The Internet: IP Addresses and DNS

Soon the Internet will have 340 undecillion unique IP addresses! An informative video explains how the Internet is a design philosophy. It then explores how computers can communicate with each other using IP addresses and the domain name system (DNS) and goes over the transition from the current IPv4 to the new IPv6 system, providing for a lot more IP addresses.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have scholars find the IP addresses for their devices
Classroom Considerations

  • Builds on knowledge from previous videos
  • Pupils should have basic familiarity of binary code and bits
Pros

  • Amazing graphics help hold viewer interest
  • Explanations are easy to understand and thorough
Cons

  • None