Computer Chronicles

Version 8.5, Technology Marches On

Happy Birthday World Wide Web. Now what's next?

So, the World Wide Web turned 30 this week. Hard to believe it was so long ago that Sir Tim Berners-Lee developed HTML and the first web browser, the precursor to what you are reading this newsletter on right now.

So what's next?

Let's work on building a better web. The web as we know it has changed a lot in the past 30 years. In the words of Sir Tim, "The web has become a public square, a library, a doctor’s office, a shop, a school, a design studio, an office, a cinema, a bank, and so much more."

Because it is so many things to so many of us, it can tend towards misuse by certain individuals. As with any technology, there will be a dark side driven by scammers and people who want to spread fear and hatred. So lets work together to make the web an even better place.

Be sure to stop down by the "Stuff I Have Been Reading" section. There are two interesting articles about how student's are using Google Docs (probably in your classroom) and then visit the GoGuardian for Teachers link to see how you can monitor what is actually going on in your classroom.

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Magni Momenti Notitia

  • Please be sure you are turning off your classroom LCD projector when not in use. Let's extend the life of the lamps and the projector & be sure they are not on when they don't need to be.
  • Accidentally close a tab in Chrome? Hit Ctrl+Shift+T to recover it.
  • Visit the Information Technology page on the district website for the latest news.
  • "Think before you click."
  • Got a tech problem? Please submit a help desk ticket here: (Be sure to use the Google button to login.)
  • How excited was the gardener about spring? So excited he wet his plants.

"A man who cannot think is not an educated man however many college degrees he may have acquired."

~ Henry Ford