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Geography $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 Computers $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 Powerpoint $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 Internet $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 Digital Information $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 Credits What terrible event happened? 1.1 $100

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  1. Geography $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 Computers $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 Powerpoint $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 Internet $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 Digital Information $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 Credits

  2. What terrible event happened? 1.1

  3. $100 A massive earthquake caused a deadly “tsunami”.

  4. Which continent is this? 1.2

  5. This continent is Asia. $200

  6. Which country is this? 1.3

  7. This country is India. $300

  8. Can a ship in the open sea detect a tsunami? Explain. 1.4

  9. Ships at sea can barely detect a tsunami. (Explanations vary.) $400

  10. What is the best way to prevent loss of life in future tsunamis? 1.5

  11. (Answers vary.) Provide and compare options. Then, support your recommendation(s). $500

  12. Where is the hard drive located? 2.1

  13. $100 The hard drive is usually inside the computer’s console or case.

  14. About how much information can be stored on a floppy disk? 2.2

  15. $200 A floppy disk can hold about 1.4 megabytes of information.

  16. How many bytes are in a megabyte? 2.3

  17. $300 There are about one thousand bytes in a megabyte. (Actually 1,024 or 210.)

  18. Why is “ASCII” important? Explain. 2.4

  19. $400 “ASCII” is an established and common standard for representing binary numbers. (Explanations regarding importance vary.)

  20. Agree or disagree, then, explain: All information can be digitized. 2.5

  21. $500 Any type of information can be digitized. (Explanations will vary.) Concepts: analog, digital

  22. What are “pages” in a Powerpoint presentation called? 3.1

  23. $100 Slides.

  24. How many types of font can you use in Powerpoint? 3.2

  25. $300 There is no limit. You can use as many fonts as are installed on your computer.

  26. Is Powerpoint free for dedicated educators? 3.3

  27. $300 No. Powerpoint is not a free product.

  28. How do most people get their registered versions of Powerpoint? 3.4

  29. $400 In most cases, people purchase a new computer with Microsoft Office already installed. Note: This may change in the near future.

  30. How can “hyperlinks” be used to enhance instruction? Provide examples. 3.5

  31. $500 Hyperlinks provide a way to make interactive presentations. (Examples may vary.)

  32. About how old is the Internet? 4.1

  33. $100 The Internet was established in the late 1960s.

  34. Where was the Internet developed? For what purpose? 4.2

  35. $200 The Internet was developed in the USA by the US military to provide a means of uninterruptible communication during a nuclear war.

  36. Did the Iraqi Defense Ministry lose information from their networks during the bombing of Bagdad? Explain. 4.3

  37. $300 Even during the bombing, the Iraqi Defense Ministry did not lose information in network transmissions; their network was based on “IP” (Internet protocol).

  38. Agree or disagree, then, explain: The Internet has an enormous impact on the way students learn in schools. 4.4

  39. $400 (Answers will vary.) Provide reasons to support your view.

  40. Provide a metaphor for the Internet. Describe some characteristics. 4.5

  41. $500 (Answers will vary.) Provide common characteristics of your metaphor with the Internet.

  42. What is the simplest form of digital information called? 5.1

  43. $100 A bit (binary data).

  44. How can you represent a bit numerically? 5.2

  45. $200 A bit is either a “0” or a “1” binary number.

  46. What does a bit represent? 5.3

  47. $300 A bit represents an open or closed circuit: “on” or “off”

  48. How many bits are required to represent this: 12345 ? 5.4

  49. $400 40 bits. Every symbol on a keyboard represents a byte, made up of 8 bits. 5 bytes x 8 bits = 40 bits

  50. Exactly how many kilobytes are in a megabyte? 5.5

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