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An Educator's Guide to School Networks
http://fcit.coedu.usf.edu/network
GRADE LEVEL: Professional

CONTENT:
An Educators Guide to School Networks is an online tutorial that covers the basics of configuring a school network.

AESTHETICS:
There is a simple table of contents with a few instructional graphics.

ORGANIZATION:
Users easily navigate the site by following the hyperlinked table of contents on the main page. Each internal page has a bottom navigation menu to allow movement between the major sections of the site.

REVIEW:
Have you found yourself charged with the daunting task of installing a network for your school? Have you ever wondered what the terms protocol, Ethernet, twisted cable, or fiber optic have to do with computers? Do LAN, WAN, MAN, FDDI, and ATM sound like alphabet soup to you? An Educator's Guide to School Networks can explain it all. This tutorial covers everything from What is a Network? to choosing network software. Included are a handy Glossary of network terms; References, including articles, books and Web sites; and a fun, interactive Networking Game, WWW Puzzle Peril.

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