The A-mazing Internet Learning How to Navigate the Web Effectively
(November, 2008)What is the Internet?A network of computers, all over the world,connected together.What is an IP Address?An address that Web Browsers use to look something up.Example: 156.78.546.44. We see: http://www.-----What is a Domain Name?It is the name of the company for a website or someonethat owns it. Example: www.google.com
.com .us U. States Commercial .gov .ca .mil .cnMilitary Gov’ment China Canada .edu .jp .uk Education Japan U. Kingdom
UniformURL - Resource Locator Web Browsers - This is computer software Another name for a that allows you to browse Web Address. the Internet. Examples: Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer.Home Pages - Links – When you visit a website, the Words, (underlined, a different first place that you usually color. or graphic) when clicked arrive is the home page. Look on, will you somewhere for an index to navigate the site. else.
Internet How information is arranged on the WebThe Web Address can give information about a site. All the /,dots, dashes, extensions can reveal plenty about a site – but not always.How to read a URL: “Along with the domain name, the URL describes specific folders, servers, companies, countries, and communication methods.” (November, p. 11-12, 2008)
Truncating URLsTruncate: To shortenYou can find out a lot about a site by truncating (or shortening) aURL, a little at a time.Let’s practice:Search for the following site: History of Robots in the Victorian Era
The ABC’s of Authenticating a Website (Laureate Education, 2009) Author? Does the website have an author? Bias?Is the website showing opinion or fact?
Content? Is the information thorough? Date?Look for a copyright date. Is it an up-to- date site? Editor?Is there an editor or fact checker listed?
Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2009). Supporting InformationLiteracy and Online Inquiry in the Classroom. Baltimore: Author.November, A. (2008). Web literacy for educators. Thousands Oaks: Corwin Press.