Evolving communication

Tessa Bartley

BT Heritage has launched an online resource showing pupils how life has been changed since 1948 through modern communication - eg email, fax, SMS and mobile phones. The site offers three activities: Text a telegram, Voices from history, and Web Quest treasure hunt. Text a telegram enables users to compose a telegram and have it sent to a mobile phone. The activity demonstrates the use of telegrams, showing how they were the most "instant" way of sending an urgent message. In Voices from history, two audio tracks, each of a 10-year-old child, explain what life was like in 1953 and 1968 respectively. The Web Quest treasure hunt challenges students to find the answers to 10 questions about popular events since 1948 using useful web links. The teacher's resource pack which accompanies the website includes a summary of news and events from 1948-2006.

www.connected-earth.comLearningCentreHowhaslifeinBritainchangedindex.htm

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