Guiding Question 3

Guiding Question 3 What is the Internet, where is it, and how does it work? For this week, Team 8 concentrated on bringing you information about the internet. Whether it be basic understanding of components of the internet, how all the devices work together to bring the internet to life or using social media to keep in contact with the rest of the world. For the first time ever, the world is truly at your fingertips. Communication with people around the world is now possible through the world of the internet. Powerful resources can be tapped into, anywhere on the planet.

What is the Internet? Selena Goles

How does the Internet work? That is a great question! The Internet has grown in an explosive way and it seems difficult to escape the barrage of .coms seen increasingly on television, seen in magazines and heard on radio. The Internet has become such a large portion of our everyday lives, a good understanding is needed to use this new tool most efficiently.

How the Internet works? Michael Victorino

WWW…the Internet and how does it work ??

Contributed By : K.M.

Just HOW do these networks “talk” to one another?                       

The BIG secret of the “Net” is a network protocol called TCP/IP. This is a special kind of coding system that lets computers electronically describe and interpret (send and receive) data over the network. The term actually refers to two separate parts: the transmission control protocol (TCP) and the Internet protocol (IP). Joined together they form the unique “language” of the Internet. Every computer that hooks to the Internet understands these two protocols and uses them to send and receive data from one computer to the next computer along the network highway. TCP breaks down every piece of data such as an email message or a web page into small chunks called packets. The IP protocol then figures out how the data is supposed to get from point A to point B by passing through a series of routers. If your web page was broken into ten packets, then each of those will have traveled a completely separate route. But you’ll never know it, because as the packets arrive, TCP takes over again, recognizing each packet and checking to see if it’s complete. Once it has acknowledged all the packets, TCP reunites them into the original form.

The World Wide Web

Although the terms Web and Internet are often used synonymously, they’re actually NOT the same thing. The World Wide Web you know the “www” that starts most of the websites we use, is a subdivision of the Internet a collection of interweaved documents that work together using a specific Internet protocol called HTTP(Hypertext Transfer Protocol). HTTP is just one of many protocols that are used on the internet. Others include Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP),File Transfer Protocol (FTP) .The essential feature of the Web is its ability to connect pages to one another also to audio, video, and image files with something called hyperlinks. The Web is based on a set of rules for exchanging text, images, sound, video, and other multimedia files, which is collectively known as HTTP, or Hypertext Transfer Protocol .Web pages can be sent over the Net because browsers and Web servers both understand HTTP. Web pages are written in HTML, or Hypertext Markup Language, which tells the Web browser how to display the page completely .




Team CES – Artifact 3: The Internet


Team Cutting Edge Support recognizes that in today’s modern world, we are using the internet for just about anything. But what do you know about “The Internet?” We are here to answer that!

Team member Gina covers the history of the internet and compares the differences between the web and the internet with her MS Word document. Kiara gives some insight to the “image” and the location of the internet. Does the internet have a location? She provides a MS Powerpoint slideshow. Atsuko covers the topic of web browsers. She defines what a web browser is and lists some of the web browsers used. She provides her information in a MS Word document. Lastly, Richard gives us a guide on how the internet works and transmits information with a MS Word document.

What is the Internet? What is the World Wide Web? What is the Difference? Gina Ho

As I took the time to understand the in-depth history of the Internet and the way it has developed over the years I gathered a few key pieces of information as well as a few “fun” facts that the average user can utilize to have a better understanding of the Internet and the World Wide Web as well as understand the difference between the two.
Summary of Slides:

  • Definition of The Internet
  • How Does The Internet Work?
  • Statistics re: Internet
    • Users
    • Hosts
    • Timeline of Interesting Facts
  • Definition of The World Wide Web
  • Comparison
  • Works Cited

Link to Gina’s Artifact

Where is the Internet? Kiara Pascual
I include several videos to provide a visual of the internet. The internet exists all around us! The internet doesn’t have a solid, definite image to itself. People use imagery to make connections.

  • Brief definition of “internet”
  • Visualization of the internet
    • “Visual descriptions” of the internet and a a link to Youtube video on the physical features of the internet.
  • Video – Andrew Blum. Can we touch the internet?
  • Conclusion – Where is the internet?

Link to Kiara’s Artifact

What is “Web browser” ?  How does a web browser work?  Atsuko Hamano

When you type a Web site address, (URL), the following events occur

  • The browser packages your address request for transportation across the Internet.
  • The first stop the request makes is at a Domain Name Server or DNS.
  • I.P. stands for Internet Protocol.
  • For example: if you type into the browsers address bar, the DNS converts it to a number like which is the actual Internet address of the ISU computer.

Every browser features a toolbar that allows you to perform various functions like:

  • Go back to the first page you started on the internet which is called Home.
  • Book your favorite websites.
  • Print content you find interesting on.

Types of Browsers

  • Mozilla Fire Fox
  • Opera
  • Netscape Navigator
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer

Link to Atsuko’s Artifact

How does the Internet work? Richard Laparejo


  • Backbone
  • Network Service Providers
  • Network Access Points
  • Internet Service Providers
  • Types of ISPs


  • TCP
  • IP

Picture example of how the internet works.

Provided to in depth video.

Link to Richard’s Artifact

Team CES continues to provide the basic, necessary knowledge you need to be technologically competent. Informing yourself of the functions and history of the internet gives you a broader perspective of how the internet has changed the way we communicate and see the world. Please leave us comments below! We’d love to hear from you.



Team Cutting Edge Support


Guiding Question 3

What is the Internet, where is it, and how does it work?

The internet, a world wide web of individuals and networks that which information is shared. The information highway as it is also know. How does the internet work? Who is the internet? These are just a few of the questions we will discuss in answering what the internet is.

Darrell Delmundo

Who is the internet?

The internet itself isn’t an out of research thing lost in some cyberspace. Instead it is a network of connected computers sharing information. For this reason any user who has connected to the internet shares in its identity.

Kurt Kaleikini

How does the Internet work?

     The Internet is simply a network within a network.  These networks are either privately or publicly owned.  Therefore, the unique characteristic of the Internet is that no single entity owns the Internet.  In addition, the Internet is maintained by Network Service Providers that maintain the high speed routes, this enables data to be transferred from “hosts” that receive and reply to “search” request made by any computer and any computer user in the world connected to the Internet, due to Interoperability. The following PowerPoint presentation will provide you with an overview  of: What and Who is the Internet? Who uses the Internet? and How does the Internet work?

Kathleen Galloway

     Here is the link to my powerpoint presentation answering my question, what is the history of the internet?  The internet began it’s entrance into the world back in 1962, where people globally interacted, and quick data and information was at hands.

    What is the Internet? It is simply a network of networks, individuals that collectively share the identity of the internet through their connection to one another. Where is the internet? The internet is everywhere and nowhere all at the same time. Anyone that is connected to a service provider through their computer, phone, and even television carries the internet with them through their devices.

Entering into the Abyss: Guiding Question 3

The abyss known as the Internet.


The internet is a vast array of information that can be found anywhere and everywhere.  However, it can never be touched, it can only be “virtually touched.”  Within this week’s artifact we covered:

“What is the internet?”By Ikaika Anderson

In this artifact we will take a look at exactly what is the internet.


“What is the history of the internet?”By: Brooke-lynn Navarro

Brooke-lynn will guide us through what the history of the internet is, and how it came to be a part of our modern day world.

“How does the internet work? Does anyone control the internet or in charge of it?” By Stephanie Mendiola

Stephanie will elaborate on the internet and explain how does the internet work, and answer the questions “Does anyone control the internet? Who is in charge of it?”

Fantastic Four Team Artifact 3 – The Internet

Click  the links below each individual artifact introduction for actual artifact:

Growing up in the information age, I’ve always taken the Internet for granted. I never realized that, every time I opened my web browser, I was plugging into a truly, both intangible and tangible, worldwide network.

What is the Internet? – Jeff

My artifact explains where the Internet is, what it is composed of, who are the participants and related organizations as well as potential future models of what will become of it.

Where is the Internet? – Liz

One of the greatest things about the Internet is that nobody really owns it. It is a global collection of networks, both big and small. These networks connect together in many different ways to form the single entity that we know as the Internet. In fact, the very name comes from this idea of interconnected networks. This network of networks crisscrosses the globe and even extends into space. But How Does It Work

How does the Internet Work? – Angus

Sample Team Artifact Post

How does one research online to uncover relevant, credible information, when searching online leads everyone in the same direction and to the same websites? How can one use research to dig and search for the truth on the Internet?

Short introduction here on how the team addressed the Guiding Question (include guiding question) with their artifacts in making sense of the entire Guiding Question. Sum up everyone’s contributions.

1. How do you find and interpret credible research information using Google search?

By: Tommy Technology

Google is one of the most widely used search engines. The common saying these days is, “Just Google it.” What does that mean? It means you can find anything – answers to all your questions using the Google search engine, But how do you find and interpret credible research information from your online search? In the file below, I’ve included a list of the top 10 ways to research and find credible information using the Google search engine, including additional information and examples.

Top 10 Ways to Research and Find Credible Information Using Google (.docx)


2. Next teammate’s question.

Next teammate’s name.

Short intro.

Attach artifact file here.

3. Next teammate’s question.

Next teammate’s name.

Short intro.

Attach artifact file here.

4. Next teammate’s question.

Next teammate’s name.

Short intro.

Attach artifact file here.


Short conclusion. Ask for comments.