Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The History of the Internet

This animated video was posted on Vimeo five days ago and has been mentioned on Twitter by a lot of people. I finally had the time to watch it this morning because school was closed due to the anticipated ten inches of snow on the way. This nine minute video explains the history of the Internet beginning in 1957. I've embedded the video below.

History of the Internet from PICOL on Vimeo.

Applications for Education
This video could be a good resource for technology teachers looking to provide students with a short overview of the development of the Internet. You may want to watch the video with students and then have them research some of the items mentioned in the video.