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1. What is the Internet?

 

2. Use Dictionary.com to explain the meaning of these terms.

a. Denial-of-service attack

 

b. Content provider

 

c. Portal

 

d. Hyperlink

 

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.
a. Do you agree or disagree with Andrew Keens assertions? Explain.

 

b. Answer his question "What kind of world is this Web 2.0 leading us to?"

 

Explore further

Consider the Power of Possibilities through Andreessen's eye

Examine Online Collaborations & Social Networking

Extensions:

bullet Information Literacy: Boolean search | Finding Info on the web | Keyword Searching

bullet Small Pieces, Loosely Joined activity | bullet Food for thought - Did You Know 2.0? - Are you 21st Century Literate?

bullet Email Savvy Internet Hunt | bullet Database Internet activities | bullet Privacy Rights at School

bullet National Science Foundation and the Birth of the Internet

* Complete the Internet terms online puzzle. * Investigate Internet Neutrality. What is your opinion?
* Check out the Living Internet site * Explore the issues at the Pew Internet & American Life Project
* Exploring the Google Search Engine * Digital Rights Management
* Copyright Internet Hunt * Email spam, spoof, phishing
* Computer History Museum * Balancing Privacy and Security - datamining
* Transparency essay * The Invisible Web
* The Internet - Actions can have lasting consequences

Cyberinfrastructure - examines the convergence of three realities -- the spread of the Internet, the shrinkage of computers, and the accumulation of databases

* The Revolutionaries
* eGovernment - Expectations & Evaluations  

* Netiquette - WHAT DOES TYPING WORDS IN ALL CAPS MEAN?

* FYI - Do you have a computer acronym you would like to understand?
Find it at The Acronym Finder

* What do the following acronyms mean?

ISDN -

ISP -

WAN -

FTASB -

* 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 are three kinds of death in this world. 
There's heart death, there's brain death, and there's being off the network. ~ Guy Almes

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2004-2007 Cindy O'Hora Posted 12/19/04 FAQ revised 6/2015

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