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Unit 1 - Activity 2: I.C.T.

Terminology
(dsbn.elearningontario.ca) Technology To Go: The vol!tion o" #obile Comm!nication Mobile computing A device that is portable and capable of wireless communication. WiFi WIFI allows mobile computing devices to connect through a Wireless access point. WAP Passes data along to the internet or local network. PDA andheld devices originall! developed for the managing of phone numbers and appointments" but are graduall! becoming a mini version of the notebook computer. Wh! are mobile computing devices so popular# Mobile devices are so popular mainl! because of their convenience. $he! are small and lightweight" can send and receive email and documents and can look up an!thing from maps and addresses to movie show times on the internet. $ending lectronic #ail What are some of the difference%advantages%disadvantages between web&based email and an e&mail software that can be installed on !our computer# 'ome of the differences between web&based email and e&mail are that it is much faster to use e&mail rather than webmail" the storage in onl! limited b! the si(e of !our hard drive. And e&mail and attachments are easier to manipulate and there are fewer privac! and securit! issues than web&mail. %et&or's )A* A local area network

Intranet Private network

WA* A wide area network

Internet An enormous network of somewhere between +,- and ,-- million computers

WWW Part of the internet that contains viewable content such as webpages

Webpage A single web document containing te.t" links" pictures" and multimedia.

Website A collection of webpages" usuall! maintained b! the same person or organi(ation.

Web /rowser

ere are some items 0numbered from the picture above1 that are common to web browsers2 /utton *ame 4 6 /ack Forward Purpose $his will take !ou to the previous page !ou5ve visited. If !ou5ve gone back to a previous page" i.e." with the /ack button" this will bring !ou forward again to the page !ou were using. $his will stop an! data from downloading from a webpage" i.e." if it is taking too long to load" or if !ou visited the webpage b! mistake. If data on a page is changing over time" hit refresh to load a fresh version of that page. 9eturn to !our homepage. $his is the default page that !our browser shows whenever !ou load it $his opens up !our list of bookmarks. 0Website addresses that !ou5ve saved so that !ou can visit them later1. ?9) $his is the ?niform 9esource )ocator 0?9)1 3e!board 'hortcut A)$&left A)$&right

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of the webpage that is currentl! being visited. ?9) basicall! means2 web page address. An! page on the World Wide Web needs a uni@ue ?9) so that a browser can find it on the internet.

$$P Almost all ?9)s will start with $$P2%%www. $$P stands for !per $e.t $ransfer Protocol" which is a set of rules that allows !our own computer to ask for webpages from other computers on the internet. WWW" as we5ve alread! learned" stands for World Wide Web. In other words" virtuall! ever! time !ou look at a web page" !our browser is using $$P to view the WWW. $he rest of the ?9) tells !ou what specific page !ou5re looking at. A B $he address bar )inks $!pe the ?9) that !ou want to visit here" and then press enter. )inks are t!picall! underlined and%or a different colour that regular te.t. If !ou click on a link" !our browser will take !ou to a new webpage indicated b! that link.

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