Tag: Internet

Online Safety

This presentation, which I prepared for an assembly at my school, might be useful for educating secondary students about staying safe online. It focuses on the various dangers and how they can be avoided. Thumbnail image by brunogirin on Flickr.…

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Example Internet: A Role Play

One day at university a group of us were discussing (or joking about) using a role play to help students understand the workings of the Internet. I remember thinking it was a great idea, but I was not sure if it would work in practice. …

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One of the first news reports about this thing called “Internet”

http://thenextweb.com/shareables/2010/04/17/news…

This extremely dated video clip introduces video to a new craze sweeping the world: Internet. When you need something to remind students that there was life before the Net, this is the resource to use. It also provides a view of the Internet as …

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Internet Structure Diagram

This diagram gives an abstract, high-level overview of how the Internet is structured. The aim is to allow a teacher to introduce concepts such as TCP/IP, packet switching, LANs and firewalls, without going into too much detail. It leaves some interesting questions: Why a cloud? …

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TCP/IP Network Role Play

These stickers are used with a class of up to 30 students to simulate how a TCP/IP network (such as the Internet) functions. The key concepts here are IP addressing and packet switching. Students are arranged into intranets, each with a number of PCs, printers, …

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Internet Vocabulary

This list aims to give some of the most important vocabulary for the Internet (including applications such as the Web and email). With a little imagination, this list can be used in different ways, such as an informal check to assess prior knowledge, as a …

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TCP/IP Role Play Stickers

TCP IP Role Play Stickers

Drama and ICT might seem incompatible, but role playing can provide students studying computing a hands-on way to learn certain concepts. These stickers are used with a class of up to 30 students to simulate how a TCP/IP network (such …

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Jamendo: Free, Legal Music

http://www.jamendo.com

Jamendo is a fantastic source for music that students can legally use in their own creative works. Shared under Creative Commons licenses, the site offers a whole range of sounds, much of which is very professional in its composition, performance and production.…

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The Netbook Effect: How Cheap Little Laptops Hit the Big Time

http://www.wired.com/gadgets/wireless/magazine/17-03/mf_netbooks?currentPage=all

Spurred on by the development of the OLPC project, ASUS created the EeePC, and in doing so created a whole new computing market: the Netbook. This development is interesting for many reasons, not least because it demonstrates the speed at which things can change …

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History of the Internet on Vimeo

Despite the comical voice over, this video provides some interesting material on the history of the Internet and the developments that lead to it, such as time-sharing and file sharing. This provides an interesting way to bust the myth that the Internet is a recent …

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