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Educators, librarians, parents and school board members are looking for ways to utilize the Internet. This manual for educational decision-makers on building a K–12 network is written for both computer-literate readers and those with little experience. Part I summarizes steps in planning, funding and implementing a network, with examples of proven methodology. Proper functioning, upgrading and future directions are discussed. Part II is a guide to the use of the Internet, from policy and protection issues to ...
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Educators, librarians, parents and school board members are looking for ways to utilize the Internet. This manual for educational decision-makers on building a K–12 network is written for both computer-literate readers and those with little experience. Part I summarizes steps in planning, funding and implementing a network, with examples of proven methodology. Proper functioning, upgrading and future directions are discussed. Part II is a guide to the use of the Internet, from policy and protection issues to “virtual field trips.” Rural and remote learning educators will find a section appropriate to their needs. Part III explains specific technical guidelines for network infrastructures, with details on network topology, protocols and the types of connection media.
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A manual for education decision makers on building a K-12 network, for both computer-literate readers and those with little computer experience. Part I summarizes steps in planning and implementing and network, and Part II discusses use of the Internet, from policy issues to virtual field trips, and looks at special concerns of rural and remote learning educators. Part III explains specific technical guidelines for network infrastructures, with details on network topology, protocols, and types of media connections. The author is president of a multimedia training program development company. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786407279
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/1/1999
  • Pages: 315
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Pt. I Educator's Planning Guide 15
1 The Role of Internet Technologies in Schools 17
2 Connectivity Policies for K-12 Schools 39
3 Planning and Designing Systems 55
4 Assembling The Team and Acquiring Expertise 75
5 Understanding Options for Design 87
Pt. II Educator's Guide to Good Internet Practices 109
6 Learning to Use and Support the Internet 113
7 The Internet's Many Modes of Communication 131
8 The World Wide Web for Classrooms 159
9 Web Tools for Educators 181
10 Internet Security Policies and Issues 203
Pt. III Technical Guidelines 219
11 Your School's Place on the Internet 223
12 Inside the School: the Inner Network 249
13 The School's Link to the Internet 265
Pt. IV Appendices 277
App. A Glossary 279
App. B Recommended Reading 291
Index 293
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