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Introduction Using Web pages Exploring online museums Talk About It Your Turn Tech Tool in this presentation Web Pages Digital Sources of Information
works of art? faraway places? famous historic events? Do you want to know more about The next best thing to seeing things for yourself may be to experience them virtually, through your computer. Introduction
Web pages and online museums are valuable resources. No transportation or tickets are necessary! Introduction They can bring historic documents, rare photographs, and works of art right to your computer.
You might even have created one of your own. Web pages are what make up the World Wide Web. You probably use Web pages fairly often. Tech Tool: Web Pages
Content on the Web is presented on pages that you view in a Web browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Netscape, or Safari. Web pages can contain text, photos, and audio and video clips. They usually have links to other Web pages that help the user connect to related information. Tech Tool: Web Pages
School and university Web pages usually end with.edu. Most Web pages end with.com or.net. These extensions indicate business or personal pages. Every Web page has a URL, or specific address, that tells your computer how to locate that page. The extension, or last several letters, can often tell you what type of organization created the Web site. Tech Tip URLs URLs for nonprofit organizations, such as charities, usually end with.org.
Web pages are created for a variety of purposes such as information, entertainment, self-expression, and even persuasion. Tech Tool: Web Pages Online museums are a kind of Web page helpful for conducting research. As you will see, online museums mostly provide information, but they can be entertaining as well.
Maybe you have visited a traditional museum before. Museums collect and display items for people to look at, listen to, or touch for enjoyment and education. Exploring online museums There is probably a museum for almost every area of interest.
Some museums also offer online versions of their collections. More than just a Web page, an online museum includes exhibits and tours that help you explore the museum’s collection. Exploring online museums
The Smithsonian includes nineteen separate museums that together contain 142 million items. A great example of an online museum is the Web site of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Exploring online museums
The Smithsonian’s online museum has a main page that you can use several different ways. You can Exploring online museums search by keyword go to a specific museum related to your topic follow the links to specific exhibits SEARCH African Art Museum Air and Space Museum American History Museum Milestones of Flight
The Smithsonian also has a Web page designed just for students. You can look for information on this page by topic rather than by keyword. For example, if you are researching rocks, you would click the Science & Nature link. Exploring online museums
There are many types of resources on the Smithsonian Web site for almost any research topic imaginable. Exploring online museums audio recordings online activities historical accounts
Other online museums you might want to visit include Exploring online museums
1.What would you expect to see in a traditional museum exhibit about dinosaurs? Talk About It Discuss these questions with your classmates. 2.What would you expect to see in an online museum exhibit about dinosaurs? How would a virtual visit differ from an actual visit to a museum? 3.Are there ways in which an online museum might be more useful for research than visiting a physical museum? Why do you think so?
Your Turn 1.What is the purpose of the Web page? 2.What types of media are used on this Web page? 3.Where on this page would you go to find more information about the Humboldt penguin? Where would you find links to information about other animals? 4.Where on this page would you find information on becoming a member of the Woodland Park Zoo? Look at the Woodland Park Zoo’s Humboldt Penguin Web page on the next slide and complete the following:
1.The purpose of this Web page is: 2.Types of media used on this Web page include: 3. To find more information on the Humboldt penguin I would go to: To find links to information about other animals I would: 4.I would find information on becoming a member of the Woodland Park Zoo by: Your Turn
1.The purpose of this Web page is to inform readers about the Humboldt penguin. 2.Types of media used on the Web page include text and images. There is also a hyperlink to a video clip. 3.To find more information on the Humboldt penguin I would go to the “Adopt Me” page. To find links to information about other animals I would click on the “Animal Facts” and “Endangered Species” links. 4. I would find information on becoming a member of the Woodland Park Zoo by clicking on the “Join Us!” link. Your Turn: Possible Responses