News Words: Ransomware - 27 July 2017
"Ransomware is a crime committed in the cyber world. Find out what it means in this week's News Words." (learningenglish.voanews.com)
The Internet - Animated For Kids- 17 May 2017 "This is my animated narration on the history of the Internet for kids.
Answering Questions such as:
What is the internet? When was the Internet created? Who created the Internet? What's the Internet used for? How do we use the Internet?" (YouTube)
Google Announces New Products - Text + Audio + Video - 12 October 2016
"Google has expanded its focus from services, such as Maps, Gmail and Chrome, to devices that include them.
The company recently introduced its Pixel smartphone, smart speaker, Wi-Fi router, video streaming device and virtual reality viewer." (learningenglish.voanews.com)
Wi-Fi-enabled school buses leave no child offline - 22 January 2016
"The digital divide and lack of reliable Internet access at home can put low-income and rural students at a real disadvantage.
So when superintendent Darryl Adams took over one of the poorest school district in the nation,
he made it a top priority to help his students get online 24/7. "
TALK2US: How to Do Conversation Exchange Online - VIDEO - 20 October 2015
"Haruka and Dr. Jill talk with a caller who describes his conversation exchanges to learn English online.
He gives great advice on how to have a good attitude and get the most out of these exchanges." (learningenglish.voanews.com)
Bringing the Internet Closer Helps Students - VIDEO - 22 July 2015
"A new project aims to provide millions of off-line digital documents to students, medical workers and researchers in Nigeria." (learningenglish.voanews.com)
The power of Google "What if Google turned to the dark side?
It's interesting given Google's recent decision to stop censoring internet access in China due to concerns that
human rights activists' emails were being tracked, as well as accusations of privacy issues with Buzz..." (YouTube) + A WORKSHEET: Meet Google
Created by Elisabeth Pellegrino
What is the World Wide Web? - Twila Camp
"The World Wide Web is used every day by millions of people for everything from checking the weather to sharing cat videos.
But what is it exactly? Twila Camp describes this interconnected information system as a virtual city that everyone owns
and explains how it's organized in a way that mimics our brain's natural way of thinking." (YouTube) + a lesson(ed.ted.com)
Life Changing: 25 Years Of The Web - 12 march 2014
"Today is the 25th anniversary of the invention of the internet. Now the man behind it -- Sir Tim Berners-Lee -- is calling for an online Magna Carta to protect the people who surf it. So how has it changed our lives... Our Social Affairs Editor Afua Hirsch reports." (YouTube)
Reuters Video: Google at your own risk+ TRANSCRIPT
Online hackers threaten to expose cartel's secrets
"Group called Anonymous demands release of one of their own who was kidnapped...
An international group of online hackers is warning a Mexican drug cartel to release one of its members, kidnapped from a street protest, or it will publish the identities and addresses of the syndicate's associates, from corrupt police to taxi drivers, as well as reveal the syndicates' businesses." (chron.com)
Editor's note: Video contains language that may be offensive to some viewers
How green is your internet ?
"When you use the internet have you thought just how much energy you're using?
This story may give you some idea of just how much energy the wired world sucks down." (vimeo.com)
Twitter, Facebook and YouTube the royal wedding
"Receiving royal tweets, posting well-wishing videos on YouTube and downloading phone apps are among an array of technological ways to get involved with the royal wedding.
Rory Cellan-Jones asks Kat Hannaford from technology site Gizmodo about some of the best ways of following the marriage of William and Kate."
+ Digital royal wedding: or #rw2011 : an article
"The official Royal Wedding website will be at the centre of an operation which will use Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and Flickr to provide material about the day’s events - and to solicit content from the public." (BBC)
Lundgren vs. Unicorn - a commercial "Don't let Dolph destroy your fairytale unicorn. Keep your dreams and computer safe with Norton." (YouTube)
Cleanternet - for a cleaner and safer internet
"Cleanternet is a campaign to support European Commissioner Cecilia Malmström in her plans to introduce a website blocking system in Europe.
All European countries must be forced to fight for a cleaner and safer Internet." (cleanternet.org)
Teens Particularly Vulnerable On Web
"Despite warnings of Internet predators, many teenagers continue to put themselves at risk by posting personal details about their lives,
including their phone numbers and addresses." (YouTube)