Technology Double Shot!
A double shot of technology information every Tuesday
First Shot: The Internet Archive Wayback Machine
The Internet is Forever
Using their simple search tool you can call up older versions of websites to see what they looked like.
Here's what our own St. Andrew's website looked like in January 2006:
How about AOL.com in 1997?
1. Compare and contrast
Bring up a website from two different dates and compare and contrast them. How is the content different? How about the look & feel? Why did it change? Who makes those decisions for a company, school or organization?
2. Internet Evolution
Looking at a group of sites over time gives you a meta illustrated history of the internet's evolution. Discuss!
3. Digital Footprint
One of the points we drive home to students is the fact that anything posted online, even if you delete it afterward, can be saved forever. The Internet Archive is a very tangible example of this concept!
Check out the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine.
Second Shot: Fonts Matter
Friends don't let friends use Comic Sans
If you or a friend use/abuse Comic Sans, check out Comic Sans Criminal and take the Comic Sans pledge!