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Introduction to the Internet This project has been made possible by a grant from the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library...
Objectives <ul><li>General context and basic vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Identify components needed for Internet use </li...
What is the Internet? <ul><li>An electronic communications network that connects computer networks and organizational comp...
Getting Connected <ul><li>Hardware required </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Modem </li></ul></ul...
Terms <ul><li>Address </li></ul><ul><li>Browser </li></ul><ul><li>Chat </li></ul><ul><li>Dial-up </li></ul><ul><li>Domain ...
Browsing the Web <ul><li>Web Browser </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Explorer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Firefox </li></ul>...
Organization on the Internet <ul><li>Web page </li></ul><ul><li>Web site </li></ul><ul><li>Home page </li></ul><ul><li>Ser...
Exercise! Time! Navigate the Christian County Library webpage by clicking various links
 
Searching the Web <ul><li>Search Engines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yahoo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google </li></ul></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>Examples of good Search Strings </li></ul><ul><li>Munchkin Cats </li></ul><ul><li>Claddagh Rings </li></ul><ul><li...
 
Exercise! Time! Let’s all go to Google. http://www.google.com Try searching for information on various topics.
Online Communication <ul><li>Email   </li></ul><ul><li>Chat rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Instant Messenger programs </li></ul><...
<ul><li>Thank you for coming  </li></ul><ul><li>Feel free to repeat this class or sign up for other classes at the circula...
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Intro To Internet

This class is a very basic internet class. In this class you will learn terms such as browser, URL, search engines, links, etc. After this class you will be able to open a browser, navigate to a website, and navigate within a website.

Intro To Internet

  1. 1. Introduction to the Internet This project has been made possible by a grant from the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>General context and basic vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Identify components needed for Internet use </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about the World Wide Web </li></ul><ul><li>Increase familiarity with Internet communication and formats (e-mail) </li></ul><ul><li>Practice searching </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about toolbars, favorites, security, etc. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is the Internet? <ul><li>An electronic communications network that connects computer networks and organizational computer facilities around the world (from Merriam-Webster’s) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Getting Connected <ul><li>Hardware required </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Modem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>path (phone line, cable, wireless) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>adequate speed/memory </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Software required </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ISP (Internet Service Provider) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>web browser </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Terms <ul><li>Address </li></ul><ul><li>Browser </li></ul><ul><li>Chat </li></ul><ul><li>Dial-up </li></ul><ul><li>Domain </li></ul><ul><li>Download </li></ul><ul><li>DSL </li></ul><ul><li>Home Page </li></ul><ul><li>HTML </li></ul><ul><li>Hypertext </li></ul><ul><li>ISP </li></ul><ul><li>Key Word </li></ul><ul><li>Link (hyperlink) </li></ul><ul><li>Modem </li></ul><ul><li>Search Engine </li></ul><ul><li>Server </li></ul><ul><li>Toolbars </li></ul><ul><li>URL </li></ul><ul><li>Web </li></ul><ul><li>Web Site </li></ul>
  6. 6. Browsing the Web <ul><li>Web Browser </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Explorer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Firefox </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safari </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Netscape </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Navigation 101 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search Bars </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Organization on the Internet <ul><li>Web page </li></ul><ul><li>Web site </li></ul><ul><li>Home page </li></ul><ul><li>Servers </li></ul><ul><li>Domains </li></ul>
  8. 8. Exercise! Time! Navigate the Christian County Library webpage by clicking various links
  9. 10. Searching the Web <ul><li>Search Engines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yahoo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Metasearch Engines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Crawler </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dogpile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HotBot </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Examples of good Search Strings </li></ul><ul><li>Munchkin Cats </li></ul><ul><li>Claddagh Rings </li></ul><ul><li>Dragons </li></ul><ul><li>Rhinoceros Beetles </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Twain </li></ul><ul><li>Fly Fishing </li></ul><ul><li>Haley’s Comet </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of not so good Search Strings </li></ul><ul><li>How do I tie a hand-made halter </li></ul><ul><li>When is the best time to plant tomatoes </li></ul><ul><li>I need to know what the population of brazil is </li></ul><ul><li>How deep is the grand canyon </li></ul>Search Strings
  11. 13. Exercise! Time! Let’s all go to Google. http://www.google.com Try searching for information on various topics.
  12. 14. Online Communication <ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>Chat rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Instant Messenger programs </li></ul><ul><li>Forums </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Netcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Vidcasting </li></ul>
  13. 15. <ul><li>Thank you for coming </li></ul><ul><li>Feel free to repeat this class or sign up for other classes at the circulation desk </li></ul>Questions ?

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