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The A-mazing Internet
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  • 1. The A-mazing Internet Learning How to Navigate the Web Effectively
  • 2. (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
  • 3. .com .us U. States Commercial .gov .ca .mil .cnMilitary Gov’ment China Canada .edu .jp .uk Education Japan U. Kingdom
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. 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)
  • 6. 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
  • 7. Click on the word soldier
  • 8. http://www.bigredhair.com/boilerplate/soldier/index.html
  • 9. http://www.bigredhair.com/boilerplate/
  • 10. http://www.bigredhair.com/
  • 11. It’s your turn.Look up the following URLs and visit the sites: http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/ http://zapatopi.net/bsa/
  • 12. http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/ http://zapatopi.net/bsa/
  • 13. http://zapatopi.net
  • 14. 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?
  • 15. 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?
  • 16. 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.

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