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Using the internet

  1. 1. Making better use of ict in Reader Ministry introduction for new users Richard Young Wood Green School Witney
  2. 2. Assumptions <ul><li>You are a beginner ie n o prior knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid jargon </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on outcomes ie to demonstrate what ict can do for you </li></ul><ul><li>NB: There is a follow up in-depth session on Sunday: tips for experienced users </li></ul>
  3. 3. Objectives <ul><li>Give an overview of the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate the Internet: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate some easy hints & tips: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>explorer and find to manage portfolios </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cut and paste </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Please Interrupt <ul><li>Tedious just watching </li></ul><ul><li>Ict people are almost always ‘Tommy Coopers’ … </li></ul><ul><li>So do ask “ how did you do that, again? </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for two-to-one session </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is the Internet? <ul><li>More than just the web </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is the Internet? <ul><li>Email too </li></ul>
  7. 7. Email – what is it? <ul><li>Email is an electronic letter sent by you to someone anywhere in the world </li></ul><ul><ul><li>next door neighbour </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Old friend in Australia </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Messages are composed ‘ offline’ </li></ul><ul><li>Users dial in to send & receive email </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstration of composing and sending an email </li></ul>
  8. 8. Email: sending a message <ul><li>Type in the address in the to field eg </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Enter text in the message box area </li></ul><ul><li>Once finished press send </li></ul><ul><li>NB: messages can be composed off line </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstration </li></ul>
  9. 9. Email - using reply <ul><li>When you receive a message you can respond by pressing reply </li></ul><ul><li>demonstration </li></ul><ul><li>Most users do not use the address book : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Type in an address every time! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>or just use the reply button </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tomorrow : set up and address book with categories </li></ul>
  10. 10. Email – attachments <ul><li>Email can also be used to send files as attachments eg: essay to your tutor </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstration of sending an email attachment </li></ul>
  11. 11. Email -discussion lists <ul><li>A discussion list is a system that allows many people to send email to each other, simply by sending the email to a specified address. </li></ul><ul><li>We have readers@oxford.anglican.org </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstration </li></ul>
  12. 12. Joining: readers@oxford <ul><li>To join: send an email message to </li></ul><ul><li>readers-admin@oxford.anglican.org </li></ul><ul><li>with the single word subscribe in the message. </li></ul><ul><li>You should receive email confirmation </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges? [email_address] </li></ul>
  13. 13. What is the Web? <ul><li>The Internet is made up of millions of computers linked together by cable, telephone and satellite </li></ul><ul><li>Computers talk to each other using a common language html to creat pages with text and graphics (sound video) </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstration </li></ul>
  14. 14. Web: how to find quality <ul><li>Major challenge : finding quality resources: </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy one: use an information gateway </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy two: use search </li></ul>
  15. 15. Web: Information Gateway <ul><li>An informaton gateway is a one-stop shop for an interest area eg BBC site </li></ul><ul><li>Oxford Readers the web site for lay ministers working in the Diocese of Oxford </li></ul>
  16. 16. Web: research resources <ul><ul><li>Christian Theology a hub for locating serious Christian theological activity on the Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Christian Library - a comprehensive Guide to Christian Resources on the Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>David Yuan's Bible & Christian Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Christian Classics Ethereal Library commentaries, sermons, and writings from the first 800 years of the church </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry . Online dictionary and sections on doctrine and interfaith issues </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Web: preaching resources <ul><ul><li>Revised Common Lectionary site with links to outstanding preaching and liturgical resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Text This Week outstanding RCL , Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Internet connection needs <ul><li>Computer with a modem </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone line </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Service Provider </li></ul><ul><ul><li>F9 on 0870 705 8000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LineOne </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Anti Virus is essential eg </li></ul>
  19. 19. Internet Cost <ul><li>Fixed Cost </li></ul><ul><li>PC (or apple) with a modem </li></ul><ul><li>Variable Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Cost of local telephone call </li></ul><ul><li>Check mail once a day then about 5p </li></ul><ul><li>Average usage: 22 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Cable providers and BT offering ‘deals’ </li></ul>
  20. 20. Windows: Cut & Paste <ul><li>Can use cut and paste ie can you shade in text in one application (eg word), copy and then paste to another application (eg outlook)? </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstration </li></ul>
  21. 21. Windows: Directories <ul><li>Do you use directories </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstration </li></ul>
  22. 22. Windows: find <ul><li>Can use windows find </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstration </li></ul>

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