Computer Scavenger Hunt 2
1. List the 4 NETS for better Internet searching.
3. Why is bandwidth important to Internet users? Do
the Interactivity Exercise to find out.
4. Search engines maintain massive databases of the WWW.
5. Give three examples of common paper databases.
7. Yahoo is an Internet directory. Scan this tutorial. How is it organized?
When is a directory helpful?
8. A specialized search engine is a great asset when hunting
for a particular thing on the web.
List two engines for finding images:
List one for finding info on states or counties.
Which would locate an online version of a book written by Dickens or Franklin?
Which would be best for finding out who won the recent election?
10. Suppose you are doing a research project about NFL
football. You harness a search engine.
11. In a building, a firewall prevents the spread of fire
within the structure.
12. You want to connect to a site you have bookmarked.
But instead you get a 404 message.
13. What can you try, before leaving the site, to try to relocate your page?
14. FYI - Do you have a computer acronym you would like
to understand? Find it at The
15. Why should you "Post to be Private" in social networking sites?
16. Look into this powerful idea:
“PCs are not hurt by turning them on and off a few times a day,” said Jonathan Koomey, a project scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. “Economic obsolescence is much more dangerous to PCs than turning them on and off.”
What do you conclude should be done? Leave it on / turn it off
Estimate the number of computers your school has.
"Treat your password like your toothbrush. Don't let anybody else use it, and get a new one every six months." Clifford Stoll
Cyberinfrastructure - examines the convergence of three realities -- the spread of
Food for thought - Did You Know 2.0? Are you 21st Century Literate?
Harness the TerraServer to find your school or home from space.
Check out The Computer Comes Home at the Computer Museum
Listen to - a Technology article at NPR
Rich Tennant can put a smile to the greatest computer frustrations. See his funny cartoons .
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Save a tree - use a Digital Answer Format - Highlight the text. Copy it. Paste it in a word processing document. Save the document in your folder. Answer on the word processing document in a contrasting color (not yellow) or font (avoid Symbol, , or other ornate artistic fonts). Save frequently as you work. Enter your name and the date in a header. Submit the assignment via a class electronic dropbox or an email attachment. Bad things happen. Save a copy of your document in your computer. Proof your responses. It is funny how speling errors and typeos sneak in to the bets work.
Tech Tip: Working in a group or in two different places like the library & home? You do not have to be physically together to work together. You do not have to take paper based notes at the library and digitalize them at home.
Perhaps you have the resources to record verbal answers. If you do, be sure to first read / record the question. Then record the answer immediately after it.