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20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web

True confession.
When it comes to cars and technology, I readily admit that I love being an end-user.
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I am not all that fond of trying to understand what goes on under the hood.  But if I am going to be an effective integrator, and if I am going to explain stuff to others, sometimes I have to.
Happily, for me and my many other smug end-user cohorts, the Google Chrome team has just published a handy, little web book that explains some challenging concepts  with simple text and charming illustrations.
20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Internet, illustrated by Christoph Niemann, is printable, downloadable as a pdf, and linkable.
The little book covers how the Web and Web browsers and things like cloud computing and apps and html really work.
What does it cover?   The Foreward explains the game plan:
First we’ll look at the Internet, the very backbone that allows the web to exist. We’ll also take a look at how the web is used today, through cloud computing and web apps.

Then, we’ll introduce the building blocks of web pages like HTML and JavaScript, and review how their invention and evolution have changed the websites you visit every day. We’ll also take a look at the modern browser and how it helps users browse the web more safely and securely. Finally, we’ll look ahead to the exciting innovations in browsers and web technologies that we believe will give us all even faster and more immersive online experiences in the futur
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There’s the expected bit of Chrome focus here.  But share this little book with your tech teachers.  Use it in your own instruction.  Me?  I am going to take a little peek under the hood.
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Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is the teacher-librarian at Springfield Township High School, a technology writer, and a blogger. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza

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