"Students need to be educated on how to be good citizens of their country and what their rights and responsibilities are as members of society. The same issues need to be addressed with regard to the emerging digital society, so that students can learn how to be responsible and productive members of that society." ~Mike Ribble, Digital Citizenship in Schools. 2nd ed. N.p.: ISTE, 2011. Print.

Cyber-Citizenship Pre/Post Test

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History of the Internet

in less than 3 minutes:

Here is an 8 minute explanation of the development of the internet

History Of The Internet from Billy Wanzi on Vimeo.

Here are some terms to listen for:
  • Network
  • DARPA Net
  • Protocol
  • Internet
  • ISO
  • 2-28-1990

Lee calls for an "Online Magna Carta" for the Internet

Here is a slower (11min) but clearer explanation.

The History of the Internet from Simon Leadbetter on Vimeo.

  • ARPA
  • JCR Licklider
  • Network
  • ARPA Net
  • Aug. 1969
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) NET
  • Ray Thomlinson
  • @
  • CERN
  • Tim Berners Lee
  • Hypertext
  • 8-6-1991
  • W3C (founded 1994 at MIT)

VIDEO "Download; the true story of the internet" Discovery; Science Channel Host John Heilemann explores the interactive nature of the modern World Wide Web, from early successes like Napster and the still popular Craigslist, to more recent phenomena like the social networking sites MySpace and Facebook.

EPISODE 4; Peep-to-Peer, People Power

Alternate Link for Episode 4
3rd Alternative Link (3rd times a charm, right?)

We are ALL Cyborgs now!

What is Digital Citizenship?

Does Internet promote or censor democracy?

Cyber Bullying Statistics, under 2 minutes