What is the World Wide Web?

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Did you know that the World Wide Web and the Internet are not the same thing? Did you know that Tim Berners-Lee is considered the father of the Web? Networks, web servers, web hosts, website addresses, domain names, web languages, graphic interface, browsers, service providers, hyperlinks, are all explained in this four-minute video. 

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Classroom Considerations
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • The skyscraper metaphor and the animated illustrations make clear the purpose and function of the many terms associated with the World Wide Web, the Internet, and computers



  • Consider showing the video several times; the first viewing would serve as an overview while subsequent showings would serve to clarify each component
  • The explanations, while concise, come one after another and may confuse some viewers, especially those unfamiliar with the terms