The resources below give information about thirty people who have brought new technology to the world. They are available in a large poster format and also as small cards. A matching display banner is also available.
You could use these resources in the classroom in a number of ways:
- Print the posters and use them on a classroom display about ‘Computing Pioneers’.
- Give children one of the posters or cards and ask them to find out more about the person described. When and where were they born? Are they still alive today? How has their work changed the world? This could be a class or homework activity.
- Create a biography about one of the people on the cards / posters.
- Find out where each person lived and worked and plot these on a map of the world.
- Challenge your students to find out about other ‘computing pioneers’ that aren’t in this collection.
- Find out the date of each person’s ‘invention’ and put the cards into chronological order.
- Discuss any unfamiliar or technical words that have been used on the posters and find out what mean. Could you use these to make a computing glossary?
If you have any other ideas or suggestions, please leave a comment below…