Presentation created by: Crystal Kelley
▪ The Internet is a worldwide telecommunications system
that provides connectivity for millions of other, smaller
networks, and allows computer users to communicate with
each other across the world.
▪ The Internet began in 1969 as the U.S Department of
Defense’s Advanced Research Project Agency (ARPA)
What is the Internet?
Browsers are what we use to access theWeb.You are
probably most familiar with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox
and Internet Explorer.The browser allows your computer to
read and displayWeb documents. Browsers also take
Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and translate it to the
content seen on the webpage opened on your browser.
▪ Search engines are a great tool for researching information on the web
with just a few clicks.
▪ You can search for something as simple as “What are the 3 primary
colors?” to something more difficult to find such as “Crime statistics for
Paris,Texas in 2009”
▪ Using search engines is a quicker and easier alternative to calling around or
searching a library to find information.
▪ Search engines such as Google, Bing andYahoo and some of the most
▪ Domain names help us identify what type of information a
website will have in regards to content and validity. For
example, if a website ends with .gov, you would more likely
trust that site for facts about a government organization
rather than a .com page made by a third party.
Social Media is described as a collection of online tools
and platforms that cultivate social community,
interaction and discussion.
Social media can be used to communicate with friends
and family, blog, exchange media, share information
and promote products and ideas.
Examples of Popular Social Media
Social networking: Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+
Micro-blogs: Twitter, Tumblr
Blogs: WordPress, Blogger, Web.com
Photo and Video sharing: Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube
Location-based Social Networking: Foursquare, Yelp
Asynchronous and Synchronous
AIM Chat Google Chat & Skype.
This type of communication requires all participates to be present at the same
time while using the communication due to the intention that the conversation or
interaction is meant to be live in real time.
Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, &Tumblr
This type of communication does not require all participants to be present at the
same time, such asTumblr, act as a place to share and communicate information
but can be read or seen by the other party at a later time, just like email or text
Google documents, for example is a wonderful way to communicate with others
whether or not they are online or not. It is very useful in letting different members
of a collaborating group be able to access a live, editable document to keep all
members up to date on the content and progress without having to email back
and forth and leaves little room for confusion.
Microsoft Word is a word processor
that allows us to type and format
text. It has a wide variety of tools
and settings that let you customize
your documents in ways that will
allow you to make your final product
unique or as formal as you wish, and
ready to print.
To add a graphic to a work
document, simply follow these
1.. Go to the “InsertTab”
2. Click on the “Pictures” Icon
3. Select the photo from your
computer that you would like to
input into your document.
Are you writing a paper and need a word a little
more original than “happy” or “confused”?
Word can help!You find synonyms to improve
the quality of your projects.
You simply right click on the word you want to
change and select “Synonyms” and you will
automatically be provided with other words
that you could put in place of words that may
be too common or overused.
AutoCorrect is another useful tool that is embedded into
Microsoft Word that helps us identify grammar mistakes
that we may not notice at first. Using this feature will
highlight any misspelled words or punctuation errors.
Computer-Mediated Communication can be
synchronous or asynchronous so both email
and programs that offer video
teleconferencing would be examples.
Which type of computer-mediated
communication you would want to use would
depend on what kind of discussion you want
to have, since each have their own strengths
The down-side to these types of communication are due to online communication and
potential security flaws that can infect our devices with viruses and harmful spam.This
information can sometimes come in formats that appear harmless until you open the file or
email and realize it was a hoax.This is why chain letters, and opening emails from unfamiliar
emails is extremely important.
Cyber Security should always be taken seriously to avoid consequences such as getting
scammed, giving someone access to personal information, or running into the risk of identity
Be A Good Neitzan
What is a Neitzan? It is someone
who spends hours on the internet
and uses it as a primary
The word is associated with the
word “Netiquette” which is the
internets version of “etiquette”
Hoax vs. Urban Legend vs. Rumor vs. Junk
Hoax – A messages that includes false, deliberately deceptive information.
Urban Legend – A Popularly believed narrative which is usually false.
Rumor – can take the form of a personal anecdote, whether it is true, false or in-between.
Junk – Content such as advertisement windows that pop-up or messages that are received when
lists sign you up for email notifications.
Tips for Effective Communication
- Keep Paragraphs and messages short and to the point.
- Never share your e-mail ID or passwords to anyone
- Do not use all capitalized letters or it will look like you are shouting.
- Never send chain letters or spam to others
- Be careful when using sarcasm or humor – the lack of facial expressions and tone of
voice isn’t present through e-mail and could be interpreted in a negative way.
Lurking refers to when you join a list, or a blog
and want to monitor the site, or particular
blog before you decide to become a member
or it or join in on the conversation. It is helpful
to do this in preparation a few days before
you may be required to participate in a
particular forum or discussion, or simply wish
to lurk a commercial page to make sure you
are drawn to the content.
Chat rooms are easily accessible and most of them are
free to join. Like e-mail, chat rooms are included in the
family of online social networking but include real-time
human interaction.They can be used to virtually get
together with friends or chat with strangers about
debates, common interests, advice or politics.
Chat rooms have played a big role in the evolution of
interpersonal communication.Although they are still
popular today, they were at their peak in the late 90’s
before texting was the norm. Chat rooms are mostly
used now for group meetings or for technical support but
will always be a quick and easy way to communicate
Commonly Used Abbreviations
UG2BK You got to be kidding
GBTW Get back to work
NMP Not my problem
PIR Parent in room
GFTD Gone for the day
FYEO For your eyes only
BI5 Back in five minutes
DEGT Don’t even go there
BIL Boss is listening
PAW Parents are watching
99 Parents are no longer watching
PCM Please call me
Drawing Shapes In PowerPoint
Drawing shapes in PowerPoint is just one of
the many customizable features. Simply find
the ‘Drawing’ tab at the top navigation and
choose a shape. See examples to the right!
To change your slide layout:
- On the top navigation select “Layout”
- Select the style that best suits what type
of content you intend to put in the slide.
For example, if you wanted to add
photos to your slide you would select a
layout that has content or picture in the
In PowerPoint there are 3 screen layouts available to you as you complete you Slide Show.
1. Normal – is usually used to work on all the slides. Left side displays all of the slides, in order, and
the right side displays the selected slide.
2. Slide Sorter – shows all of the slides in order of their appearance.You can move or delete slides
in this view.
3. Note PageView – notes can be added to each slide to assist the presenter of the presentation,
but notes wont be seen by the audience.
There are many editing options that will allow you to make the text in your presentation unique.
Font – Choose from a large selection of fonts from the dropdown list. Here you will find many different
styles, ranging from cursive, gothic, professional and fun.You can also choose a font size in this area.
Text color – For certain presentations using varieties of font colors will be necessary.You can do this by
simply picking a color from the “A” dropdown, or useWordArt by selecting the ‘Insert’ tab
Good Design Tips
- Adding visuals to the presentation, such as pictures, animations, and charts when
- Using a theme. Being sure not to use a different theme on each slide, to maintain
- Using hyperlinks to make it easy to access websites that are included in your
presentation if viewed online
- Use upper and lowercase letters
- One idea per slide
- Use bullets to precede listed items
EXAMPLE OF A BAD SLIDE!
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