On August 23, the Web celebrated 25 years of existence. While the value of the Internet has yet to be justified in many educational settings, it is certainly a staple of modern life. Tech-savvy teachers: some gems for you to discover today!
Twenty-five years ago Tim Berners-Lee, a Briton working at the European Council for Nuclear Research (CERN) laboratory, launched the first ever website for the general public. Today, we evaluate at 49 % of the world's population the number of people with Internet access.
What did this first website look like? "Texts and hyperlinks on a white background explained how the internet works to beginners and taught them how to create new pages in their turn", we explain. in this article from the Metro newspaper.
Since then, the Internet has changed the way we get information, communicate and live in society. It has also revolutionized many aspects of education, although it is not yet used in all classes.
The more "geeks" among us will be delighted with the amusing compilation carried out by the Washington Post of 25 memes that marked these first 25 years, ranging from Chuck Norris 'facts' to Ice Bucket Challenge, Passing by Grumpy Cat. A meme is a strong image that marks the imagination by becoming a symbol.
Find out more:
- A report of Radio-Canada's Télé-journal on 25 years of the Web
- Discover at the end of this article the 5 most popular websites