In a few words, what is the internet?
The internet allows people all over the world to share information and resources in ways that were never before possible. It has revolutionized communication, allowing us to instantly send messages and connect with people from distant places. It has enabled businesses to expand their reach and open up new opportunities for growth.
The Internet: Connecting the World
Internet Protocol (IP): The set of rules that govern how data is sent and received over the Internet. Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP): A protocol used by web browsers and servers to communicate with each other. Domain Name System (DNS): A service used to translate domain names into IP addresses.
The internet is made up of over 55 million miles of optical fiber cable. The first message sent over the internet was 'lo' sent from the University of California, Los Angeles to the Stanford Research Institute. The internet is estimated to contain over 1 billion websites. Most of these websites are inactive or abandoned.
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How has the internet changed the way we communicate?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of using the internet?
How has the internet impacted your life?
What are some of the ethical and safety issues associated with using the internet?
Brain break: Draw a dog driving a car with its tongue sticking out!
Question: How does the internet help us connect with people around the world? Clues: • The internet allows us to share information quickly and easily. • We can use the internet to send messages, find information, and make purchases. • It helps us connect with people from different countries and cultures. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Make a drawing of a scene that shows how the internet helps people connect with others around the world. B. Come up with a creative way to show how the internet can bring people together.
What does the term 'URL' stand for?
- Uniform Resource Locator
- Universal Remote Link
- Unlimited Resource Location
What is the name of the first web browser ever created?
- Internet Explorer
- Netscape Navigator
'HTTP' stands for what?
- Hypertext Transfer Protocol
- Hyperlink Text Transfer Program
- Hyperspace Technology and Programming
Which of these is NOT a web browser?
- Microsoft Word
- Mozilla Firefox
- Google Chrome
Which protocol do email clients use to receive email messages from mail servers?
Work together in pairs: What are three steps you can take to protect your personal information while using the internet?