The Tell Me Why Series, based on the books by Arkady Leokum, gives informative and easy-to-understand answers to the many types of questions that children ask about everyday subjects. This program answers questions children ask about computers, such as: What can you do with a computer? What is a "Motherboard?" What piece of computer equipment enables you to see the information that is inside a computer? What do input devices allow you to do? How does one computer communicate with another computer? What is the difference between a "bit" and a "byte"? What is the difference between hardware and software? What is a computer file? Subjects covered include: Abend, Bandwidth, Bit, Booting Up, Cable, Modem, CD-ROM, Data, DSL, Fiber Optics, Floppy Disc, Hard Disc, Icon, Keyboard, Laptop, Computer, Modem, Operating System, RAM, Scanner, Silicon, Software, Virus, WAN. This DVD also answers questions children ask about the Internet such as: How do I connect to the Internet? What is an Internet server? Is the World Wide Web part of the Internet? What is HTML? Do I need a browser to visit the web? What does a hyperlink do? How do I find information on the Internet? What does it mean to "download?" What is email? Can I use the Internet to talk on the telephone? Subjects covered include: Modem, protocol, TCP/IP, server, web page, domain name, URL, HTML, browser, Netscape Navigator, Internet Explorer, search engine, FTP, DSL. Grades 1-6. 60 minutes on DVD.
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