INTERNET Assignment 2
Accessing Web Resources
Finding information on the Internet is an interesting experience. The amount of data available is
astounding, but since no one owns the Internet or is responsible for all of it, the data is not
organized in any familiar traditional format such as the Dewey decimal system.
How do we find what we're looking for, then? Unless you already have a lead on a particular
URL from someone else, you will probably end up using a "search engine." A search engine is a
special website that looks for websites with particular content based on key words and phrases
that a user specifies.
Now, it's time to perform some experiments. Think of four topics:
1. A general topic of your own personal interest (i.e. baking)
2. A specific or more obscure aspect of that same topic (i.e. the right flour to use in different
types of baking)
3. A general educational topic (i.e. calculus)
4. A specific or more obscure aspect of that same topic (i.e. using graphing calculators in
Go to the Google website, and using the + and – attributes talked about in the lesson, do a search
for each of the topics you selected.
In an essay at the bottom of this page, describe the combination of words and plus an minus
signs you used to effectively search for each of the topics, and tell how easy was it to find what
you were looking for?
Give a list of at least five URLs you have bookmarked that relate to lessons you could teach, and
write a sentence or two about each one that explains how you could use them.
Record your findings in an essay below, and then resave the file that now contains your essay.
Keep the file name as "assignment2.rtf".
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