Connected Earth: How communication shapes the world
Connected Earth is a web based museum of communication founded by British Telecom. It “is the story of our on-going quest to communicate better. From the first, simple messages to today’s sophisticated global communications, Connected Earth tells of a unique human achievement. The ability to communicate effectively, irrespective of distance and the barriers of time and volume, is one of the most significant drivers of mankind’s evolution and will enable unsurpassed progress in the 21st century.” (From the website)
Sections like this one titled From Buttons to Bytes will be sure to keep your middle or high schooler engaged in some fun learning as will the Fun and Games section which includes cool stuff like the “sounds of telecommunications” and explorations of the insides of communication gadgets like phones, satellites and radio.