Timeline of Wave Theory

Timeline created by donnabcarroll
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    Agricultural Wave

    Agricultural Age:
    During this time the people planted crops and consumed what they grew.They were both the consumer and the producer.
    Education: The education during the first wave was based solely on individualized education or home schoolong.There was not a large need for education.
    Technology: The technology from this wave was based on the need.Some of the invetions included widgets, pulleys, and and levers.
    Families: The families lived together on the land they tended.
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    Second Wave: Industrial Age

    The industrial age brought about the rise of factories and mass peoduction.
    Education: During this time children started going to school. They were grouped by ages and the use of television and videos were incorprated into the education.
    Technology: Some of the technology of this wave included the telephone, transportation, newspapers and movies.
    Families: Nuclear families working fathers, stay at home mothers.
  • Socialist Party of America (6)

  • Mckinley Assassinated (6)

    Mckinley assassinated by Leon Czolgosz.
  • Teddy Bear (5)

    Teddy Bear  (5)
    The Teddy Bear becamea fad after President Teddy Roosevelt refused to shoot a small tied up bear.
  • Invention of Crayons (2)

    Invention of Crayons (2)
    In 1903 the first box of crayons debuted by two cousins. The box only contained the basic eight colors.
  • Inception of the Frod Motor Company (3)

    Henry Ford began the Ford Motor Company after a disagreement with the detroit company that he was already working for. He adapted the assembly line method to the production of cars which enabled the production to go faster. Ford was known for paying well at his company.
  • Mary McLeod Bethune (4)

    Mary McLeod Bethune (4)
    Mary McLeod Bethune started the first school for African American girls in 1904 in Daytona, Florida. Later another school for boys was formed and then the Bethune-Cookman College in 1923.
  • New York City Subway Opens (2)

    New York Subway The subway began in 1904 with the Mayor being the first to control the transit. That afternoon 100.000 people paid $. 05 to take a ride on the subway. Still going today more than 4.5 million people take the subway everyday for work or to just get around the city.
  • Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (4)

    The foundation was founded in 1906 to advance research in the teaching field. The foundation also helps fund aid to higher education through the formation of the Pell Grant.
  • Henry Ford introduced the Model T car (3)

    car In 1908 Henry Ford introduced the first Model T car. The cost of the car was 825.00. He was credited for making the first affordable car.
  • NAACP Formed (5)

    NAACP Is formed. This goes along with the progressive movement at this time.
  • Charles Kettering (3)

     Charles Kettering (3)
    Charles Ketterling invented the first automobile electrical ingniton system. Kettering was an engineer and he worked for GM. The fisrt ingintion was installed on a cadillac. THis device being installed eliminated the need for hand cranking.
  • Motorized Camera (2)

    The motorized camera replaces the crank camera.
  • 16th Amendment Income Tax (6)

    The 16th amendment was put into place to allow the government to be able to take a portion of a person's income to help repay the nation's debt.
  • First Montessori School (4)

    First Montessori School (4)
    Maria Montessori began a school where children learned through independence. She believed that each student should learn at thier own pace and that a teacher should not dominate a student adn the student should not become dependent on the student.
  • Edward Thorndike (4)

    Edward Thorndike (4)
    Edward Thorndike did experiments on animals. He fromulated the theory of Law of Effect. He also believed that learning took place with a stimulous and response method.
  • First Moving Assembly Line (3)

    First Moving Assembly Line (3)
    Ford created the first moving assembly line. By doing this he increased the production and decreased the amount of time it took to assemble a car.
  • The Federal Reserve System is created (6)

    The Federal Reserve System is created was created in 1913. THe goal was economic stability.
  • Titanic Sinks (5)

    Titanic sinlls. It was said to be the unsinkable ship.
  • John Dewey (5)

    John Dewey (5)
    John Dewey believed that learnig should involve real life experiences. THrough his thoery the progressive education movement began.
  • First Self Service Grocery Store (3)

    Piggly Wiggly was the first self service grocery store to open. Prior to this people gave a clerk their order and the order was filled.
  • Prohibition (6)

    Prohibition begins making the sale and consumption of alcohol illegal.
  • Comercial Broadcast Radio (3)

    Commercial Broadcasting After many years of tinkering with parts a plug in and go radio was invented. As as result companies took the advantage of commericial adveritsing. A new era began with the radio and broadcasting.
  • Gestalt Theory (4)

    Gesalt Theory believes that you have to think of the whole and its parts to get meanning. Max Wertheimer was a big proponent of the Gesalt Theory.
  • 19th Amendment (6)

    Women are begining to get one step closer to becoming equals when they gain the right to vote.
  • Lie Detetor (2)

    Lie Detetor (2)
    Lie Detector A machine used by police to detect if a person is lieing or not was invented by John Larson in 1921.
  • Insulin Discovered (5)

    Insulin was discovered inhopes to find a cure for diabetes.
  • Jean Piaget (4)

    Jean Piaget began his work in the 1920's. He believed that children went through stages of development and these stages determined their ability to learn. With his stages he believed that a child could not skip a stage or be rushed through a stage.
  • Televison (2)

    TelevisionPhilo Farnsworth attempts to broadcast the image of a dollar bill.
  • First Mickey Mouse Cartoon (5)

    First Mickey Mouse Cartoon (5)
    Mickey Mouse came at atime when society needed uplifting. Was a refreshing face to the gloom of the economy.
  • Stock Market Crash (3)

    Black Tuesday was a day that the stockmarket crashes. This of course was a big hit for investors and companies. THis was the begining of the Great Depression.
  • Lev Vygotsky (4)

    Lev Vygotsky (4)
    Lev Vygotsky developed the belief of the Zone of Proximal Development. This is a zone in which a child learns independantly and then with help.
  • Dick and Jane (4)

    Dick and Jane books that taught many children to read were forst published in 1931.
  • Empire State Buildomg Opens (5)

    Empire State Buildomg Opens  (5)
    Empire State Building became the worl's tallest skyscraper.
  • Scotch Tape (2)

    Scotch tape Richard Drew wa an engineer at the 3M company. He inveted the scotch tape a clear tape. Earlier he had invented masking tape.
  • Reconstruction Finance Corporation (3)

    Reconstruction Finance Corporation Under the administration of Herbert hover the Reconstruction Finance Corporation was developed to help lend money. This was brought about to try to bring around the economy after the depression.
  • Hoover Dam Completed (5)

    Hoover Dam Completed (5)
    Hoover Dam was completed
  • Franklin Roosevelt Becomes President (6)

    Franklin Roosevelt Becomes President (6)
    Roosevelt worked hard to restore American's faith after the depression.
  • Wealth Tax (3)

    Wealth Tax was created to help creat funds for programs that were being created to help people with the depression.
  • New Deal (6)

    FDR esatblished the new deal to bring about change and a fresh start after the depression.
  • Xerox Copy Machine (2)

    Copy Machine A law student named Chester Carlson invented a process to copy somrthing using electrostatic energy, The process was called Xeograpgy and was not made available to the public until 1950.
  • First Social Security Check Delivered (3)

    Social Security Check Delivered The governement issued the first check in its new retirement benefit program. The first check was worth $22.45.
  • Pearl Harbor Attacked (6)

    The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The United States enters World War II.
  • First Digital Computer (2)

    Jonh Ataansoff and Clfford Barry complete the first prototype of the first digital computer. It can store informaton and add and subtract.
  • Rations Begin (5)

    Rationing began asa result of the war and the women going to work.
  • Coal Miners Strike (3)

    Coal minersStrike over wages and conditions.
  • D-Day (6)

    D-Day was the day the Americans planned to ambush the enemy. Many lives were lost on this day.
  • Frozen Dinners (5)

    Frozen Dinners (5)
    Frozen Dinners became popular as a result of women woroking outside of the home.
  • Microwave Oven (2)

    Microwave OvenPercy Spencer a worker at Raytheon company discoverd a new way in which to manufacture magnetrons.
  • Dr. Spock (4)

    Dr. Spock wrote the book Baby and Child Care. Came at the time of the baby boomer.
  • Big Bang Theory (4)

    Big Bang Theory was proposed by George Gamow .
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    Third Wave: Information Wave

    The information wave brought about the use of computers on a daily basis.
    Education: Computer labs in schools, the use of the internet, and distance education.
    Families: Two parent working families, single parent families, and grandparents raising children.

    Technology: Computers, cell phones, internet.
  • First Credit Card (3)

    First Credit Card (3)
    Credit Card Frank MacNamara wanted a way for customers to be able to pay for items at mutiple stores witht he same card. The Diners' Card was born and became the first credit card.
  • G. I. Bill (4)

    G.I. Bill was formed to give men teturning form the war a chance to get a hogher education.
  • Black Box Flight Recorder (2)

    Black box David Warren was a researcher of aeronauticcs in Australia who believed that pilots' conversations should be recorded and protected. He thought of this as away to investigate why planes crash. The first balck box went into production in1957.
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower President (6)

    Dwight Eisenhower served two terms as president.
  • B. F. Skinner Opernant Conditioning (3)

    B.F. Skinner did research on mice and thoer reactions to certain stimuli. He believed that children could learn in the same way. When children are being taught a skill if they are rewarded with a correct reponse thay are more willing to remember the skil and learn more.
  • Disney Opens (5)

    Disney opened in 1955. The admission at that time was $1.00. Walt Disney had a vision that the place would be a happy place for all to come.
  • Rosa Parks (5)

    Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passanger. This is believed to have sparked the civil right movemnet.
  • Benjamin Bloom (3)

    Bloom's Taxonomy was created as a way for educators to formulate their questionong of students. Bloom believed that there is a level of questioning and asking questions in the higher order requires more than just a quick response. THe taxonomy table is still used today by many educators as a means to formulate test questions.
  • Microchip (2)

    Microchip  (2)
    Microchip The microchip was inventend by two different men Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce. Both men were working on thier inventions at the same time unaware of each other's inventions.
  • Alaska and Hawaii Become a state (6)

    Alaska and Hawaii become the 49th and 50th states.
  • Jerome Bruner (4)

    Bruner did not believe the same way as the behaviorist before him. Bruner felt that a peron stores the information when it is presented to them according to where it fits in thier mind.
  • Marshall McLuhan (2)

    Marshall McLuhan was one of the forst to believe that communication and technology would have an impact on education.
  • Ruby Bridges (5)

    Ruby Bridges was the first black to attend a white school. She was the only one on her class on that day.
  • Samuel Kirk (5)

    Samuel Kirk was the first to use the term "learning disability". He did a lot of research of the topic and helped bring about fairness in schools for children with disabilities.
  • MLK Speech (5)

    MLK Speech  (5)
    MLK gave his "I have a Dream" speech.
  • Lord's Prayer Banned from School (6)

    Lord's prayer banned as a result of the seperation of church and state.
  • Kennedy assasinated (6)

    Kennedy was shot and killed while riding in a car in Dallas Texas.
  • ERIC established (2)

    ERIC is an online digital library for educational research.
  • First Super Bowl (3)

    Super Bowl THe first Super Bowl was between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs. The super bowl has made a big impact in advertisement and the econmy since it's first game.
  • Video Game (2)

    There were many other version but this was the first on a TV set.
  • First Eartth Day (5)

    Earth Day first celebrated in April of 1970. It is a dat to learn how to repect our earth.
  • Floppy Disk (2)

    Floppy Disk IBM was the first to introduce the floppy disk. It made transferring and storing information easier. The disk began as an 8" disk shrinking in size over the years to now practically being obsolete replaced by the disk.
  • Watergate (6)

    Watergate (6)
    Watergate was the begining of the end for Richard Nixon.
  • Abortion becomes legal (5)

    Abortion becomes legal as a result of Roe V. Wade.
  • UPC Bar Code (3)

    UPC Bar Code (3)
    UPC Code The UPC barcode was tweaked and became a usable barcode in the US in 1973. Prior to 1973 the products still had a code but the actual UPC code was invented in 1973 by George J. Laurer .
  • Mary P. Dolciani (4)

    Mary P. Dolciani developed the first multi media math lab in he city school system.
  • Ford Becomes President (6)

    Ford becomes president after Nixon is forced to rsign.
  • Microsoft Founded (3)

    Microsoft was founded. It has since become am ajor leaderin computer sales and research.
  • Altair 8800 (2)

    Sales of the computer are through a magazine.
  • Albert Bandura (4)

    Albert Bandura was most famous for the Bobo Doll experiment. Bandura believed that by observing certain behaviors they would be imitated by children, including aggressive behaivors.
  • CNN Launches (3)

    Ted Turner launched the first all news network. The first cable news channel to broadcast the news twenty four hours a day.
  • David Ausubel (4)

    David Ausubel began the practice of concept maps. He believed that new learning took place by relating it to concepts already learned.
  • Rubik's Cube becomes the Craze (5)

    Rubik's Cube becomes the Craze (5)
    Rubik's Cube becomes the popular toy of the eighites.
  • Assasination Attempt of President Reagan (6)

    Assasination Attempt of President Reagan (6)
  • IBM Personal Computer (2)

    Personal Computer IBM consults with Bill Gates on completing an operaing system for its new perxonal computer. A team of engineers worked on the project and it was released on August 12, 1981. The computer was named the IBM PC.
  • Sandra Day O' Connor (6)

    Sandra Day O' Connor (6)
    Sandra Day O' Connor became the fisrt woman to serve on the Supreme Court.
  • Pac- Man (3)

    Pac- Man a video game with a yellow dot chasing ghosts becomes all the rage.
  • Howard Gardner (4)

    Howard Gardner is known for his theory of mulitiple intelligences. He believes there are seven types of intelligence that a learner uses to solve problems.
  • Microsoft Windows (2)

    Microsoft Windows (2)
    Introduction of Windows Microsoft released a new oprating system called windows. The sytem has been changed many times over the years causing great buzz along the way.
  • Spaceship Challenger (5)

    Spaceship Challenger (5)
    Spaceship Challenger explodes six seconds after it takes off with the whole world to see.
  • David Jonassen (4)

    David Jonassen Is a big believer in technology in education. He believes that computers are a mindtool that the brain uses as an aid in learning.
  • Stock Market increases. (3)

    Stock Market increases with the use of the internet.
  • Worl Wide Web (2)

    World Wide Web Tim Burnes Lee and a team of researchers began developing the terms HTTP and HTML which led to web pages and a way to get to them.
  • First Charter School (4)

    First Charter School was established in Minnesota.
  • Waco Compound (5)

    Waco Compound was taken down after the FBi and ATF staked it out for days.
  • Yahoo (2)

    Yahoo was incorporated.
  • Oaklahoma City Bombing

    Oaklahoma . A Federal building was bombed by Timothy McVeigh.
  • Panama Canal Returns to Panama (6)

    Panama Canal is returned to Panama.
  • Y2K Bug Hits (5)

    Y2K Bug Hits (5)
    Y2K Bug was believed to cause computer to crach and in some cases people thought that the world would end.
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    Fourth Wave: Communication Wave

    I believe that we are already in the first or what may even be the last stages of the fourth wave. I believe that the use of the internet has given us a vast array to communicate locally and globally. We use cell phones to send messages right away. Companies can get feedback on products immediately and improve their products. I do believe like Dr. Thornburg that communication is the fourth wave and that we are in it currently.
  • Diane Ravitch (4)

    Diane Ravitch wrote a book criticizing school reform.
  • 9/11 attack (6)

    9/11 attack (6)
    9/11 terrorists ran planes into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon.
  • Wikipedia (2)

    An online encyclopedia that can be edited by anyone with an opinion on the subject.
  • NCLB Act (4)

    NCLB Act was signed by George Bush. THe act holds schools accountable for a child's achievment in school.
  • Facebook (5)

    Facebook (5)
    Facebook began as only for college students. Later opening up for everyone.
  • Youtube (2)

    Youtube was used to launch short video clips.
  • Unemployment (6)

    Unemployment becomes the highest it has been since 1983.
  • Shooting at Army Base (6)

    Shooting at Army Base kills 13 and injures 30.
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (3)

    Securities and Exchange Commission The Securities and Exchange Commission was developed. THis was created to protect thei ntrest of the public and investors when it comes to the sale of corporate securities and insirance.