What the Web Is For

Kids Version
Small Pieces Loosely Joined
A Unified Theory of the Web
by David Weinberger

Here's what you can do on this page:

Read the kids book online, like a normal web site

Download it in Microsoft Word so you can print it out

Return to the Small Pieces home page

Discuss the kids's version on a public discussion board

Now updated! By 7th and 8th graders!

Here's a message from Clarence Fisher, who teaches at Joseph H. Kerr, in Manitoba, explaining:

Over the past few weeks, my teaching partner, Heather Durnin [Turnberry Central in Ontario] and myself have had the kids in our classrooms rewriting and updating this document. Although our classes are physically 2700 kilometres apart, we consider ourselves to be one class. Our kids work together synchronously and asynchronously almost every day. The website and blog that we centre our work around can be found at ideahive.org

What could be better than that?! Read it here! And thanks to the kids, my co-authors!

French version! Norwegian Version! Italian version! Portuguese version! Dutch version!

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