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Searching the Web Know what you are doing
Which computer type? <ul><li>Are you using  </li></ul><ul><li>a PC </li></ul><ul><li>or </li></ul><ul><li>a Mac? </li></ul...
PC Computers <ul><li>PC used to mean Personal Computer but it has come to mean NOT a Mac </li></ul><ul><li>So:Dell, HP, et...
Browsers <ul><li>A web browser is a software application for retrieving information on the World Wide Web. </li></ul>Safar...
Search Engines <ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo </li></ul><ul><li>AOL </li></ul><ul><li>Bing </li></ul><ul><li>Diffe...
Directories Web sites selected by people   and sorted by subject <ul><li>http://directory.google.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>ht...
http://dir.yahoo.com/
http://www.ipl.org/
 
Search box  is where you enter your query Navigation bar  has a space for  web address  or  URL  of  web site Make sure yo...
Almost 13 million  hits  in quarter of a second <ul><li>.com  sites are commercial but can be very good </li></ul><ul><li>...
In a long article,  use ctrl+F  or Find under edit Enter word you are looking for, it will be highlighted
Evaluating a web page <ul><li>Here are some things to consider when selecting web pages, the who, what, when, where and wh...
Some sites to look at <ul><li>Dog Island: Free Forever </li></ul><ul><li>Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus </li></ul><ul><li>...
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  1. 1. Searching the Web Know what you are doing
  2. 2. Which computer type? <ul><li>Are you using </li></ul><ul><li>a PC </li></ul><ul><li>or </li></ul><ul><li>a Mac? </li></ul><ul><li>This is a Mac or Apple computer </li></ul>
  3. 3. PC Computers <ul><li>PC used to mean Personal Computer but it has come to mean NOT a Mac </li></ul><ul><li>So:Dell, HP, etc </li></ul>
  4. 4. Browsers <ul><li>A web browser is a software application for retrieving information on the World Wide Web. </li></ul>Safari Firefox Internet Explorer
  5. 5. Search Engines <ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo </li></ul><ul><li>AOL </li></ul><ul><li>Bing </li></ul><ul><li>Different tools looking for stuff on the Web -robots called spiders do the looking </li></ul>
  6. 6. Directories Web sites selected by people and sorted by subject <ul><li>http://directory.google.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.ipl.org / </li></ul><ul><li>http:// dir.yahoo.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.dmoz.org/ </li></ul>
  7. 7. http://dir.yahoo.com/
  8. 8. http://www.ipl.org/
  9. 10. Search box is where you enter your query Navigation bar has a space for web address or URL of web site Make sure you know how to bookmark web sites so you can easily get back to them
  10. 11. Almost 13 million hits in quarter of a second <ul><li>.com sites are commercial but can be very good </li></ul><ul><li>. edu sites could belong to a university but may be by students </li></ul><ul><li>.org sites are usually great but may have a bias </li></ul><ul><li>. gov is from the government </li></ul>
  11. 12. In a long article, use ctrl+F or Find under edit Enter word you are looking for, it will be highlighted
  12. 13. Evaluating a web page <ul><li>Here are some things to consider when selecting web pages, the who, what, when, where and why. </li></ul><ul><li>From kathyschrock.net </li></ul><ul><li>See here to think about evaluating all sources of information </li></ul>
  13. 14. Some sites to look at <ul><li>Dog Island: Free Forever </li></ul><ul><li>Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus </li></ul><ul><li>Haggis Hunt </li></ul><ul><li>Sellafield Zoo </li></ul><ul><li>The World’s First Transgenic Mouse </li></ul>
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