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  1. Tapping into thePOWERof theINTERNET Wanda Thomas TheInternetTeacher.com

  2. INTERNET Buzzword of the Century RAPID SPREAD OF TECHNONOGY INTERNET An Enabler • INTERNET A Basic Skill A Modern-Day Literacy

  3. INTERNET LITERACY Using Search Engines Creating Web Pages Developing an Online Resume’ Job Searches jobs.com

  4. ` WHAT IS THE INTERNET? A Worldwide Connection 10 million+ computers 45,000 networks Communication Power Any user can communicate with any other user on the Internet

  5. WHO’S ON THE INTERNET? Children Researchers Politicians Doctors Entertainers Stockbrokers Government Workers Business Professionals Teachers Hackers Students

  6. 16,000,000 It’s GROWING! 8,000,000 4,000,000 2,000,000 JAN MAY SEPT JAN

  7. What do people do on the INTERNET? E-mail (electronic mail) Listserv Chat File Transfer Surf the World Wide Web

  8. E-MAIL Most used Internet Service Every registered Internet user has one Great way to communicate Avoids delays, such as telephone tag • Read and respond at your convenience

  9. Thousands on the Internet • You receive a copy of all emails sent • Everyone on list gets your email • Simple way for “groups” to communicate LISTSERV (List Servers) • Like electronic mailing list • Sends email messages to people on the list • You join a Listserv by subscribing to it

  10. INTERNET ADDRESS • Every computer has an IP Address • IP=Internet Protocol • IP Address has 4 numbers • Example: 15.899.45.8 • White House = 198.137.241.30 • Not very user friendly 198.137.241.30

  11. DNS System (Domain Name System) • Uses alphabetic characters • Easier to remember • Example: www.whitehouse.gov www. whitehouse.gov

  12. INTERNET IS CHANGING THE WORLD • How? Convergence All our traditional ways of communicating are converging into a networked supermedium —the INTERNET • No Discrimination on the Net Cannot see racial differences, age, sex, or physical handicaps • Exception Discrimination against the unconnected

  13. TEACHING AND LEARNING • Computer-Based Learning • Benefits well documented* • Findings indicate learning time is reduced significantly (by 80%) • Achievement levels more than a standard deviation higher *Professor James Kulik, University of Michigan (1985,1986, 1981, 1994)

  14. THE INTERNET - The Enabler • Enables educators to make use of computer-based learning strategies Online • Links Universities, colleges, schools, and homes into a WW Network • Enables students of all ages to collaborate on WW projects.

  15. SURFING THE NET • Surfing = Browsing • Going from place to place in search of something • Similar to Channel Surfing • WWW – most popular for searching • WWW = a worldwide hypertext system • Interconnects millions of documents • Connections made through “links” • Links = “hot spots” (word, phrase, or graphic) • Browsing – progressively clicking through the Web by clicking on “links”

  16. BROWSERS • Most popular browsers: • Netscape Navigator • Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) • Can be purchased or free if downloaded from the Net • Start Web Browser and surf!

  17. URLS • URL = UniformResourceLocator • Web Address • Examples: • http://www.udel.edu • www.udel.edu • udel.edu • Often confused with Email addresses • wthomas@netscape.net maps.com

  18. WEBSITES Every Website has a URL Example: www.sony.com www.cnn.com WWW.______.com WEBPAGES Document on the Web Scrolling Scroll Bar

  19. SURFING TECHNIQUES • Browsing by “clicking on links (hyperlinks)” • Entering the URL • More defined/specific • Must know the URL • May guess/try a URL • Guessing URLs • www.weather.com • www.lessonplans.com Entering the URL

  20. ENTERNING THE URL Location Box Enter URL’s here (orWeb Address) http://netscape.com

  21. MANIPULATING URLs • You go to:http://www.snet.com/Content/Features/tips • Looking further • “Strip off” subfolder names of the path and enter • Example:http://www.snet.com/Content/Features/http://www.snet.com/Content/http://www.snet.com/

  22. REMAIN FOCUSED • Don’t forget your purpose • Loaded with distractions • Can become a habit • Wastes time • Avoid Distractions • Advertisements • Ticklers/Banners

  23. $$$$ MANAGING YOUR CACHE • Browser keeps copies of your sites when you surf • Cache – place where addresses of visited sites are stored • Advantages of cache • Disadvantages • Purging your cache • Erasing your History (Handout)

  24. NETIQUETTE • Internet Etiquette • Rules for the Internet • Avoids Free-for-Alls on the Net • Tons of Unwanted Messages • Junk Mail • Spam • Lurking • Good Network Citizens - Netizens

  25. ENCRYPTING YOU EMAIL • Privacy Concerns • Runs message through an “encoder” • Garbles or alters the characters of the message • Example:Hello World = Igomq zptoe • Email receiver must have the Encryption Key to decode it • More: Netscape – Security Icon

  26. COMMUNICATING “REAL TIME” • Historically • Face to Face Conversation • Telephone Conversation • Real Time over the Internet • Chat Rooms • Videoconferencing* • ICQ • Instant Messenger • Web Cam

  27. So glad to see that you’re Online today. ONLINE CHAT • Chat Rooms • Places to talk with other Internet users “real time” • Can see what’s being typed • Other users/chatters see what you type, as well • Private Message • NetMeeting (multiconferencing) • More at www.udel.edu/interlit

  28. The Internet • a global computer network • allows communication with millions of computer users • access to resources from around the world • limitless wealth of resources is available for everyday use

  29. Internet Uses • teachers and students gain access to the world's largest archives • NASA Space Center • satellite weather stations • thousands educational and research sources. • The Global Schoolhouse

  30. More Internet Uses • opportunities for inquiry-based learning • networking opportunities for teachers • student collaboration around the world • sharing of teaching strategies and lesson plans, such as: Economics Lesson “Online Music”

  31. The Information Superhighway • transports teachers and students beyond the walls of their classrooms, and even you….to wherever you’d like to go…..virtually.