The Internet - Actions can have lasting consequences
In May 1978, Gary Thuerk took a simple action. Many people were angry with him for it. His act has been amplified through the succeeding decades, with increasingly negative consequences. In 1812, Governor of Massachusetts, Elbridge Gerry also made a choice that has had negative consequences. Politicians regularly repeat Governor Gerry's act. It has been demeaningly named after him.
Extend your thinking:
What is the Web for? Read Chapter One. Write your own answer.
Watch the How the Web Works animations
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Look into this powerful idea: You would not leave a faucet running constantly in case you want to wash your hands.
“PCs are not hurt by turning them on and off a few times a day,” said Jonathan Koomey, a project scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. “Economic obsolescence is much more dangerous to PCs than turning them on and off.”
What do you conclude should be done? Leave it on / turn it off
Estimate the number of computers your school has. How much would your school save on electricity by turning them all off?
Small Pieces, Loosely Joined activity
Internet Literacy Quiz Write your results here.
Save a tree - use a Digital Answer Format - Highlight the text. Copy it. Paste it in a word processing document. Save the document in your folder. Answer on the word processing document in a contrasting color (not yellow) or font (avoid Symbol, , or other ornate artistic fonts). Save frequently as you work. Enter your name and the date in a header. Submit the assignment via a class dropbox or an email attachment. Bad things happen. Save a copy of your document in your computer. Perhaps you have the resources to record verbal answers. If you do, be sure to first read / record the question. Then record the answer immediately after it. Proof your responses. It is funny how speling errors and typeos sneak in to the bets work.
Tech Tip: Working in a group or in two different places like the library & home? You do not have to be physically together to work together. You do not have to take paper based notes at the library and digitalize them at home.