Photos: Education technologies from the 1900s

Magic lantern projector

Educational practices have benefited from advances in technology for most of human history, often providing spaces and conditions for innovative leaps in science. Here are some of the technologies used to advance education in the past.

Magic lanterns were the first image projectors used in education, allowing teachers to display large images to entire classrooms.

Image: Museums Victoria

By Jonathan Greig

Jonathan Greig is a freelance journalist based in New York City. He recently returned to the United States after reporting from South Africa, Jordan, and Cambodia since 2013.