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  • 1. Student Resource 3.2 Worksheet: Internet Basics, Hands-On Read the information in the left column and follow the directions. Use the right column to record your notes and answers. Information and Directions Steps, Notes, and Answers 1. With the help of your teacher, log on to [Skip this Step] (access) the Internet. List the steps that you used. 2. Look at the title bar at the very top of the browser window. Write your browser’s name. 3. Near the title bar is a menu bar. Click File menu: each menu to see a drop-down list of related choices. Based on the options you see, summarize the general purpose of each menu. (As Edit menu: examples, two menus have already been summarized for you.) View menu: Favorites/Bookmarks menu: Tools menu: Offers the user specialized options, including ways to customize the browser Help menu: Gives user information about browser tools and functions Copyright © 2008 National Academy Foundation. All rights reserved.
  • 2. Unit 1 Getting Started and Computer History Lesson 3 Internet Research Strategies Information and Directions Steps, Notes, and Answers 4. Near the menu bar is the browser’s navigation toolbar with several buttons. One at a time, position your mouse pointer over each button’s icon. As you do this, a short description of the tool will display at the bottom of the window or in a small box that pops up. List the name and function of the first five buttons (from left to right). 5. Every computer on the Internet has a unique address. Likewise, every document on the Internet has its own electronic address called a uniform resource locator (URL). Hint: These begin with http:// Just below the toolbar is the address field, also known as the address bar. Write the address of the page currently displayed. 6. If you know the Internet address of a website you want to visit, you can type that address in the address field. If you do not know any web addresses, follow these steps: 1. Click the address in the address field to highlight it. 2. Type the following address and then press the Enter key: http://www.internettutorials.net 3. Note: Many newer browser versions don’t require the entire address. For example, typing internettutorials.net may be sufficient. List the name of the site you visited in the box to the right. Then, write a one- or two- sentence summary of what the site does. 7. Most sites have a primary page, called a home page, which displays when you first enter the URL. Like most home pages, the one that you just accessed contains lots of links to other web pages. Roll your mouse pointer around the screen and note what happens. Then, list some characteristics that usually indicate links. Copyright © 2008 National Academy Foundation. All rights reserved.
  • 3. Unit 1 Getting Started and Computer History Lesson 3 Internet Research Strategies Optional Exercises Information and Directions Steps, Notes, and Answers A. In addition to links, many home pages have a search field that allows you to search the website using keywords. Navigate to Internettutorials.net and follow the steps below to find and print information on using browser tools. 1. Click inside the search field near the top of the page. 2. Enter the keywords browser tools. 3. Click the Search button or press Enter. Notice that each item in the list of search results contains both the word browser and the word tool or tools. List the first two web pages in your search results. 4. Explore the search results to find the best link for learning how to use your web browser. Use the Back and Forward buttons on the browser toolbar to move back and forth between the web pages. 5. After you locate and access the article on how to use Internet Explorer, use the Print button on the browser toolbar to print the information for future reference. 6. Use the Back button to retrace your steps to the home page. B. Anyone can post information on the 1. Internet. This means that content may not be reliable. As a result, everything must be evaluated carefully. Navigate to http://www.eff.org and follow the steps below to help determine the credibility of this website. Answer the questions in the column to the right. 1. Click the Contact EFF link at the bottom of the home page. Who is the webmaster (person who maintains a website)? What have you read to let you know this person is qualified to be a webmaster? Copyright © 2008 National Academy Foundation. All rights reserved.
  • 4. Unit 1 Getting Started and Computer History Lesson 3 Internet Research Strategies 2. Click the Back button on the toolbar. 2. Can you tell when this site was last updated? Can you tell how frequently it is updated? 3. 3. Click the Our Work link at the top of the home page. List several of the projects shown. 4. Roll your mouse pointer over the graphics used to represent the 4. issues. Notice how the mouse pointer changes from an arrow to a hand when positioned over some of the graphics. This shows you which of the icons are links. List four links you have found. 5. 5. Does the information you found in the steps above suggest that this site is a reliable source? Why or why not? Copyright © 2008 National Academy Foundation. All rights reserved.

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