The Need for Addressing

You sunk my battleship via the Internet? Groups of three play a modified game of Battleship using the Internet Simulator. Team members determine how to address messages, so each player knows who the message is for, and refine their text protocols to make it easier to play the game. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils find the IP address for their home computers 
  • Provide groups with poster paper in order to record and share their protocols with the rest of the class
Classroom Considerations

  • Some of the class members may not be familiar with the game Battleship, so the instructions will be helpful to them
  • The lesson is the 11th in a series of 19

  • The lesson plan contains a worksheet to accompany the video on IP addresses
  • The teacher video provides tips on facilitating the lesson

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