Thursday, December 01, 2011

What Is and Isn't Obsolete

This video is part of a collection from a site entitled Museum of Obsolete Objects. The site is made up of a series of YouTube videos documenting changes in technology over the years.

Here are a couple quick thoughts on how these videos might be used:
  • Discuss the timelessness of our God in comparison to the temporary nature of all things earthly.
  • Ask the question, "Has God become obsolete to people today?" If not, why not? If so, how can we better witness our faith and help people see why faith in God is never obsolete.
  • Have students predict which technologies we regularly use today will be the first to be added to the collections of this museum. Why?
  • Have students interview parents and grandparents to see how various technologies were used in the past. What were the benefits? What were the challenges of using these technologies? How did the device make a difference in the history of your family, the country, and the world?
Do you have an additional idea about how this site may be used in education? Share that idea with the entire LutheranTech community as a comment to this post.

By the way, thanks to Richard Byrne and his site Free Technology for Teachers for alerting me to the Museum of Obsolete Objects. You will want to regularly check out this site or subscribe to updates via email.

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