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A celebration of communication technology

This week's word is: Technology!  Word of the Week is a bit different this week as we are celebrating technology. As I shared on Monday, I'm celebrating communication technology this week in honor of Johannes Gutenberg (the inventor of the printing press) who died on Feb. 3rd in 1468.  The printing press was a huge advancement in communication, but there have been many others that have contributed to our growing and changing communication.  Here are just a few of the amazing technological advancements in communication: 1439 Gutenberg's Printing Press 1835 Samuel Morse develops Morse Code 1876 Alexander Graham Bell exhibits the electric telephone 1877 Thomas Edison patents the phonograph 1901 Guglielmo Marconi transmits radio signals 1925 John Logie Baird transmits the first...

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This Day in History: 1st Telegraph

I am pre -empting my "A Question of Homeschooling" series of articles this week for a word from This Day in History because it has to do with communication...  Tune in to Communication FUNdamentals on Wednesday when we will join our homeschool article series already in progress. ;D ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ There are many different forms of communication.  Words are just what is most often considered.   Many an invention has enhanced our communication experience and I'd like to tell you about one of them today.  You see, on this day in history is the anniversary of a significant communication event! The first public telegraph message, "What hath God wrought," was sent on May 24, 1844 by Samuel Morse in Washington to Alfred...

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