I happened to visit a website yesterday using my Google Chrome browser when I was presented with the message “You have an unsupported browser – make sure that you are using Netscape 4 or better or Internet Explorer 6 or better. Whoa! What a flashback that was.
I had a positive flashback to Netscape and how I used to use Composer as a webpage editing tool. Ah, that takes me back. But, how far? I decided to do some research and find out just how far. It was then that I ran into the resource “The Evolution of the Web“, a very well done, interactive walk through the history of web browsers.
It’s a wonderful and incredibly useful display of web technologies and the browsers that support and/or drove it. Did you know that there really was an HTML 1.0? How far back in time do you have to go to find it? For those of us who have been connected for a while, it really is a nice review of just how far we’ve come.
For those web historians or classrooms that are teaching about the various web technologies and applications, it would be a terrific launching pad for research. Even the presentation shows how the various components weave the web that we all enjoy today.
And, for those who are checking browsers when people visit your website – maybe it’s a wake up call to see if you can’t make more contemporary recommendations for browsers! Do we really want to see a Mosaic revival?
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“Using iPads in Education”
APIs: What is an API in layman terms? – Quora
What is an API in layman terms?
What is an API (with examples please)? Different people describe it in different ways; I’m all confused.
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A Little Photoshop Training for Photographers is a video podcast based around the topics of Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Digital Photography and Off Camera Lighting. Brought to you by one of the UK’s leading Photoshop Educators, Stuart Little. http://www.alittlephotoshop.com
Two Reasons I Don’t Recommend Prezi
There has been a lot of talk in the last year about Prezi, a new slideware application which is an alternative to the established Microsoft PowerPoint or Apple Keynote.
Prezi is different in that it gives you one big canvas, and allows you to zoom in and out, and pan around, while still including photos and videos. The developers talk about the many uses of non-linear presentations, and the limitations of slide-based competitors.
Think with Google – Your resource for industry trends & insights
A place where innovators, experts and Google’s homegrown visionaries lend their insights and outlook on the digital future.
BrainBashers : Puzzles and Brain Teasers
BrainBashers is a collection of brain teasers, puzzles, riddles, games and optical illusions. BrainBashers has thousands of puzzles and brain teasers, and with new material added every single day, including games and optical illusions, you can be sure there is always something to do. With over one hundred awards, BrainBashers is the place to spend a boring Wednesday afternoon training your brain.
Mizage · Divvy · Window Management at its Finest
Managing windows on Mac OS X can be frustrating, requiring precision control of your mouse or trackpad for clicking, dragging, pushing and pulling your windows to the size and position you desire. Even with all this work, it’s very difficult to get windows exactly where you want them, so most of the time windows are left scattered all over the screen. The solution? Divvy.
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10 Infographics for Learning | Getting Smart
We all love infographics. Why? Well, they help us grasp information in a quick and fun way that appeals to our visual senses. In fact, there’s an infographic here explaining that. Below you’ll find 10 infographics that discuss learning in many different capacities – online, blended, mobile, etc. Tell us, what’s your favorite infographic on learning?
10 Infographics for Learning | iGeneration – 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
iGeneration – 21st Century Education
“Teaching and learning in the 21st Century – meeting the challenges of digital learning and the iGeneration”
The evolution of the web
The web today is a growing universe of interlinked web pages and web apps, teeming with videos, photos, and interactive content. What the average user doesn’t see is the interplay of web technologies that makes all of this possible.
26 Interesting Ways* to use Google+ to Support … – “Google Docs”
26 interesting ways (and more) to use Google+ to Support Learning
elearnspace › Information foraging and social networks
If educators want to move away from broadcast models of teaching, the obvious questions arises “how are we supposed to teach and how will students learn?”. One particularly valuable benefit of traditional design and teaching models is the creation of a central platform or cohesive view of knowledge in a particular domain.
32 Interesting Images* to use in the Classroom – “Google Docs”
32 Interesting Images (and more) to use in the classroom
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