Lesson 2: Using the Internet


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Lesson 2: Using the Internet

  1. 1. Communications ThroughTechnology Lesson two: Using the Internet
  2. 2. Objectives1. Demonstrate understanding of search by creating and partici-pating in an online search using Google2. Discover ways to use your computer to learn, share ideas, findtrusted businesses and read reviews from other users3. Learn about blogs, and identify six blogs which interest you4. Save and share information using computer based bookmarks, online bookmarks and tagging5. New Google concepts: a. Set up a Google calendar to remember important appointments and share with others b. Set up the RSS site to keep track of blog and website updates c. Set up a blog on Bloggerwww.themeart.com 2
  3. 3. Use Google Search  Many choices when searching for info  Advanced search lets you narrow down  Results are not always from most rele- vant  Beware of advertisementswww.themeart.com 3
  4. 4.  Finding things on the Try these sites to find things: Internet • YouTube • Blog search • Slideshare.Net • Snopes.com • Flickr • StumbleUpon • Soundcloud • Food.comwww.themeart.com 4
  5. 5. Bookmarking on the Web Bookmark using Internet Explorer  Go to a site you like  Click on the Star  Make sure you are on 1st tab (Favorites)  To add to list, click “Add to Favorites”  Try to make a folder and move this into new folder  Delete a favorite. Rename a favorite.www.themeart.com 5
  6. 6. Social Bookmarking • Good for keeping track of links on the go • Use Google bookmarks to create a bookmark. • Create a list to make finding book- marks easier • Put one of your favs on your list • Look at public bookmarks on Googlewww.themeart.com 6
  7. 7. E-mail links to yourself or friends • Copy link • Open e-mail account • Compose to yourself, using your e-mail address (or a friend) • Paste link into the body • Hit sendwww.themeart.com 7
  8. 8. Google Tools are cool! Try these Google tools:• Create an online calendar event• Translate a phrase from English into French• Find a blog on canning fruit• Find a good book• Find your home on Google Earth• Find a stock reportwww.themeart.com 8
  9. 9. Activities you can do now  Set up a blog  Set up an RSS reader  Add an event to your Google Calendar  Investigate what other things you can do with Google apps  Bookmark 3 sites which interest you  Send a link to yourselfwww.themeart.com 9
  10. 10. Next week: Photosharingwww.themeart.com 10