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    • Searching the Web Know what you are doing
    • Which computer type?
      • Are you using
      • a PC
      • or
      • a Mac?
      • This is a Mac or Apple computer
    • PC Computers
      • PC used to mean Personal Computer but it has come to mean NOT a Mac
      • So:Dell, HP, etc
    • Browsers
      • A web browser is a software application for retrieving information on the World Wide Web.
      Safari Firefox Internet Explorer
    • Search Engines
      • Google
      • Yahoo
      • AOL
      • Bing
      • Different tools looking for stuff on the Web -robots called spiders do the looking
    • Directories Web sites selected by people and sorted by subject
      • http://directory.google.com/
      • http:// www.ipl.org /
      • http:// dir.yahoo.com
      • http://www.dmoz.org/
    • 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 you know how to bookmark web sites so you can easily get back to them
    • Almost 13 million hits in quarter of a second
      • .com sites are commercial but can be very good
      • . edu sites could belong to a university but may be by students
      • .org sites are usually great but may have a bias
      • . gov is from the government
    • 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
      • Here are some things to consider when selecting web pages, the who, what, when, where and why.
      • From kathyschrock.net
      • See here to think about evaluating all sources of information
    • Some sites to look at
      • Dog Island: Free Forever
      • Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus
      • Haggis Hunt
      • Sellafield Zoo
      • The World’s First Transgenic Mouse