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Module 4 – Computational Thinking
Module 5 – Data Literacy
[ENG] Digital Citizenship and Computational Thinking – Curriculum Team
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What made up the Internet?

The Internet is a wire which many wires connect computers all around the world. It’s a network of networks in which users at any one computer can, if they have permission, get information from any other computer or we can say, it allows multiple computers to communicate on a single network. It’s a fully distributed system of computing devices and it ensures end-to-end connectivity through every part of the network. The aim is for every device to be able to communicate with any other device.

The Internet is something we all use every day, and many of us can’t imagine our lives without it. The internet and all the technological advances it offers has changed our society. It has changed our jobs, the way we consume news and share information, and the way we communicate with one another.​It has also created so many opportunities and has helped humanity progress and has shaped our human experience.  

  • The internet has 3 basic parts:
  • The last mile: is the part of the internet that connects homes and small businesses to the internet. It also allows people to access the internet with their cell phones. 
  • Data centers are a room full of servers that store user data and host online apps and content and it has very fast internet connections.
  • The backbone: consists of long-distance networks. Mostly on fiber optic cables that carry data between data centers and consumers.