If you recall, you can use FTP (File Transfer Protocol) to move files from one computer to another. To move your own files between two computers, you need to have access to accounts for both computers. To get files from other sites, the most common use of FTP is to log on to an anonymous FTP site. There are many "anonymous FTP" sites on the Internet where you can get free software, graphics, text, audio files, and much more. It doesn't matter where in the world the site is: you can even transfer a file from Seri Begawan (remember where that is?) directly to your computer!
Your own mail system might have an FTP client running on it. to find out, you can either type "ftp" at the command prompt or click on the FTP icon to see if the client is present. If you don't get any inteligible response from those actions, you probably have to get your own FTP client. You will do that in Activity #1 below.
For the Macintosh, you can use the program called
For the pc you can use the program called
Both programs are free for educational institution affiliates (that's you if you are a teacher!). Just click on the icons or links above and get the correct FTP client for the platform you are using. Install it following the directions, and Eccola! You have FTP'd your FTP.