Project 3: Introduction to the Internet

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Project Overview
Curriculum Connections
Resource Connections
Evaluation

  General Information

Lead Teacher(s): William Ash
School:Harriet Curtis Collegiate
P.O. Box 219
St. Anthony, NF
A0K 4S0
(709) 454-3120/8414
Grade Level:Grade 9 - Level I
Number of Students: 60-70
Project Start and Finish Dates:March/April 1997

  Project Overview

This project will be one of the application segments of the Microcomputer 1100 course. Through "hands on" activities students will become familiar with both the concept and practical nature of the Internet. Students will be introduced to the various search engines - Yahoo, Excite, Webcrawler etc. - to access information on the Internet. They will identify the strengths and weaknesses of these search engines. In addition, students will be introduced to the concept and practice of electronic mail - both within the Windows NT network and the Internet.

  Curriculum Connections

This project will be an integral component of the Microcomputer 1100 Technology Education course. It will increase student knowledge and proficiency in communication technologies.

Intended learning outcomes include:

- the participation in online experiences

- an increase in the level of computer literacy in students

- the access of information on the Internet

- the exchange of ideas and opinions between students

Learning outcomes related to Technology Education

- an understanding of the nature of online communications and its limitations

- an opportunity to identify real life communication problem situations and opportunities

- identify ways in which information and communication technologies are used

- identify advantages and disadvantages of selected communications technologies

- development of a vocabulary of terminology and language related to the selected communications technology

- employ the language and terminology when solving technological problems and when describing their solutions to others

  Resource Connections

The primary hardware resource will be the Windows NT network for Internet signal distribution to connected computers. The software resources will be Netscape 3.0 for Internet access and within Netscape the various search engines to access information.

  Evaluation

- increased awareness of the capabilities of the Internet for information access
- satisfactory proficiency in the use of the Internet to access information
- awareness of various methodologies to access information

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