ERIC Number: ED415843
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
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Internet.edu: A Sourcebook for Educators.
This book provides a working knowledge of the Internet to assist teachers in implementing Internet resources in the K-12 curriculum. Part 1 - The Basics includes chapters 1-3. The first chapter deals with the information glut on the Internet and the time management problems this poses and presents a conceptual image of the Internet. Chapter 2 discusses general Internet directories and catalogs, and chapter 3 focuses on educational directories. Part 2 - The Details includes chapters 4-10. Chapter 4 describes e-mail functions, including Usenet and mailing lists. Chapter 5 addresses the World Wide Web; a number of Web sites designed by schools are explored, and basic instruction is given for the construction of a home page. Chapter 6 deals with using Gopher in the classroom, and the next chapter considers FTP (File Transfer Protocol). IRC (Internet Relay Chat) is discussed in chapter 8. Chapter 9 highlights educational telnet sites and chapter 10 considers acceptable use policies and Internet filters. Appendices A-F provide information on using the "Internet.edu" link at IRI/SkyLight, the structure of an e-mail address, downloading graphic files, CU-SeeMe (an audio-video conferencing technology), Archie (a tool used to search FTP sites) and subject area and grade level ratings and URLs for activities by chapter. A glossary, a 36-title bibliography and index are included. (MES)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Class Activities, Curriculum Enrichment, Directories, Electronic Mail, Elementary Secondary Education, File Transfer Protocol, Information Policy, Information Utilization, Internet, Technology Integration
IRI/SkyLight Training and Publishing, Inc., 2626 S. Clearbrook Dr., Arlington Heights, IL 60005; toll-free telephone: 800-348-4474; telephone: 847-290-6600; http://www.iriskylight.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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