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Would you like to stroll through the Palace of Versailles, Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum or The Museum of Modern Art from the comfort of your classroom? Now you can, courtesy of Google. The search giant recently unleashed a phenomenal collection of virtual tours of the world’s most famous art museums. Known as Google Art Project, students and [...]
I love this new website: http://www.teachparentstech.org/. “Teach Parents Tech” is a clever Google side project offering dozens of quick videos to help parents or grandparents learn computer and Internet basics. The videos are short and the instructions are clear.
Google recently released a wonderful online book to help explain web browsers and web technology to the average non-technical web surfer. Titled “20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web”, the online book features a storybook-like theme delivered via HTML 5. Google clearly explains 20 technical topics including browser security, cloud computing, cookies, open [...]
During the fall of 1969, the foundation of modern Internet communication technology was quietly assembled by computer science students at UCLA and Stanford. At the time, engineers were working to interconnect computers at each campus via a phone line. To make the connection, a gateway device was required to facilitate the traffic between each campus’ [...]
Did you know that every year since 1955, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has tracked Santa’s journey across the globe? In the “old days” children would call a special NORAD hotline for updates on Santa’s current location. With the growth of the Internet, NORAD has expanded the Santa tracking network via a sophisticated [...]
The PM Technology team has been facilitating online safety in-services and parent training sessions for a number of years. If you are looking for some new Internet safety information before the Tech Team’s next workshop, you may want to check out Katie Koestner’s free presentation at 7PM on Monday September 17th at the IU13 New [...]