Learning about the Internet builds on student knowledge gained in the prior units, Introduction to Computers, Circuits and Switches, Digital Information, and Microprocessors. The online lessons and videos in this unit introduce students to:
Goals and Objectives
Students will learn:
Time to Complete Online Lessons: about 45 minutes
This handout shows students the path an e-mail message goes to get from one person to another.
Did You Get the Message?
This handout provides a great group activity for teaching students the importance of turning various kinds of media—such as sound or video—into an agreed-upon protocol for transmission on a network.
Put It in Your Packet
This handout provides a group activity for helping students understand how information is transmitted in packets. Students play the role of packets to learn how information can be divided into packets and reassembled by a computer in the proper order no matter how they are received. The activity also provides students with a firsthand chance to learn about bandwidth using the doorway to your classroom.
Interactive White Image
The image linked below are pertinent to this unit. You can project the image on an interactive whiteboard and use them in class discussions or activities.