Friday, 23 May 2014

The first Morse Code message - May, 24 1844

170 years ago the first Morse code message was sent on an experimental telegraph line from Washington to Baltimore.

The following is a Morse Code  message: 
.... . .-.. .-.. --- / . ...- . .-. -.-- -... --- -.. -.--
(Guess what I wrote!)

The history of Telegraphy:

The first Morse code message:

Samuel Morse:

The history of Morse Code

Try to write your own Morse code message with the Morse code translator!

"This mode of instantaneous communication must inevitably become an instrument of immense power"
 Morse,  1838

"Of all the marvelous achievements of modern science the electric telegraph is transcendentally the greatest 
and most serviceable to mankind … 
The whole earth will be belted with the electric current, 
palpitating with human thoughts and emotions … 
How potent a power, then, is the telegraphic destined to become in the civilization of the world! 
This binds together by a vital cord all the nations of the earth. 
It is impossible that old prejudices and hostilities should longer exist, while such an instrument has been created for an exchange of thought between all the nations of the earth."
Charles F. Briggs and Augustus Maverick, "The Story of the Telegraph", 1858

How communication has changed in time

Let's see how communication changed through the ages. Have a look at the following infographics.
Click on the images or on the  links below each image to enlarge:

Also technology in school has changed over time!

Watch the following two videos about how technology 
is changing in education.

Students' task

After reading all the information and watching the videos about the communication evolution, write a report about your impressions. 

  • Has the way children study changed for the better?
  • Do you use technology in your school?
  • Do you think studying with computers, iPads or mobiles can be more productive?
  • Do you enjoy using new digital tools? Why?
  • What are the pros and cons about using technology in the classroom?

Of course you can't use paper and pen for your report...
Choose one of these tools and have fun! (to collect your web resources) (if you want to add any links to an image) (for your mindmaps) (to make your own infographic) (to create your e-book)

1 comment:

  1. There are different things that can be known like summarizing paraphrasing and retelling english. We must write english well and according to code of conduct.