying to attempt to connect to the internet, bringing up a webpage, and all of us students were confused. My teacher was so excited, and we couldn’t understand why. When I think back on it, we were witnessing the change of education and the way we now live. My students don’t know how I survived without technology; ie. the internet, cellphones, iPads etc. I always explain to them that it wasn’t that long ago when all of these technologies came into play.

3 comments

  1. Oh how I remember having to dial-up for connection, let alone having to tie up phone lines for gaming. Somehow I don’t think my parents were that enthused hearing the beeping of fax machine when others were trying to connect.
    Andrew

  2. I also remember keeping track of the Iditarod in grade 6 as well using the internet. It is amazing how far things have come since then!

  3. Hi Sean

    This is a great story. What will it be like in 50 years from now? What will those teachers be telling?

    Christopher

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