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Beginning Internet This class is a beginners level look at the Internet, the World Wide Web, and how to access resources on the Web. Welcome!

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1 Beginning Internet This class is a beginners level look at the Internet, the World Wide Web, and how to access resources on the Web. Welcome!

2 If you have a question, please ask. There will also be time for questions after the class. Beginning Internet

3 Please turn off your cell phone or set it to silent mode for the duration of the class. Beginning Internet If you must use your cell phone, please step outside the class while you are on the phone.

4 Beginning Internet The Internet and World Wide Web Internet Service Providers Web Browsers

5 A network is created when two or more computers are connected to each other to share information. The Internet

6 Networks can be also be connected together to share information and computing power. The Internet

7 Just as phone networks connect to each other so we can talk to people across the country and around the world, computer networks can connect to each other so computers can talk to each other. The Internet

8 The Internet is the global network of networks, connecting computer networks across the country and around the world. The Internet

9 Computers in a network that is connected to the Internet can communicate with other networks and computers that are also connected to the Internet. The Internet

10 The World Wide Web is the part of the Internet which presents electronic information in an interactive format. The World Wide Web

11 The World Wide Web is made up of web sites. Each web site has one or more web pages. The World Wide Web

12 Anyone can have a web site: The World Wide Web

13 Web pages contain special areas called hyperlinks. These links can appear as underlined words. Pictures or images on the page can also be hyperlinks. The World Wide Web Clicking on a hyperlink will take you to another web page.

14 Everything on the World Wide Web has a unique location. You can go directly to a web page by typing in its exact web address. Web addresses look like this: The World Wide Web www.google.com www.usa.gov myflorida.com www.palmbeach.k12.fl.us

15 Web pages are stored on special computers called web servers. The World Wide Web While the Internet and World Wide Web are always available, sometimes individual web servers experience technical problems.

16 When there is a problem with a web server, web pages stored on it may be temporarily unavailable. The World Wide Web

17 Beginning Internet The Internet and World Wide Web Internet Service Providers Web Browsers

18 Before you can visit a web site, you must be connected to the Internet. Internet Service Providers

19 If you are at the Library, you may access the Internet through the Librarys WiFi service, or by using the Librarys computers. Internet Service Providers

20 To access the Internet from home, you must use an Internet Service Provider (ISP). Internet Service Providers

21 Internet Service Providers charge a fee for providing Internet access. Prices vary depending on the service package and the type of connection. Internet Service Providers

22 The fee charged by the ISP for Internet access will vary depending on: Internet Service Providers Type of connection Speed of the connection Length of time (on the Web)

23 The typical choices for home users are: Internet Service Providers Dial up access, using a telephone line. High speed access, using either Cable or telephone lines. Wireless access, using a cellphone service.

24 Dial up access uses a telephone modem to convert signals to and from the computer. Most computers today have telephone modems built in. Internet Service Providers

25 High speed Internet access through DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) or Cable require a special modem, usually supplied by the ISP. Internet Service Providers

26 The connection lasts only as long as the modems telephone connection is active. A dial up connection to the Internet requires the computer dial into the ISPs network through the modem. Internet Service Providers

27 A high speed connection to the Internet typically maintains the connection as long as the cable or phone line is plugged into the modem. With this type of service, the Internet is always on. Internet Service Providers

28 Internet service through an ISP usually includes: Multiple e-mail accounts Space to post personal web pages Internet Service Providers

29 If you do not have, or want, Internet access at home, one option is to use computers at your local Library. Internet Service Providers Libraries do not provide email accounts, however, or space for personal web pages.

30 Beginning Internet The Internet and World Wide Web Internet Service Providers Web Browsers

31 Once you have an Internet connection, you need a Web browser to retrieve content on the Web, and display it for you. Web Browsers

32 There are several browsers available to choose from. Web Browsers

33 Browsers allow you to view web pages as well as the many different types of content available on the web, such as: n Movies n Music n Instant Messaging n e-Mail Web Browsers

34 To open the web browser, click on its icon shortcut on the desktop and press the Enter key (or double click the icon). Web Browsers Lets try it out.

35 Web Browsers The browser will open a pre-set home page.

36 Web Browsers Links on the page will turn the arrow cursor into a pointing hand. Clicking on a link will take you to another web page, or other content.

37 Web Browsers Click inside the address bar. This will highlight the address already there. Now type the new address and press the Enter key on the keyboard. medlineplus.gov www.myflorida.com www.seniors.gov

38 Beginning Internet Thank you for attending this class! If you have questions, please see the instructor.


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