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Overview

Break through the hype and find out all about Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), the hottest telecommunications technology! ATM For Dummies gets you up to speed on the technology and its practical uses. If you're a network manager or other "decision-maker" trying to determine whether ATM fits your company's networking plan, this book tells you where to start, what to worry about, and how to succeed.

Inside, find helpful advice on how to

  • See where and how ATM is used in different kinds of networks, ranging from LANs to WANs
  • Evaluate ATM as a potential technology for your network requirements
  • Find out how ATM stacks up against competing technologies
  • Dig through ATM's standards and find out what's really important to you and your business
  • Benefit from the experiences of ATM pioneers in real-life case studies
  • Understand the many aspects of ATM networking: the enterprise, the carrier, the ISP, and even the residence
  • Decipher all those acronyms floating around telecommunications technology
  • Hear from the pros in a series of Inside ATM editorials by leading ATM experts
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568846972
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/1998
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 7.32 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

About This Book
How to Use This Book
Foolish Assumptions
How This Book Is Organized
Part I: AOL Primer
Part II: AOL Educator's Tour
Part III: AOL in Your Classroom
Part IV: Online Projects by the Tens
Part V: Appendixes
Icons Used in This Book
What Are You Waiting For?
Feedback, Please!
Part I: AOL Primer
Chapter 1: Over 6 Million Sold!
The Incredible Shrinking World
The Power behind AOL
One huge computer?
The world's best plumbing
Powerful software
Deep and Wide: AOL Opportunities
Internet access
Content and organization
CyberSynergy
The Bigger Picture
Chapter 2: The Right Choice: Why AOL?
Decisions, Decisions
Finding the Right On-Ramp
Online service versus ISP: The good, the bad, and the ugly
AOL or another online service?
Pipelines are everything
The Bottom Line

Part II: AOL Educator's Tour

Chapter 3: Getting Up and Running in Ten Minutes
Your Pre-Flight Checklist
A computer
A telephone line
A modem
Your America Online For Teachers CD
Installing the Software
Logging On: The Maiden Voyage
AOL by Modem or Network
Connecting to AOL with a modem
Finding local access numbers
Connecting via TCP/IP from Your Schoolwide or Districtwide Network
Connecting to America Online via TCP/IP (Windows)
Connecting to America Online via TCP/IP (Macintosh)
The Big Finish
Chapter 4: Starting Points
The Big Picture
Channel Surfing
Computers & Software (Keyword: SOFTWARE)
Digital City (Keyword: DIGITAL CITY)
Entertainment (Keyword: ENTERTAINMENT)
Games (Keyword: GAMES)
Health & Fitness (Keyword: HEALTH AND FITNESS)
The Hub (Keyword: HUB)
International (Keyword: INTERNATIONAL)
Internet Connection (Keyword: INTERNET)
Kids Only (Keyword: KIDS)
Learning & Culture (Keyword: LEARNING)
Life, Styles & Interests (Keyword: LSI)
Marketplace (Keyword: MARKET)
MusicSpace (Keyword: MUSIC)
Newsstand (Keyword: NEWSSTAND)
Today's News (Keyword: NEWS)
People Connection (Keyword: PEOPLE CONNECTION)
Personal Finance (Keyword: FINANCE)
Reference Desk (Keyword: REFERENCE)
Sports (Keyword: SPORTS)
Style (Keyword: STYLE)
Travel (Keyword: TRAVEL)
Searching in the Lost and Found
Searching the subjects
Tab time
Browsing the channels
Tour Summary
Chapter 5: Getting Around on AOL
Passing the Bar
Menu Madness
Shortcuts Everywhere!
Chapter 6: AOL Graduate School: Getting Organized
Getting Around
Go keyword crazy!
Go To the head of the class
Cutting it short
Creating New Screen Names
Using Parental Controls
Chapter 7: Talking to the World through E-Mail
What Is E-Mail?
Sending E-Mail on AOL
On the Menu
E-Mail Do's and Don'ts
Do create a custom electronic signature message for yourself or your school
Don't send anything through e-mail that you wouldn't write on your classroom chalkboard
Don't flame
Do talk to your students about what's appropriate to send via e-mail
Don't type in all CAPITAL letters
Do format your messages
Reading Your Mail
Your little black (address) book
AOL . . . Automatically!
Sending an Instant Message
Blocking Instant Messages
Managing Communications Central
Chapter 8: Ups and Downs
What's a Download?
Downloading a File from AOL
What Do I Do After I Download a Program or File?
Virus, Virus, Who's Got the Virus?
Contributing to the Body of Human Knowledge
How Do I Upload a File?
Save Time -- Use the Download Manager
Pretty Pictures
Giving to the Learning Community
Chapter 9: Writing Your Name on the (Message) Board
Getting Board
Visiting a message board
Reading between (and among) the lines
RSVPing
Tacking One Up Yourself
Summing It All Up
Chapter 10: The Virtual Classroom: Live Chat!
Chats: The Big Picture
Visiting the Lobby
Your Seat at the Conference Table
Setting chat preferences
Saying your first hello
Visiting other chat rooms
What's on the Chat Room Menu?
Attending a Main Event
Finding Out about Other Chat Room Visitors
For the Keyboard-Challenged
Chatting for Teachers
Chapter 11: Nothin' but Net
Surfing the Internet Connection Channel
Sending E-Mail the Internet Way
Nosing through the Newsgroups
About Newsgroups and Binary Files
Go(ing)pher Broke
FTP
What can I do with FTP?
Using FTP on AOL
Web City
Navigating the Web
Creating your own Web page on AOL
Chapter 12: Help's on the Way
Help with Getting Help
Getting Help with AOL
Getting Help with Your Computer
Getting Help with Online Projects
Part III: AOL in Your Classroom
Chapter 13: Becoming a Guide on the Side
Making the Big Shift
Building a Community of Learners
Being a Good Netizen
Ethics for Kids?
Chapter 14: Managing AOL in Your Classroom
Managing Students
Set the stage for telecommunications
Plan, plan, plan
Terms of Service and your students
Reporting violations
Managing Content
Creating an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)
Intelligence inside
Parental (and Teacher!) Control
Controlling access to newsgroups
Managing Instruction
The Final Word
Chapter 15: Funding Your Online Adventures
Shuttle Diplomacy?
How Much Will This Cost?
Finding Funding
Exploring Your School's Payment Options
Marketing 101 for Teachers

Part IV: Online Projects by the Tens

Chapter 16: Ten Tips for Online Project Success
Tips from ESH Tooter
Minimize risk and maximize comfort
What's your story?
Set up a classroom post office
Use different screen names to create ownership
Worried about your cyber-addiction?
Share!
The big content swap
Get an LCD panel
Enter and sign in, please!
Tips from EDUBard
Next Steps
Chapter 17: Ten Online Projects for the Elementary Classroom
Seasonal Observations
Hands Across the Land
State to State Guidelines
Flash Card Frenzy (Grades 3­6)
Read It Aloud (Grades K­4)
Where's Bozo? (Grades K­4)
Hearing-Impaired Exchange
Tinker-Town
The Seuss Is Loose
Hat's Off
Chapter 18: Ten Online Projects for the Middle School Classroom
Geography Detectives (Grades 4­8)
Egg-a-thon
Deep Science 9
Math Online Games
Postcard Geography (Grades 4­8)
Space Island
Where in the World Are Joe and Arlo?
SWOOPE Acid Rain Study
Online Academic Quiz Bowl
ESP (Extra Special People)
Chapter 19: Ten Online Projects for the High School Classroom
Taking Stock!
The Bering Bridge
Foreign Language Word Web
Lost Civilizations
Poetry Folder
Classroom on Ice: A Virtual Field Trip to Antarctica
United States Mystery Destination Project
Underground Railroad Mystery Trip to Freedom
Auntie's HyperGallery
Mind Your Own Business (MYOB)
Chapter 20: Ten Online Projects for Any K­12 Classroom
Pennies for Hope
Westward HO!
Authors-in-Residence (A-I-R)
BookShare
Online Chess Challenge
The Schoolhouse News Bureau
Scrapbook USA
Paperless School Day
Going International
Music Makes the World Go 'Round

Part V: Appendixes

Appendix A: Glossary
Appendix B: AOL Keywords
Appendix C: Troubleshooting
I Can't Find an Access Number!
I Have Line Noise!
I Get the "Host Failed to Respond" Message
The Silly System Is SOOOOO SLOOOOWWWW!
Getting Help with Downloaded Files
I've Been Punted!
My Mail Keeps Getting Returned Undelivered
The Silly Computer Just Freezes
Appendix D: About the America Online For Teachers CD
System Requirements
Installing America Online
Restoring Your Network Preferences

Index

End-User License Agreement

Installation Instructions

Reader Response Card

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