Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and the Rise of the Personal Computer Webquest

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Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and the Rise of the Personal Computer Webquest uses a great website that allows students to get a better understanding of the importance of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates in the creation of practical personal computers. The rise of Apple, Microsoft, the ups and downs of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates are covered in this webquest. This webquest does a great job in covering the rapid changes of computer technology during the 1970s-1990s. The webquest is great for students in grades 7-12. Click on the link to visit the website:

http://americangenius.nationalgeographic.com/episode/jobs-vs-gates/
Click here to view the website.

The webquest contains 40 questions and an answer sheet is included for the teacher. A QR code is included along with the traditional website link. The webquest takes most students at least 30 to 50 minutes to complete depending on their age. Feel free to modify this activity if needed to fit the needs of your students.

I would like to thank Joi Ito from Inbamura, Japan (Steve Jobs and Bill Gates on Flickr) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons for the picture.

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Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and the Rise of the Personal Comput
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Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and the Rise of the Personal Comput
Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and the Rise of the Personal Comput