ERIC Number: ED407179
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A to Z: The Early Childhood Educator's Guide to the Internet. (Revised Edition).
ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Urbana, IL.
This guide explains features of the Internet and compiles Internet resources useful to those interested in the education, growth, and development of young children. Chapter 1 of the guide, "An Introduction to the Internet," explains what is needed to connect to the Internet. The chapter then discusses the Internet's domain name system, electronic mail, mail/discussion lists, newsgroups, Internet etiquette (netiquette), File Transfer Protocol, TELNET, Gopher, the World Wide Web, the Mosaic and Netscape Navigator Web browsers, Uniform Resource Locators, home pages, search engines, and Web page creation. The chapter concludes with suggestions for finding information on the Internet. Chapter 2 explains several common commands used on mail lists and presents fact sheets on 21 mail lists. Each fact sheet includes a description of the mail list and the list's name, sponsor, electronic mail address, contact person, and subscription directions. Chapter 3 provides fact sheets on 62 Internet sites. Each fact sheet includes a description of the site and the site's name, sponsor, type (Gopher, Web), Internet address, and contact person. Information on how to find and use ERIC system resources on the Internet is provided in Chapter 4, while Chapter 5 is a bibliography of ERIC documents and journal articles on "The Internet and Early Childhood Educators." The guide concludes with a glossary of Internet-related terms, an index, and an appendix of materials from and about the ERIC system and the ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education. (BC)
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Health, Child Rearing, Early Childhood Education, Electronic Mail, File Transfer Protocol, Internet, Listservs, World Wide Web
Publications Office, ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Children's Research Center, 51 Gerty Drive, Champaign, IL 61820-7469; phone: 800-583-4135; fax: 217-333-3767; e-mail: ericeece[at sign]uiuc.edu ($10 or $15 w/3-ring binder, plus $1.50 shipping).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Urbana, IL.