The History of Computing

The History of Computing


We’ve had a cracking afternoon today! We started by looking at the history of computing, looking specifically at how technology and gaming have developed over the last 200 years. Games such as:

Pong (1972)

Space Invaders (1978)

Turbo (1981)

Super Mario (1981)

Donkey Kong Country (1994)

Crash Bandicoot (1996)

Minecraft (2011)


We could clearly see how technology and gaming had changed dramatically, particularly in the past 30 years.

The children were then given cards which they were required to put in chronological order, showing the significant developments in technology. It was great seeing the children so engaged with this task and it definitely made me feel rather old!



5 comments on “The History of Computing

  1. That lesson was hella fun!

  2. I loved doing this lesson.

  3. Today was the best. Mr prior let us do retro games once we finished and oh boy it’s was fun.I will beat Yves high score of 21,000

  4. I enjoyed the lesson and getting to play the games!😀

  5. Josh Collins yr6 says:

    I loved the fact that we got to play some retro 80’s games when learning about THE HISTORY OF COMPUTING!

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