The Internet includes the web, instant messaging, and email.
Instructor - Ask students to come up with other ways they might use the internet. Research - Medical conditions, recipes, how to fix something, family history/genealogy, etc. Shop - Evaluate and buy products, plan vacations, etc.
Talk about your list of public access computers that they could use in the future Talk about an in home ISP versus places they might be able to access free wireless, like the library or a coffee store or McDonalds - are there any places near them that offer wireless?
Instructor - Talk about what browsers are installed on the computers you are using for the course and show students how to open the browser.
Encourage students to find these buttons on their computers.
Ask students to click the home button
Ask students to try these buttons
Encourage students to try these buttons
Ask students to look at the history
Ask students to view any favorites on the lab machine they are working on. Try going to one.
Have students review these buttons.
Point out text, images, videos, and especially LINKS.
Encourage students to find and click on links from the espn.com or allrecipes.com home page
Visit Pandora. Instructor - Talk about elements of a home page using this example. Menu that links to other areas of the site, title, etc. Explain that Pandora is a website of music that users can listen to for free.