Basics of the Internet videos

Here is a very good series of videos explaining basics of the Internet


Resources for teaching kids about cyber safety

“To help you better teach your kids and students about cyber-safety, I have compiled a list of some interesting resources that you can bookmark and share with your learners. “

DNS in Plain English

If you want to explain DNS to students, this might help.


Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus

I always like to use short videos to help explain computer technology topics.

This video is an infographic dissecting the nature and ramifications of Stuxnet, the first weapon made entirely out of code.


Global Internet traffic

Sometimes it’s nice to have some data about the Internet to wow students when you are explaining the Internet to them. Here’ s some data like that.


How the Internet Works

Good high level, quick overview of what makes up the Internet.


Simple virus for teaching

A Slashdot discussion in response to


Currently I am teaching a 101 class on computers. It is more of a ‘demystifying the black box’ type of class. The current topic is computer viruses; I am looking for a virus with which I can infect the lab computers (only connected to local network, no outside network connection) that would be easy for the students to remove by hand. Can the Slashdot community point me in any directions? Is there an executable out there that would work, or do I try to write one myself, or is there one that is written that I can compile myself?”