Age range: 13 - 19
Resource type: lesson plan, presentation, text, video
Author: Dimitrios Sotiropoulos
The increase in the global usage of the Internet multiplies geometrically the needs for a wider and faster internet. For this reason, this package aims to familiarize students with the types of Internet Access and the general networking of devices that is known to be done by wireless and wired means and to problematize them on the connection of Internet access to the world development. The package explores basic concepts and technologies of Internet Access such as networking and global networking, 5G technology and connects various technological applications (e.g. IoT, MTM, autonomous cars etc.) with fast Internet Access. The 17 Info Cards present the different categories of Internet Access Technology (3G, 4G and 5G), advantages and disadvantages in the field of development and economy from the use of different Internet Technologies as well as biological effects of radio waves and related myths. 14 Story Cards include information about the history of Internet and its relationship to the Economy, Growth and Education, the relationship between Internet and space, the use of 5G worldwide and the relevant forecasts and the technologies that can be supported through a fast Internet. There are 14 question cards and a video lecture, which presents the main aspects of wired and wireless access to Internet and the relative advantages and disadvantages.
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