ERIC Number: ED407201
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
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Using the Internet in Rural Special Education: Accessing Resources.
Bull, Kay S.; Kimball, Sarah L.
This paper provides basic information on searching the Internet and describes sites of interest in the area of rural special education. The first section traces the evolution of the Internet through various phases--ARPANET, NSFNET, CERNET, and the beginnings of the World Wide Web--and describes various protocols (methods and tools) developed to provide access to the directories of local servers. The second section describes the Internet today; presents a sample search engine and simple and advanced searches; explains general search strategies, how to make a search effective, and what to do about unexpected or inappropriate results; and lists and describes various search engines and their methods of searching the Internet. The third section lists and describes many sites of interest, including rural sites; sites for kids; free software and shareware for disabled children; sites for parents of disabled children; multipurpose sites that link to more specific sites; content specific sites providing resources in literature and language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies; software for teachers; sites for special education teachers; general disabilities sites; and sites that provide information and resources related to mental retardation, learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and the visually impaired. The final two sections describe HTML (hypertext markup language), how to write HTML documents, and how to create Websites and homepages. A table presents features of six World Wide Web search engines. (SV)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
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