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August 01

The prototype for the World Wide Web was created in 1990.

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The prototype for the World Wide Web was created in 1990.

Grades 3 – 8
Calendar Activity Type Historical Figure & Event

 

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Tim Berners-Lee shared his original prototype for an Internet browser that would allow people to share information by using a special mark-up language to post text, link to other documents, and display graphic images.

 

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Birthdays are a great time for looking at pictures from years past. Look at past images of the World Wide Web by taking your students to the WayBack Machine. The WayBack Machine indexes billions of webpages, showing how they have changed over the years. Have your students brainstorm a few websites to explore, and then look at how they have changed by viewing older versions. Students will enjoy comparing webpages and thinking about how they have changed over the years.

 

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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Website Planning in a Bilingual Classroom

Students complete a family survey and plan a website to share the responses, increasing their understanding and appreciation of their own families and cultures, and their classmates as well.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Compare and Contrast Electronic Text With Traditionally Printed Text

Students become familiar with the similarities and differences between electronic and printed text by comparing the textual aids included in a textbook with those of an educational website.

 

Grades   2 – 3  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Using Web-Based Bookmarks to Conduct Internet Research

The important thing about this lesson is… that it connects literature and science. The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown provides a model for original student poems about a content area topic. Web-based bookmarks guide students to appropriate sites on the topic, and a graphic organizer helps them focus their research.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Exploring Literacy in Cyberspace

It’s not just words on a page (or screen)—reading comprehension involves making sense of the text. When students become aware of the analytical strategies they are using, they can explore the similarities and differences between making sense of print and making sense of a website.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Weaving the Multigenre Web

Students analyze the elements of a novel in many different genres and then hyperlink these pieces together on student-constructed Websites.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Naming in a Digital World: Creating a Safe Persona on the Internet

Students explore naming conventions in digital and non-digital settings then choose and explain specific names and profiles to represent themselves online.

 

Grades   6 – 10  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Blending the Past with Today’s Technology: Using Prezi to Prepare for Historical Fiction

To prepare for literature circles featuring historical novels, students research the decades of the 1930s to the 1990s and share their information using Prezi, a web application for creating multimedia presentations.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Inquiry on the Internet: Evaluating Web Pages for a Class Collection

Students use Internet search engines and Web analysis checklists to evaluate online resources then write annotations that explain how and why the resources will be valuable to the class.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Traveling Terrain: Comprehending Nonfiction Text on the Web

Students locate specific information, identify text features of nonfiction text, and write to generalize information on related topics.