Monday, March 10, 2008

The 15th birthday of the web browser.

Tim Berners-Lee wrote the first web browser on a NeXT computer, called WorldWideWeb, finishing the first version on Christmas day, 1990. He released the program to a number of people at CERN in March, 1991, introducing the web to the high energy physics community, and beginning its spread.

In an article in the MorningSun from last week. The authors wrote "no other group is as entrenched in that technology as teens, who were just being born when that first Web browser came to be and were in first grade when the first Palm Pilot went on the market.

In most cases teens are using the media for social networking or to download music or for gaming. Prior to the Spring break it would be a good idea if both students and their mentors would consider exchanging not only email addresses but also social networking information as well.

As you know our technology goal at Cabrini Connections is to encourage a culture of learning among our students and volunteers and to further this culture of learning by teaching students and volunteers how to effectively use the Internet for learning and collaboration.

This week during the celebration of the teen years of web browsers would be an excellent time to help achieve part of goal by communicating with your student or tutor over the Spring break.