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
$100 A massive earthquake caused a deadly “tsunami”.
Ships at sea can barely detect a tsunami. (Explanations vary.) $400
What is the best way to prevent loss of life in future tsunamis? 1.5
(Answers vary.) Provide and compare options. Then, support your recommendation(s). $500
$100 The hard drive is usually inside the computer’s console or case.
$200 A floppy disk can hold about 1.4 megabytes of information.
$300 There are about one thousand bytes in a megabyte. (Actually 1,024 or 210.)
$400 “ASCII” is an established and common standard for representing binary numbers. (Explanations regarding importance vary.)
Agree or disagree, then, explain: All information can be digitized. 2.5
$500 Any type of information can be digitized. (Explanations will vary.) Concepts: analog, digital
$300 There is no limit. You can use as many fonts as are installed on your computer.
$300 No. Powerpoint is not a free product.
How do most people get their registered versions of Powerpoint? 3.4
$400 In most cases, people purchase a new computer with Microsoft Office already installed. Note: This may change in the near future.
How can “hyperlinks” be used to enhance instruction? Provide examples. 3.5
$500 Hyperlinks provide a way to make interactive presentations. (Examples may vary.)
$100 The Internet was established in the late 1960s.
$200 The Internet was developed in the USA by the US military to provide a means of uninterruptible communication during a nuclear war.
Did the Iraqi Defense Ministry lose information from their networks during the bombing of Bagdad? Explain. 4.3
$300 Even during the bombing, the Iraqi Defense Ministry did not lose information in network transmissions; their network was based on “IP” (Internet protocol).
Agree or disagree, then, explain: The Internet has an enormous impact on the way students learn in schools. 4.4
$400 (Answers will vary.) Provide reasons to support your view.
Provide a metaphor for the Internet. Describe some characteristics. 4.5
$500 (Answers will vary.) Provide common characteristics of your metaphor with the Internet.
$100 A bit (binary data).
$200 A bit is either a “0” or a “1” binary number.
$300 A bit represents an open or closed circuit: “on” or “off”
$400 40 bits. Every symbol on a keyboard represents a byte, made up of 8 bits. 5 bytes x 8 bits = 40 bits