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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   9 – 12  |  Activity & Project

Creating a Safe Online Profile

After exploring online names, teens choose a screen name or e-mail address for themselves and decide what is a safe online profile.

 

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Tips & How-To's

Grades   6 – 12  |  Tip & How-To

How to Be Safe Online

By teaching teens some basic guidelines about online safety, you can help make sure the time they spend online is safe.

 

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Grades   6 – 12  |  Printout  |  Learning New Skills

Online Profile Tips

Use these tips to talk about information teens can usually share safely in online profiles. Talk about how the tips also apply to blogs, e-mail, and instant messages (IMs).

 

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