ERIC Number: ED381165
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Internet for Library Media Specialists.
Simpson, Carol Mann
This guide introduces the library media specialist to the Internet, its history and features, and provides information on specific uses of the Internet in school libraries and specific areas. Section 1, "What is the Internet?" introduces the reader to the Internet; electronic mail; telnet; file transfer protocol (FTP); wide area information servers (WAIS); Archie; Gopher; Veronica; and World Wide Web (WWW). Section two provides guidelines on "Introducing the Internet to Students," and discusses acceptable use policies, and Internet use with elementary, middle school, and high school students. Suggestions on "Introducing the Internet to Faculty and Staff," found in section 3, include an introduction to general education information, ERIC, library-specific information, and lists. Section 4 outlines "Uses of the Internet in School Libraries," including professional resources, reference, keypals and penpals, interactive games and fun, exploration, and the Internet Hunt. Section 5, "Uses of the Internet in Specific Content Areas," discusses Internet resources in English/language arts; math; science; social studies/history; foreign languages; fine arts/music; and physical education and health. Computer equipment and access is the subject of section 6, "Getting Online." Section 7 provides information on 18 Internet access points. A 30-item bibliography is included. Two appendices offer instruction in electronic mail and file transfer protocol (FTP), and eighteen transparencies are provided which are intended to be used in Internet training. (MAS)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Electronic Mail, Elementary Secondary Education, File Transfer Protocol, Information Networks, Internet, Media Specialists, School Libraries, Transparencies, World Wide Web
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