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Starting Out on the Internet : A Learning Journey for Teachers,9780131704572

Starting Out on the Internet : A Learning Journey for Teachers

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0131704575
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Pub. Date:
7/26/2005
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Pearson
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Summary

For courses in Internet for Educators. The third edition of Starting Out on the Internet: A Learning Journey for Teachers provides instructors and students with the basics to become a knowledgeable Internet user and to skillfully use the Internet as a teaching and learning resource. Step-by-step procedures move readers through the basics of navigation, such as understanding URLs to using search engines, to classroom-specific concerns such as evaluating website quality and integrating the Internet into teaching. It also includes more advanced education-related uses of the Internet, such as downloading and using images, downloading programs and plug-ins, and creating a website. Whether learning individually on a personal computer or in a lab course, this handy and easy guide familiarizes readers with all the Internet has to offer.

Table of Contents

Understanding URLs: How to Use Internet Addresses
1(6)
Key Terms
1(1)
Required Parts of a URL
1(2)
Try This 1-1
2(1)
Optional Parts of a URL
3(1)
Try This 1-2
3(1)
Three URL Uses
3(2)
Try This 1-3
4(1)
Try This 1-4
4(1)
Try This 1-5
5(1)
Exercises: Understanding URLs
5(2)
Navigating the Net: How to Move Around in Web Pages
7(4)
Key Terms
7(1)
Four Ways to Navigate
7(3)
Navigating with Links: Text and Images
7(1)
Navigating with Forward and Back Buttons
8(1)
Try This 2-1
9(1)
Navigating with Go Menus
9(1)
Try This 2-2
9(1)
Exercises: Navigating the Net
10(1)
Starting Up Search Engines: How to Locate Information on the Internet
11(6)
Key Terms
11(1)
What Is a Search Engine?
11(1)
Two Ways to Use a Search Engine
12(2)
Try This 3-1
12(2)
Search Engine Sites
14(1)
Try This 3-2
14(1)
Keyword Search Strategies
14(1)
Exercises: Starting Up Search Engines
15(2)
Using Bookmarks or Favorites: How to Mark Web Pages for Later Use
17(6)
Key Terms
17(1)
Creating Bookmarks or Favorites
17(1)
Try This 4-1
18(1)
Deleting Bookmarks or Favorites
18(1)
Organizing Bookmarks or Favorites
19(1)
Try This 4-2
19(1)
Exercises: Using Bookmarks or Favorites
20(3)
Evaluating Internet Information: How to Assess Website Quality
23(8)
Key Terms
23(1)
Why You Should Be Careful
23(1)
Criteria for Evaluating Web Page Content
24(1)
Try This 5-1
24(1)
Criteria for Evaluating Web Page Design
24(3)
More Information on Evaluating Web Pages
27(2)
Exercises: Evaluating Internet Information
29(2)
Avoiding Internet Pitfalls: How to Recognize and Prevent Problems
31(6)
Key Terms
31(1)
Five Types of Problems
31(4)
Problem 1: Accessing Sites with Inappropriate Materials
31(1)
Try This 6-1
32(1)
Try This 6-2
32(1)
Problem 2: Safety Issues for Students
32(2)
Try This 6-3
34(1)
Problem 3: Fraud on the Internet
34(1)
Problem 4: Computer Viruses
34(1)
Problem 5: Copyright Issues for Educators
35(1)
Exercises: Avoiding Internet Pitfalls
35(2)
Downloading and Using Images: How to Obtain and Use Internet Graphics
37(6)
Key Terms
37(1)
Why Images Are Important
37(1)
Downloading Images
37(2)
Try This 7-1
37(2)
What to Do With Downloaded Images
39(1)
Copyright Restrictions and Fair Use of Images and Other Media
40(1)
Exercises: Downloading and Using Images
41(2)
Downloading Plug-ins and Other Programs: How to Obtain Needed Web Resources
43(6)
Key Terms
43(1)
Downloadable Resources
43(1)
Programs and Plug-ins
43(2)
Downloading Plug-ins and Other Programs
45(1)
Exercises: Downloading Plug-ins and Programs
46(3)
Internet Troubleshooting: How to Recognize and Address Common Errors
49(4)
Key Terms
49(1)
Three Common Problems
49(2)
Problem 1: No Browser Connection
49(1)
Problem 2: No Site Connection
49(1)
Problem 3: Internet Features Are Down
50(1)
Exercises: Internet Troubleshooting
51(2)
Integrating the Internet into Teaching: Strategies, Examples, and Create-Your-Own Lesson Exercises
53(10)
Key Terms
53(1)
Powerful Teaching and Learning Strategies
53(5)
Activity 1: Electronic Pen pals (E-pals or Keypals)
53(1)
Try This 10-1
53(1)
Activity 2: Electronic Mentoring
54(1)
Try This 10-2
54(1)
Activity 3: Electronic (Virtual) Field Trips
54(1)
Try This 10-3
55(1)
Activity 4: Electronic Publishing
55(1)
Try This 10-4
55(1)
Activity 5: Group Product Development
56(1)
Try This 10-5
56(1)
Activity 6: Problem-based Learning
56(1)
Try This 10-6
57(1)
Activity 7: Social Action Projects
57(1)
Try This 10-7
58(1)
Creating Your Own Technology Integration Strategies
58(3)
Try This 10-8
60(1)
Exercises: Integrating the Internet into Teaching
61(2)
Creating Your Own Website: The Basics
63(6)
Key Terms
63(1)
Why You May Want Your Own Site
63(1)
What You Need to Develop Your Own Website
64(1)
A Few Caveats When Creating Web Page Information
65(1)
Recommended Eight-Step Development Sequence
65(2)
Exercises: Creating Your Own Website---The Basics
67(2)
Creating Your Own Website: Using Yahoo!® Geocities
69(18)
Key Terms
69(1)
Site Hosting Services
69(1)
Benefits and Limitations of Site Hosting Services
69(1)
Preparing to Develop a Web Page
70(13)
Using Yahoo!® PageWizards
70(1)
Try This 12-1
70(7)
Using Yahoo!® PageBuilder
77(1)
Try This 12-2
77(6)
Exercises: Creating Your Own Website---Using Yahoo!® Geocities
83(4)
Creating Your Own Website: Using Netscape Composer®
87(12)
Key Term
87(1)
Using Netscape Composer®
87(8)
Try This 13-1
87(1)
Step 1: Starting the First Page
87(2)
Step 2: Saving the File
89(1)
Step 3: Inserting and Formatting Text
89(1)
Step 4: Inserting Graphics
90(1)
Step 5: Inserting Tables
91(1)
Step 6: Creating Additional Pages
91(2)
Step 7: Inserting Links between Pages
93(1)
Step 8: Inserting Links within a Page
94(1)
Step 9: Previewing Pages in a Browser
94(1)
Step 10: Uploading to a Server
94(1)
Step 11: Using the URL
95(1)
An Alternate Strategy: Modifying Existing Pages
95(2)
Try This 13-2
96(1)
Exercises: Creating Your Own Website---Using Netscape Composer®
97(2)
Appendix: Answers to Exercise Questions 99(4)
Index 103


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