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									      Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Using the Internet in Teaching
     A presentation for the CSUDH College of Education Alumni Event - November 1, 2008
                        Dr. Farah Fisher, Professor of Graduate Education
                              (310) 243-3926 ffisher@csudh.edu

Presentation Objectives
Upon completion of the activities associated with the presentation, participants will be able to:
    Describe three or more web-based activities that enhance teaching and learning.
    Given one of the activities above, locate and evaluate two or more websites that support the
      activity.
    Contribute at least one website address and “review” for the web page shown below.
http://www.csudh.edu/fisher/teacherresources.htm




Presentation Schedule
    9:30-9:35      Welcome and Introductions
    9:35-9:45      Brainstorming: What are some major problems faced by teachers? How
                    can the web be used to address these problems?
    9:45-10:15     Locating and Evaluating Web Resources
    10:15-10:25 Wrap Up and Next Steps
Useful Terminology

      Acrobat Reader – a free program that can read PDF files
      Assistive Technology – programs or devices that assist people with disabilities to use
       computers or perform daily tasks
      Blog – a website where people can leave messages about a given topic
      Browser – a program that allows you to “surf the web” (e.g., Internet Explorer, Firefox),
       interprets the HTML code to display web pages
      CAI (computer assisted instruction) – programs that assist students in learning (e.g., drill,
       tutorial, simulation)
      CMI (computer managed instruction) – tools such as puzzle and quiz makers and gradebook
       programs
      Demo – a limited version of a commercial program, you must pay a fee for full use of the
       program
      Download – to copy a program or document from the web to your disk [note – upload
       means to put a file on to the web]
      Email – electronic mail, free accounts at www.yahoo.com and www.hotmail.com
      Flash (or Flash player) - a program that is used to make animated, interactive presentations
       appear on web pages (Flash player can be downloaded for free)
      Freeware – a program or document you can download for free
      HTML – code used to make web pages, you will often see .htm or .html at the end of a web
       address – this refers to HTML, choose ViewSource on any page to see the code
      http:// (HyperText Transfer Protocol) – often used at the beginning of a web address, tells
       the browser to expect a web page [Didn’t you always wonder what it meant?]
      Link – a built-in path to another web page, click to activate
      Offline – can be used without being connected to the web
      Online – accessible through or connected to the web
      PDF (Portable Data Format) – a read-only printable version of a document, must have
       Acrobat Reader to see the file
      Search Engine – a website that helps you find other websites (like http://www.google.com)
      Shareware – a program or document you can download for a small fee (you may be able to
       use the program for awhile before paying)
      Shockwave (Shockwave player) – similar to Flash, a web version of Director program,
       most often interactive and animated
      Software – computer programs that accomplish a task (word processing, games, drills…)
      URL – a web address (like http://www.csudh.edu/fisher/teacherresources.htm)
      Virus – a “hidden” program that can do damage to your computer or files
      Web page editor – a program that assists in creating web pages [note – a web page is not
       accessible to others until it is “uploaded” to a web server]
      Web server – a computer (connected to the Internet) that does nothing but store web pages
       and other documents, has a special name and number so that it can be found on the web (like
       www.csudh.edu and 155.122.0.0)
      Website – one or more web pages (often HTML documents) in a single folder on the web
      World Wide Web (Web) – part of the Internet, makes documents (like web pages)
       accessible all over the world
      YouTube (http://www.youtube.com) – a video sharing website
Brainstorming Exercise

Work with a partner to fill in both sides of the table below. If you are not sure of a web-based
solution to a problem, at least fill in the problem.

Major problems faced by teachers                  Web-based solutions (in an ideal world)

Example: Need to raise test scores                find websites that help students practice the
                                                      skills they need for the tests



Example: Not enough time                          find websites that help teachers create materials
                                                  use online self-grading tests
Website Recommendations for the Teacher Resources page (send to ffisher@csudh.edu)

Web address: http:// ______________________________________________

Brief description of contents:


Review/comments:




Web address: http:// ______________________________________________

Brief description of contents:


Review/comments:




Web address: http:// ______________________________________________

Brief description of contents:


Review/comments:




Web address: http:// ______________________________________________

Brief description of contents:


Review/comments:
12 Expert Google Search Tips (by John Digg, http://digg.com)
1.       Explicit Phrase:
     Lets say you are looking for content about internet marketing. Instead of just typing internet
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     Example: "internet marketing"
2.       Exclude Words:
     Lets say you want to search for content about internet marketing, but you want to exclude any
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     Example Search: internet marketing -advertising
3.       Site Specific Search:
     Often, you want to search a specific website for content that matches a certain phrase. Even if
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     Example: "internet marketing" site:www.smallbusinesshub.com
4.       Similar Words and Synonyms:
     Let’s say you are want to include a word in your search, but want to include results that contain
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     Example: "internet marketing" ~professional
5.       Specific Document Types:
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     Example: "internet marketing" filetype:ppt
6.       This OR That:
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     you are looking for any one of one or more terms to match, then you can use the OR operator.
     (Note: The OR has to be capitalized).
     Example: internet marketing OR advertising
7.       Phone Listing:
     Let’s say someone calls you on your mobile number and you don’t know how it is. If all you
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8.        Area Code Lookup:
      If all you need to do is to look-up the area code for a phone number, just enter the 3-digit area
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      Example: 617
9.        Numeric Ranges:
      This is a rarely used, but highly useful tip. Let’s say you want to find results that contain any of
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10.       Stock (Ticker Symbol):
      Just enter a valid ticker symbol as your search term and Google will give you the current
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      Example: GOOG
11.       Calculator:
      The next time you need to do a quick calculation, instead of bringing up the Calculator applet,
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12.       Word Definitions:
      If you need to quickly look up the definition of a word or phrase, simply use the "define:"
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      Example: define:plethora

Hope this list of Google search tips proves useful in your future Google searches. If there are any
of your favorite Google expert power tips that I’ve missed, please feel free to share them in the
comments.

								
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