Computers in the Classroom

Computers and computer skills are now seen as a requirement, not a luxury. Getting students exposed early and providing a constructive atmosphere encouraging good computer skills will be a necessity to prepare them for 21st-century job market.

Explore the history of the Internet and computer. Then, move forward to the Internet and computer of today.  Discover the BYOD issues in the classroom. We have come a long way from Web 1.0 to Web 3.0. Technology changes daily.

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1 to 1 Portable Computer Labs for K-6 Schools

As schools look to implementing 1:1 computing for their students via shared laptop trolleys (or carts), it's good to consider what's required and how it can all be managed. This video is a good introduction.  learn more

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A Brief History of Technology in Education

Think of this video as an introduction to where we've been with technology in the classroom and where we're headed...  learn more

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BYOD For Students

This video from Bobbi Jean Gallagher covers her classroom's Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) rules in an entertaining manner. Issues that should be covered include connecting only to the school network while on campus, where you cannot use your device, teachers have the final say on how and if BYOD devices can be used in…  learn more

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BYOD in the 21st Century

Wondering what BYOD means or if your school is ready for it? In this 8-minute Pedagogical Quickie for teachers and administrators, Marc-André Lalande presents some of the many advantages and limitations of this concept for education.  learn more

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From Hotspots to School Bus Wi-Fi, Districts Seek Out Solutions to ‘Homework Gap'

While most schools in the U.S. boast broadband access these days, and plenty of assignments require the internet, when students head home, many can't get online to finish up their schoolwork. Many schools are left with two options: keep moving forward with digital learning—and risk leaving some students behind—or keep homework assignments offline, holding back…  learn more

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History of The Internet

The internet is one of the most important tools in recent history, giving us access to countless amounts of information. Here's a 3 1/2 minute history of how it all came to be.  learn more

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How Bits and Bytes Work

HowStuffWorks includes a number of good articles on the workings of computers. How Bits and Bytes Work describes the basic element of computer technology -- 1's and 0's.  learn more

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How Search Works

Matt Cutts from Google explains how search engines work. Everything from spiders to quality ratings to the ads.  learn more

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How WiFi Works

With the advent of WiFi (wireless Internet), the days of stringing cables to every classroom and every desk to allow access to the Internet or school data servers are long gone. Check out this easy-to-understand tutorial.  learn more

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Browse a replica of the the first website posted to the Internet. Use the line-mode browser simulator to see how the Web looked back when it was invented. Use your keyboard to interact with the browser. The computer mouse was not yet available.  learn more

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Internet and the world wide web are not the same thing

The world wide web is just one way to access information through the internet. While it does represent a considerable portion of the internet, and is unquestionably the most popular part, the two concepts must not be treated as synonyms because they are not the same.  learn more

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Internet Live Stats

How busy is the Internet? Way, way busy. Here's a site that show's you what's happened so far today in real time.  learn more

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Netcraft Web Server Survey

Netcraft tracks the current state of the Internet. While much of their findings are of a technical nature, they track the current number of Internet Web Sites -- almost 1 billion.  learn more

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NetSupport School

Once you have computers in your school, how do you track them and the students that use them? NetSupport School is an example solution that works with a mix of computer types and even student provided tablets/laptops. NetSupport School helps teachers maintain student focus by monitoring and controlling the use of apps, web sites, printers…  learn more

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Short History of the Internet

The Internet is a child of the Cold War. It started with a question, "How could the US authorities successfully communicate after a nuclear war?" Here's the story of how it all started.  learn more

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The Unwired Classroom

The Unwired Classroom talks about the advantages of using wireless laptop PC's in the classroom and includes numerous images. An idea used in many schools is to store the laptops on a cart that can be rolled from classroom to classroom, allowing 100's of students to easily share a few laptops with a minimum of…  learn more