May 23rd 2016 Lesson Notes

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Class plan.png What are we going to learn today?[edit]

  1. You are going to understand what a network is click here
  2. You are going to understand the advantages and disadvantages of networks click here
  3. You are going to learn about types of networks
  4. You are going to learn about topologies click here
  5. You are going to understand the difference between wired and wireless networks
  6. You will describe the advantages and disadvantages of wireless networks click here
  7. You will describe the advantages and disadvantages of wired networks click here
  8. You will understand basic networking hardware click here
  9. You will understand what a server is click here
  10. You will understand what a protocol is click here
  11. You will describe the way certain protocols work click here

Homework.png What is your homework and when is it due ?[edit]

  1. No homework today

Planfortoday.png What is the actual plan?[edit]

  1. You will have a lecture (gasp) about networks
  2. You will engage in self-directed learning to understand basic ideas about networks.

Target.png Is this graded?[edit]

  1. your work will count towards a formative engagement / ownership of learning grade

Ourstandards.png Standards we are covering today[edit]

  • Identify different types of networks. Level: 2
  • Outline the importance of standards in the construction of networks. Level: 2
  • Define the terms: protocol, data packet. Level: 1
  • Explain why protocols are necessary. Level: 3
  • Outline the advantages and disadvantages of wireless networks. Level: 2


Computer1.png As a computer scientist, you have[edit]

These are the characteristics every computer scientist works towards.

  • Confidence in dealing with complexity
  • Persistence in working with difficult problems
  • Tolerance for ambiguity
  • The ability to deal with open-ended problems
  • The ability to communicate and work with others to achieve a common goal or solution

Credit.png Credits[edit]

a group or system of interconnected people or things.

a group or system of interconnected people or things.

Give a detailed account or picture of a situation, event, pattern or process.

Provide an answer from a number of possibilities. Recognize and state briefly a distinguishing fact or feature.

Give a brief account.

Give the precise meaning of a word, phrase, concept or physical quantity.

Give a detailed account including reasons or causes.