|About the Internet Hunt
Use the links to go to a site that has the answer. Use your browser's Bookmark to return to this page for the next question.
1. What is the Internet?
2. Use Dictionary.com to explain the meaning of these terms.
a. Denial-of-service attack
b. Content provider
3. How are cybermaps used?
4. What is a hot spot? Is there one in your state?
5. What role do packets play in the function of the Internet?
6. Your club's advisor has instructed the group's secretary to blog the meetings.
What is that? How would it benefit the members?
7. How does bandwidth impact a user's experience of the Internet?
8. What is the digital divide? Use your online research skills to uncover an answer.
9. Use the U.S. Census Bureau data for 2003 to answer these questions:
In your state - What percentage of households had a computer?
In your state - What percentage of households had Internet access?
Which state had the highest percentage of computers per household?
Which state had the lowest percentage of Internet access per household?
What is the median income, of the state, that has the highest computer/house ratio?
What is the median income of your state?
What is the median income, of the state, with the lowest Internet/household ratio?
Off-line - Come to a conclusion
Based on your findings, where would your prefer to live? Why?
Suppose you did not have a computer with access to the Internet. How would you go about finding the answers to question 9?
TAI (Think about it) How would not having access to the Internet alter your life?
10. Read "The Internet What lies ahead?". Make your own prediction.
Or suggest a service you would like to see delivered using the Internet.
Use your online research skills to answer:
11. How was the Internet used to help the victims of the 2005 natural disasters?
12. Listen to Does the Internet Undermine Culture? (on NPR.) respond to one question.
b. Answer his question "What kind of world is this Web 2.0 leading us to?"
* Netiquette - WHAT DOES TYPING WORDS IN ALL CAPS MEAN?
* FYI - Do you have a computer acronym you would like to
* What do the following acronyms mean?
* Rich Tennant can put a smile to the greatest computer frustrations. See his most recent funny here.
* Find out: Is there a cybermap of your school's network? the district's network? Why would it be prudent to have one?
There's heart death, there's brain death, and there's being off the network. ~ Guy Almes
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 dropbox or an email attachment. Bad things happen. Save a copy of your document in your computer. 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. 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.