System Requirements
Hardware/Software Requirements
The page is intended to provide users of the Explore More Web site with some helpful hints to make finding information easier and faster. Whether you're an experienced "surfer" or a "newbie" to the Internet, finding the exact information you want can be difficult. Please take a moment to review some suggestions.

The navigation bar at the top of the page is intended to help users get to the most frequently accessed areas of the site. Simply click on the section you wish to visit to move to that area. Click on the Explore More logo in the upper left corner at any time to return to the home page.

The Explore More Web site is best viewed using Netscape Navigator version 3.0 or higher, or Microsoft Internet Explorer version 3.0 or higher.

Refreshing Pages
Because information on the site changes frequently, use the "reload" or "refresh" button on your browser regularly. This will ensure that you are always seeing the most up-to-date version of each page.

Portable Document Format
The Explore More Web site uses Adobe's portable document format (PDF) for easy postscript printing and distribution. If you do not already have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, download it for FREE from

Video Plug-Ins
Many of the multimedia elements within this site require specific browser plug-ins. If you are having trouble viewing information on the site, you may need to install one of these plug-ins (your browser should alert you if a plug-in is necessary). These plug-ins are provided free to you from the respective company Web sites and information about these plug-ins is listed below.

Real Player Plug-in
Most of the Video Clips can be viewed on the Explore More Web site through the use of streaming video. You need ReadPlayer. You can get a free copy at

Apple Quicktime Plug-in
We use Flash animation on some of our sites. Viewing these files requires the Quicktime plug-on, available free from the Apple Quicktime Web site.

Software/Hardware Requirements
To view the clips, you will need (as a minimum):

1. An Internet connection of at least 28.8 kbs.
2. RealNetworks' RealPlayer 5.0 or greater (A freeware version of the software is available for download from RealNetworks' Web site at (
3. A computer with the either of the following minimum system requirements:
Windows Pentium class; Windows 95, Windows 3.1, or Windows NT; 16 MB RAM; 2 MB of hard disk space; 256 colors; 16-bit sound card with Windows driver
Macintosh Macintosh PowerPC; 16 mb free RAM, 2 MB hard disk space; 256 colors

Who can benefit from the Explore More Web site?
Teacher and students explore more about topics like working landscapes, genetic engineering, water quality, and the future of energy via the Explore More Web sites. Interesting research, glossaries, background information, career links, video clips, and links to additional resources can be accessed through this Web site.

Who can register for a video conferencing session via the Iowa Communications Network (ICN)?
Any Iowa educator with access to an ICN video classroom. Desktop videoconferencing units can also be used on a limited basis. Contact us if you are interested in using this type of technology and would like a little help.

What do I need to do before I take my students to an ICN video classroom for an Explore More videoconference?
The best interactions occur when the teacher has spent planning time to integrate learning goals and teaching objectives into the interactive session. Contact us if you have questions.

Can I just use the feature videos and the Web site? I really don't need the videoconferencing option?
Yes. Videos are available through the AEAs. IPTV offers professional development on how to integrate Explore More videos into K-12 curricula.


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