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OUR AMERICAN K12 INTERNET HISTORY

American Citizens just like you and me are the "FOLK" ~  K12PlayGround.comTM   2017 

Educational CyberPlayGround
Edu-CyberPG.com  1996

K12 Internet Pioneer Gleason Sackman's 1996 text file collected the first home made K12 websites that ever appeared on the internet. 

Gleason gave the data to ECP the Educational CyberPlayGround Inc. site https://edu-cyberpg.com

July 9, 1998 ECP migrated and launched this information to the first public database of school websites ever built by teachers and their students, it also allowed the public to enter school information. Every submission was vetted by Karen Ellis. This has always been a curated public folklore project found by the earliest search engines circa 1996.

SUBMIT YOUR SCHOOL / SCHOOL DISTRICT INFORMATION OR SEE IF IT IS CORRECT.

Follow @K12PlayGround for announcements of school websites and links to K12 school projects .

Gleason Sackmann and Karen Ellis Navigating the Future of K12 Internet History

On 9/2/99 Gleason Sackman said the Educational CyberPlayGround, Inc. site was "Nicely laid out, and an excellent selection of resources. I'm sure it had kept you busy, and will keep you busy! :) I checked out the Teacher, Internet, and Literacy sections. Nice job! Hope you get lots of 'hits'!

Karen and Gleason

GLEASON SACKMANN AND KAREN ELLIS

ECP Mission
From Gleason's "Hot List" © 1993 announced new school websites on the  NetHappenings mailing list ©1989 which was then migrated  into a database called the "K12 American School Directory" first published on ECP, now migrated using Drupal and published here K12PlayGround.com website. Pic from Bookbinders Restaurant.

BE A PART OF K12 HISTORY: Submit your school information. We appreciate everyone's help. YOU COLLECT AND PRESERVE OUR CULTURE

WE ARE THE UNKOWN CULTURE MAKERS, WE ARE THE COMMUNITY SCHOLARS who built the net and the content on it.

Find every regionally accredited Elementary, Middle and High School nationwide. Public, Private, Charter, Virtual doesn't matter, you can submit it - we take them all. You can also find State and regional education organizations. After 20+ years and countless changes in tech we decided to take advantage of Drupal open source code. 

Around August 14, 1996. Arbor Heights Elementary in Seattle, WA was the 9th or 10th elementary school with a web site found in the world.

ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS: 

The HotList of K12 Schools and all Gleason's mailing lists were given to and have continued to be run and moderated by Karen Ellis [bio] CEO and founder of "ECP" the Educational CyberPlayGround Inc.® 

Internet Grandadddy and Pioneer Gleason Sackmann

GLEASON SACKMANN INTERNET PIONEER [RETIRED]
COLLECTED AND ANNOUNCED THE FIRST SCHOOL
WEBSITES IN THE WORLD
Gleason's "Hot List" K12 American School Directory ©1996 was only a text file.  

  • Rated #10 on Newsweek's prestigious List of "50 People Who Matter Most on the Internet." ~ Newsweek Dec 25, 1995 / Jan. 1, 1996 

  • FIRST TO WIRE NORTH DAKOTA'S K-16 SCHOOLS TO THE INTERNET

  • 1998 Sackman received the SIG/Tel Educational Telecomputing Outstanding Service Award.

  • Launched the "NetHappenings" Mailing list 1993

  • Gleason Sackmann retires in 2004.
     
  • BIO    |   Gleason's Resources   |   Mailing List Basics   |   Newsletters

Editor Gleason Sackmann Sackman Editor, Net-happenings

May 16, 1997 Scout Report NetHappenings Anniversary 
https://scout.wisc.edu/report/1997/0516#0

Happy Birthday to NetHappenings!
I'd like to congratulate Gleason Sackman on four years of continuous, daily publication of the Net-happenings mailing list, over three years of the newsgroup, and over two years of the Web site. The mailing list delivers 50-60 announcements daily to almost 10,000 readers, and another 15,000 people visit the Web site each day.

Scout Report As many of you may know, Gleason produced Net-happenings as a volunteer for over two years, and only in the last 18 months has become an employee of the The Scout Report Internet Scout Project and the InterNIC. We're proud to have him and his work, and wish him many more years of continued success.

1991 [Remember]

TIM BERNERS LEE created the WORLD WIDE WEB March 12, 1989.

This system allowed documents and sites to connect via the Internet.@timberners_lee Tim Berners-Lee demonstrates the WWW World Wide Web to delegates at the Hypertext Conference 1991.

 Theodor Holm Nelson PhD Founder of computer hypertext, 1960

The Educational CyberPlayground, Inc.® has been collecting K12 Information online since 1991 before there was a World Wide Web.

Still using the same Eudora email client FROM 1990 TO  2019
-- Nothing but my Eudora email has has stayed the same in all this time !!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

5/18 BTW: Computer History Museum Makes the Eudora Email Client Source Code Available to the Public.  Early successful email client is released by Computer History Museum’s Center for Software History.

Way Back Machine:

- MSNBC Web Picks 11/1999 : The Educational CyberPlayGround: A helpful resource to teachers, parents, librarians, home schoolers and even those with little or no on-line experience, to use the Internet effectively to aid teaching.

- USA Today BEST BETS AWARD FOR EDUCATORS  01-09-1999 The Educational CyberPlayGround provides teachers, parents, librarians, home schoolers and regular folks a "webliography" of links to educational resources in a wide range of subjects. With a cool choice of site maps to browse from.

- USA TODAY gives the  EDUCATIONAL CYBERPLAYGROUND, INC. their HOT SITE AWARD January 10, 2000
 
- New York Times Site Of The Day 5/2000

- Macworld High-Quality Education on the Web 50 of the Best Sites and A IS FOR ART 2000