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Understadning the Internet

Understadning the Internet

Author: Matthew Manuel
Description:

The objective of this lesson is to provide the students with a better understanding of how the internet works. Additionally, another focus is adding new vocabulary,  building awareness around internet related terms. Peer support with a group setting will also facilitate social interaction. Computer skills will be be enhanced.

Using the internet the students will research key concepts and terms associated with the internet. Using http://www.learnthenet.com/index.php students will be provided with terms they are to research to enhance understanding. Once research is completed each student will present one term/concept they felt was most interesting to them. Additionally, each student will submit a provided WSQ detailing their thoughts and questions on the lesson/activity.

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Tutorial

The Internet- Magic, Mystry, or Legend!

How does the internet work? What in the world does URL or WWW stand for? In this lesson we are going to find out!

How Does the Internet Work

Please watch this video to learn a little bit more about how the internet works!

Student Instruction Day 1

  • Students will break into 5 groups with 5 people in each group. I will let each of you know which group you are in. Group names are: Cyberpunk, Firewall, Megabyte, Router, and Spyware.
  • Before meeting in your groups please get your personal iPad and then meet in the group and wait for my direction.
  • Once we are all in our groups I will walk through the expectations for this lesson. Please make sure all of you are online and have open http://www.learnthenet.com/index.php
  • Provided in the document below are the terms that each group will need to research. Each person is responsible for at least 2 terms/concepts that they are to research and take notes on.
  • At the end of the day tomorrow each student will discuss one term they researched that was the most interesting to them.
  • Group participation is key and will be part of this assignment- so help out those in your team who might need help and feel free to share your ideas with your team!
  • You will have 35 min to complete your research
  • Once you are done please watch the video below (http://youtu.be/7v75QpvISUs) Kids of Today vs. 1980's Technology

Terms To Be Researched

DSL           

Cyberspace

Cyberpunk

Cookie

Broadband

Bit

Bandwidth

Atom

Applet

Http

WWW

URL  

Wi-FI

HTML

Virus

Upload

Spam

Hypertext

Gigabyte

FTP

Fire Wall

Router

Portal

Plug-in

Podcast

Node

Network

Mashup

LAN

Jpeg

Java

ICP



 

Kids of Today vs. 1980's Technology

Here is a little video to show you how things used to be...

Student Instruction Day 2

  • Do you have any questions?
  • Please direct your attention to the video on The Future of the Internet Service 3.0 (http://youtu.be/off08As3siM )
  • Please meet in your same groups from Day 1.
  • Are there any volunteers who would like to share their findings?
  • Once all of your classmates have had a chance to share their research I would like all of you to complete the provide Socrative quiz and WSQ (WSQ is provided below)
  • To access your quiz please use your Socrative app on your iPad, login in and go to ROOM: 253a17ab to begin your quiz.

The Future of the Internet: Service 3.0

Socrative Screen Shot of Your Quiz

Full Screen

Understanding the Internet WSQ

Please complete and submit.