Small Pieces, Loosely Joined: A Unified Theory of the Web Exploration
Directions: Read the questions for the chapter. Read the chapter. Answer the questions.
1. Write three ways you use the web.
2. What connects the web?
What is one challenge about these connections?
How do you create a neighborhood on the web?
Which difference between the Web and the real world was a new idea to you?
Do you agree with the author? Explain.
3. The Web allows people to connect in new ways. Name them.
Do you use the old ways of communicating?
"It's much easier to let yourself sound one way instead of another on the Web than in the real world
4. When are we humans at our best? READ his thoughts. WRITE your own opinion.
Give an example of someone you have met on the web that you would probably not know otherwise.
How Much Juice Is Your Computer Using at Night? - “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.”
Cyberinfrastructure - examines the convergence of three realities -- the spread of the Internet, the shrinkage of computers, and the accumulation of databases
Digital - Discerning Fake and Real Photos - Why does it matter to you?
"The self we sometimes feel stuck with in the real world gets unstuck on the Web." David Weinberger
1/2007 Cynthia J. O'Hora this worksheet is released to public domain. The book and the web site for the book belong to the author.
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. 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. 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.
Aligned to the Pennsylvania Academic Standards for Reading Writing Listening, Science and Technology