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Tapping into the POWER of the INTERNET Wanda Thomas TheInternetTeacher.com INTERNET Buzzword of the Century RAPID SPREAD OF TECHNONOGY INTERNET An Enabler INTERNET A Basic Skill A Modern-Day Literacy INTERNET LITERACY Using Search Engines Creating Web Pages

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Tapping into thePOWERof theINTERNET

Wanda Thomas

TheInternetTeacher.com


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INTERNET

Buzzword of the Century

RAPID SPREAD OF TECHNONOGY

INTERNET

An Enabler

  • INTERNET

    A Basic Skill

    A Modern-Day Literacy


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INTERNET LITERACY

Using Search Engines

Creating Web Pages

Developing an Online Resume’

Job Searches

jobs.com


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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


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WHO’S ON THE INTERNET?

Children

Researchers

Politicians

Doctors

Entertainers

Stockbrokers

Government Workers

Business Professionals

Teachers

Hackers

Students


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16,000,000

It’s GROWING!

8,000,000

4,000,000

2,000,000

JAN MAY SEPT JAN


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What do people do on the INTERNET?

E-mail (electronic mail)

Listserv

Chat

File Transfer

Surf the World Wide Web


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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


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  • 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


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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


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  • DNS System (Domain Name System)

    • Uses alphabetic characters

    • Easier to remember

      • Example: www.whitehouse.gov

www. whitehouse.gov


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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


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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)


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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.


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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”


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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!


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URLS

  • URL = UniformResourceLocator

  • Web Address

  • Examples:

    • http://www.udel.edu

    • www.udel.edu

    • udel.edu

  • Often confused with Email addresses

    • [email protected]

maps.com


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WEBSITES

Every Website has a URL

Example:

www.sony.com

www.cnn.com

WWW.______.com

WEBPAGES

Document on the Web

Scrolling

Scroll Bar


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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


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ENTERNING THE URL

Location Box

Enter URL’s here

(orWeb Address)

http://netscape.com


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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/


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REMAIN FOCUSED

  • Don’t forget your purpose

    • Loaded with distractions

    • Can become a habit

    • Wastes time

  • Avoid Distractions

    • Advertisements

    • Ticklers/Banners


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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)


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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


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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


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COMMUNICATING “REAL TIME”

  • Historically

    • Face to Face Conversation

    • Telephone Conversation

  • Real Time over the Internet

    • Chat Rooms

    • Videoconferencing*

    • ICQ

    • Instant Messenger

  • Web Cam


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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


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  • 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


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  • 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


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  • 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”


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  • The Information Superhighway

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


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