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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 the power of the internet

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
    • wthomas@netscape.net

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.