Network Overview



Course Description and Objectives


This course is designed with the International Society for Technology in Education NETS standards for adminstrators, teachers, and students.

This course is designed to encourage administrators, teachers, and support staff to understand the network infrastructure behind the instructional technology in classrooms and media centers.

Upon completion, participants will be able to trace the digital path of media downloaded from or uploaded to the World Wide Web, identify two different types of filtering, protection, and/or monitoring software, and describe how they will use at least two instructional technologies (other than computers) in their classroom.


  • Watch the video in the introduction link in the upper right hand resources box on this page (Nesbitt 2007).
  • Following the introduction video, watch the ISTE video (ISTE, 2010)
  • Watch the Network slide show. Forward any questions to the instructor's e-mail, or text to the number provided for immediate feedback.

  • Salmon River JSD 243 has up-to date technology for teacher and student use. Our district uses both wired and wireless devices. The Local Area Network/Wireless Local Area Network (LAN/WLAN) is connected to the Intenet via Metro Ethernet, giving the district a high speed bandwidth for our distance learning, classroom video instruction, and mobile device needs. All classrooms are equipped with projectors, student response pads, and interactive slates. Three wireless laptop carts (12 laptops each cart)are available for classrooms on reservation from the media center, and digital cameras and video cameras are available in the tech lab. Teachers can monitor student activity using LanSchool Software to ensure content objectives are met. Student Internet activity is filtered with WebSense software, and ESET protects the Network from virus and other malware attacks. The network is protected from outside attacks and unauthorized access using Active Directory, a firewall (Cisco ASA 5510), and user training. All staff network users are asked to complete the teacher survey and sign a Network Acceptable Use Policy after completing this lesson.

    Network Function in Instructional Technology


    ISTE. (2010, September 27). ISTE NETS Standards. Retrieved June 18, 2011, from ISTE:

    Nesbitt, B. J. (2007, November 28). A Vision of K-12 Students Today. Retrieved June 18, 2011, from You Tube:

    The SouthCentral Instrument Library and Data Repository. (2005, October 17). Teacher Technology Survey. Retrieved June 17, 2011, from Insight:



    What You Need to be Successful

    • Materials - Computer - PC or Mac with multimedia capabilities, headphones, printer.
    • Software - Presentation, Word Processing, and Spreadsheet (can be open source).
    • Time Management - Deadlines approach quickly - don't wait until the last minute to get the job done!




    About Your Instructor

    Mrs. Brimacomb

    Stefanie Brimacomb is a multi-endorsed math, business, and computer teacher in a remote Idaho town where online learning is essential to provide students a competitive education. Mrs. Brimacomb serves as the IT Coordinator for Salmon River Joint School District in addition to her duties as classroom teacher

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