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Alternative Uses of Outdated Computers
 
Information Technology  

  Inquiry Based Unit
Essential Question
How can we utilize older computer equipment in economical, business-connected ways?
Critical Questions
 
 Print/Electronic Resources

http://www.merlot.org
This site contains tutorials, references, and white papers for educators

http://www.linux.org
A site for information on Linux operating systems, including code and downloads

http://aggregate.org
Contains information and links to sites concerning computational networks and compilers

http://aggregate.org/LDP/
Contains tutorials for Parallel Processing systems

http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Parallel-Processing-HOWTO.html
A reprint of a Parallel Processing paper from the University of Kentucky

http://www2.linuxjournal.com/article/2258
A Linux journal site that discusses Parallel Processing and the use of PVM, a free "Parallel Virtual Machine" software for Distributed Data Processing

http://folding.stanford.edu/
A site for access to data for computation on Parallel Processors

http://rosscit.org/folding
A link to a program's site, including the results of the Parallel Processing project and the number of units that have processed since the completion of the project

Estimated time:
 One 30-minute segment each day, plus one full class day (90 minutes) per week, for 6 weeks.

Student knowledge/
skill level:
  Beginner
  Novice
  Experienced
  Expert

 Prerequisites 


 Pre-Assessment 


 Materials Needed 


 Facilities 


 Business and Industry Resources 


 Other Local Assets 


 Print/Electronic Resources 


 Teacher Tips 




 Assessments
    Formative 
     Summative