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Digital literacy

  1. 1. What is Digital (or Internet) Literacy? Internet literacy includes the skills it takes to read, disseminate, and evaluate online sources. It is among the critical skills we need as we explore the internet world.
  2. 2. Seeing is no longer believing.
  3. 3. Apply R.E.A.L. Techniques to evaluate a website
  4. 4. URL - Universal/Uniform Resource Locator • URL's typically have the following format - Protocol://computer.domanin,name/pathname/filename.ext
  5. 5. Devices on the Internet are uniquely identified with an Internet Protocol (IP) Number. IP Numbers (IP version 4) are a set of 4 numbers, each one ranging from 0-255. (for example; IP numbers are difficult for people to remember, so many organizations will register a domain names which can be mapped to specific IP Numbers. Today's Domain Name System includes several globally shared domain names (i.e. .com, .net, .org) as well as many country-specific codes (i.e. .jp, .de, .us, .uk)
  6. 6. Which website might contain information that would influence your business? • tions.html • _regs.html
  7. 7. What does “bias” mean? • According to the American Heritage Dictionary: • Bias - “a preference or an inclination, especially one that inhibits impartial judgement"
  8. 8. P.I.E.S. • Look at the list below and keep it in mind when you are doing your research. • An Author’s Purpose: • Persuade • Inform • Entertain • Sell • The next time you look at a website, think of the author’s purpose and think of P. I. E. S. This will help you to evaluate the information and make a better decision about its trustworthiness and validity.
  9. 9. • Which website might you use when writing a research paper on President Barack Obama? • •
  10. 10. How do you find out the owner of a website? • • Enter the URL of the website you would 
like to check. • Who do you think owns the domain name for
  11. 11. The Wayback Machine • Look back at the history of a website. See how it has been changed, what has been added and what has been deleted. • http://web.archive.or • Check out – •
  12. 12. Look at the Links
  13. 13. What is Netiquette? • (short for "network etiquette" or "Internet etiquette") refers to socially acceptable conduct in an online or digital situation, ranging from Usenet and mailing lists to blogs and forums.
  14. 14. Text Messaging • Text messaging, or texting, is the exchange of brief written text messages between two or more mobile phones or fixed or portable devices over a phone network. While the original term was derived from referring to messages sent using the Short Message Service (SMS) originated from Radio Telegraphy, it has since been extended to include messages containing image, video, and sound content (known as MMS messages). • The sender of a text message is known as a texter, while the service itself has different colloquialisms depending on the region: it may simply be referred to as a text in North America, Australia, the Philippines and the United Kingdom, an SMS in most of mainland Europe, and a TMS or SMS in the Middle East and Asia.
  15. 15. Digital Netiquette
  16. 16. Top 10 Texting Guidelines • Common courtesy still rules. Contrary to popular belief, composing an SMS while you're in a face-to-face conversation with someone is just about as rude as taking a voice call. • Remember that SMS is informal. SMS shouldn't be used for formal invitations or to dump your girlfriend or boyfriend. The casualness of SMS diminishes the strength and meaning of the message. • Don't get upset if you don't get a reply. Before you text someone and get frustrated at the lack of a response, be sure that they're familiar with how to use the service, and that their carrier will accept messages from yours. • Be aware of your tone. It is extremely difficult to discern tone in text messages, just as in e-mail. What seems to you to be a completely innocuous message may be grossly misinterpreted by the recipient, causing certain discomfort if not irreparable harm. • Don't SMS while you're driving. Talking on the phone is bad enough. You won't know what hit you - or what you hit - if you are pounding out a message on your keyboard. • Leave the slang to your friends. Don't expect your stodgy superiors at work to be hip to the lingo of the SMS streets. • Remember that SMS can be traced. Don't think your messages are Anonymous. • Be conscientious of others' schedules. Don't assume that because you are awake, working, not busy, or sober that the person you're texting is as well. Many a pleasant slumber have been interrupted by recurring "beep- beep...beep-beeps" of messages. • If it's immediate, make a voice call. If you can't get through and your text message is ignored, there's probably a good reason. There are still some times when people don't even have a thumb free to respond. • Remember that your phone does have an off button. There are very, very few things in the world that absolutely cannot wait.