Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Bandwidth (says Ben...)



Why the school computers are sooooooo
SLOW




Internet use at KRHS
Our maximum  internet speed = 25mbs

From Mr. Lambert
"You will notice the  green plateau which indicates our maximum internet speed (25mbs).                     During the school day it is completely maxed out.  

                                      The biggest bandwidth hog by FAR is YouTube.
                    Take a look at the graph pulled from the Barracuda filter." (KRHS IT Dept.)

1 & 2 = YouTube     3 = iTunes   4 = Pandora






So, what is bandwidth???

It’s the “wire” that connects your computer 
>> to your modem >>
 to your Internet Service Provider (ISP)

When you open a web page,
files travel from where ever they are in the world
to your service provider* 
and then to your computer.
The wider your bandwidth, $ $ $,
the more info can pass through to your computer.

Speed  =  Time or Money
Wait for it..….
or pay $ $ $ for more bandwidth or….
Pay attention to how you are using the bandwidth you have.




BTW  *Electrons run through the wires at close to the speed of light, about  670,000,000 MPH (six hundred and seventy million miles per hour). At that speed, you could circle the globe 7 times a second, or 420 times a minute. (http://www.coolnerds.com/Newbies/Bandwidth/Bandwidth.htm


from coolnerds.com

Monday, November 26, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

MLA: Must Look Alike

Read more here >>



MLA Format:
  • TOTALLY Times New Roman 
  • Simply size 12
  • Double Spaced - between lines and paragraphs
  • Margins set to 1 - check File >> page setup


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

NECAPS Coming...Tuesday 10/16

Practice NECAP problems are available in the Learning Lab. 
These are actual problems from the 2011 tests.

Now available in room #215 and on-line:

click here for Mathematics

click here for Reading

click here for Writing 

see student work samples (94 pages)