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DepEd ALS Module 5: Digital System Network

Welcome to this Module entitled Why Do I Need to Believe in Science? under Learning Strand 2 Scientific and Critical Thinking Skills of the ALS K to 12 Basic Education (BEC).

This module was designed to provide you with fun and meaningful opportunities for guided and independent learning at your own pace and time. You will be able to process the contents of the learning resource while being an active learner.

This is a list of all sources used in developing this module.

The following are some reminders in using this module:

1. Use the module with care. Do not put unnecessary mark/s on any part of the module. Use a separate sheet of paper in answering the exercises.

2. Don’t forget to answer the Pre-assessment before moving on to the other activities included in the module.

3. Read the instruction carefully before doing each task.

4. Observe honesty and integrity in doing the tasks and checking your answers.

5. Finish the task at hand before proceeding to the next.

6. Return this module to your ALS Teacher/Instructional Manager/Learning Facilitator once you are through with it.

If you encounter any difficulty in answering the tasks in this module, do not hesitate to consult your ALS Teacher/Instructional Manager/Learning Facilitator. Always bear in mind that you are not alone.

We hope that through this material, you will experience meaningful learning and gain deep understanding of the relevant competencies. You can do it!

For us to be able to search for information and resources and communicate with others in our everyday lives, we need a digital system network. This includes internet connection.

This module will discuss three (3) lessons, namely:

Lesson 1 – Internet Connections

  • describe the different ways to access the internet;

– dial-up (analog), DSL, cable, wireless, satellite, cellular

  • make use of the World Wide Web (www) to search for information; and
  • browse the world wide web using different types of internet connections/internet service providers:

– DSL, Wi-Fi, Ethernet

Lesson 2 – Search Engines

At the end of this lesson, you will be able to:

  • use the different search engines in researching a topic;

– Yahoo, Google, MSN,, AOL, Bing

  • explain how to bookmark a website; and
  • demonstrate the process of downloading and uploading files using websites.

Lesson 3 – Communication Tools & Educational Resources

At the end of this lesson, you will be able to:

  • create web pages using web development software;
  • collaborate with other people or group of people using different user-generated content;

– group sites (e.g., Yahoo groups, Google groups);
– blogs, discussion forums, social networking sites (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram); and

  • make use of communication tools and educational resources in the internet for the following purposes;

– email, chat, discussion forums, group sites, social networking sites (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

– blogs, wikis, online test/quiz, online survey, digital games, podcast, interactive maps, e-books/online books, electronic grade-books, audio/video CDs, “Intel Teach” educational tools, video on demand (e.g., YouTube), digital encyclopedia (e.g., Encarta)

ALS Accreditation and Equivalency Program: Junior High School Learning Strand 6 Digital Citizenship


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