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1.Learning the Terms Learning the TermsLearning the Terms 2.Accessing the Internet from a PC Accessing the Internet from a PCAccessing the Internet from a PC 3.How to Move Around the Internet How to Move Around the InternetHow to Move Around the Internet 4.Using the Internet Browser Using the Internet BrowserUsing the Internet Browser 5.(Hyper)Links (Hyper)Links 6.The Back and Forward Buttons The Back and Forward ButtonsThe Back and Forward Buttons 7.Web Sites Stored Web Sites StoredWeb Sites Stored 8.Opening A Web Site Opening A Web SiteOpening A Web Site 9.Searching the Internet Searching the InternetSearching the Internet 10.Using Images Using ImagesUsing Images The internet is an almost unlimited resource. This tutorial aims to show the basic skills needed to navigate the internet and use it for various tasks. Use the Index on the left or the Navigation Buttons on each page to move back and forward through the presentation Stop Next Internet: A Basic Guide
StopPreviousNextIndex The Internet is system of networks connecting millions of computers around the world. The World Wide Web is a program within the Internet used for research. And the World Wide Web is created using HTML language. HTML communicates with the Internet to allow you to see the World Wide Web in your computer. The Internet vs. the Word Wide Web Learning the Terms
StopPreviousNextIndex E-mail addresses are characterized by the @ symbol. For example a “yahoo mail” e-mail address may look like this: firstname.lastname@example.org. An e-mail address can only be used if you are in your e-mail program. An e-mail address goes in the To: box of an e-mail programme. A Web Site address is a location for the information you are looking for. It is characterized by the “www” at the beginning. For example the yahoo web site address is www.yahoo.com. A web site address can be inputted into the address area of your Internet Browserwww.yahoo.com A Web Site Address vs. An E-mail Address
StopPreviousNextIndex You can access the internet from the desktop of your computer: In this tutorial we will be using the Internet Explore (IE) web browser. However, IE shares basic tasks with Netscape Navigator, so these instructions will work with both Explorer and Netscape. Double-click on the Internet Explorer icon: or Click once on the icon on the location bar at the bottom of your screen: Accessing the Internet from a PC
StopPreviousNextIndex The World Wide Web or the Internet as most of us now call it, can sometimes look very complicated with all the buttons, icons, lines, multimedia and movement However, once you learn the basics of a web site you will be able to move around any web site you encounter. We are going to go to use the Age website as an example To get to this site you would start Internet Explorer and type in www.theage.com.au in the address bar www.theage.com.au How to Move Around the Internet
StopPreviousNextIndex This is a webpage as displayed by Internet Explorer. It is made up of four basic elements namely: text graphics background links How to Move Around the Internet (continued) Links, or hyperlinks to give them their proper name, are how we can "jump around" from places to place on the Internet
StopPreviousNextIndex The first line is the Tool Bar, just like in the Microsoft Word Tool Bar, includes all of the main functions available in the Browser. The second line includes the Back and Forward button. These buttons help you travel back and forth between web sites that you have visited The Stop button helps you stop any action currently being undertaken by the Browser you are using. (It also helps you stop any movement that is taking too long and you do not have time to wait for.) Using the Internet Browser or
StopPreviousNextIndex Using the Internet Browser (Continued) The second line also includes the Refresh button. This button allows you to reload the web site again without having to type in the address. For example, if the web site is not functioning correctly you would just click on the Refresh button and it will try to open it up for you again. The Home button allows you to go back to the home page of your computer. You can always change the home page that your computer opens up on. The Search button is rarely used but if you click on it you will be given an area to search for whatever you want. or
StopPreviousNextIndex Web site addresses usually start with the http://www - but nowadays you do not have to type in the http:// part. The Favorites button is for your bookmarks which, like a book, allows you to save your favorite web sites so that you can easily open them later. The Print button is used as a shortcut to print information from the Internet. And last but not least is your URL box or the Address box. This area is used to type in your Web Site addresses. or The History allows you to find past websites that you have visited. Using the Internet Browser (Continued)
StopPreviousNextIndex You are now ready to explore the world wide web. Continue to learn more about how to “surf” the internet by clicking on the Next button. Exploring the Internet
StopPreviousNextIndex Links allow you to move around the internet.You can open a new page and access pictures or documents by following links. To follow a link: 1.Move your mouse over the link. 2.The cursor should change from an arrow to a pointing hand. 3.Click once on the link and it will open a new page. Links are usually underlined and are often a different color (usually blue) (Hyper)Links
StopPreviousNextIndex The Back and Forward Buttons After you follow a link and open a new page you can return to the previous page by using your browser’s “back” button. The “back” button is located on the tool bar above the web site display. Next to the “back” button is the “forward” button. Together these buttons allow you to move through the history of web sites you have visited during the time your browser has been open.
StopPreviousNextIndex Web Sites Stored Visited web sites are stored in the browser’s “internet history.” There are several ways to access the “internet history: 1.Click small arrow next to the “back” button. A menu will pop down- Click on names of web sites to go to them. You can also access the entire “internet history” folder from this menu
StopPreviousNextIndex 2.Click the small arrow next to the “internet address” box. Another menu will pop down- Click one of the listed sites to open it. If you click one of the listed sites you can return to another site by using the “back” and “forward” buttons. Web Sites Stored (continued)
StopPreviousNextIndex Opening A Web Site If you know the web address (URL) of the site you want to access, there are several ways to open the site: 1. Enter the address into the address box: Here the web address entered is www.theage.com.au Press “enter” to access the site or click on the Go To button
StopPreviousNextIndex 2.Open the “File” menu on the top of the screen: a) Click on “Open”. b) A small dialogue box will appear c) Enter the address of the web site you would like to open and click on “OK”. Opening A Web Site (continued)
StopPreviousNextIndex If you have already visited a website, you may not need to enter the entire address into the address box. Often, as you type the address the browser will automatically display the entire address or URL. This is called the auto- complete feature. It will save you time and effort. Opening A Web Site (continued)
StopPreviousNextIndex Searching the Internet The best way to access a specific website is entering the URL address directly into the address box. However, it is often difficult to remember full long and complex web addresses. An easier way to find sites is by searching for them using a web-based search engine. Here we will use the Google search engine. 1. Enter www.google.com into your web address box:www.google.com 2. Push “Enter”.
StopPreviousNextIndex Google is the most used Search Engine on the web and it's main page will look something like this The Google Search Engine
StopPreviousNextIndex For example, to search for websites containing information about human rights in Palestine, enter “human rights Palestine”: These are called “keywords”. Click the “Google Search” button to display a list of sites containing the words “human rights Palestine”. The best way to use the search engine is by entering specific words into the search box. The Google Search Engine (continued)
StopPreviousNextIndex Google will display a list of pages containing those keywords Sites are ranked by how many times each word is repeated. The first sites are not always the best, it is recommended that you read the descriptions provided to get a better idea of what each site contains. There are often many diverse sites available.
StopPreviousNextIndex Some clues for managing searches: Most search engines show you how many websites it found for your keywords. Google displays it on the top right: At the bottom of the page you can access more search results by clicking on the number Or you can try another search within the results that you have already obtained The Google Search Engine (continued)
StopPreviousNextIndex Many search engines will allow a search for images as well as information. Image searches can be used to find photos, drawings, clip art, maps, or other non-text objects. To find an image in Google, click the “Images” tab on the main page: Searching for Images
StopPreviousNextIndex When you enter a search category in a Google image search, pages of selections are displayed: Click on an image to see it alone and to access it in full size Searching for Images (continued)
StopPreviousNextIndex Using Images When you find a picture you want, you can save it to the desktop by right-clicking the image and pressing “Save Picture As...” A “save” box will open. Select the location where you want to save the picture in “Save in” box and then click the “Save” button Now you can copy and paste the image onto documents.
Using Images You can also Copy and Paste the Picture if you do not want to save it to your desk top Right-click on the image and select the “Copy” option. Then go to the location that you wish to place the picture and “Paste” it StopPreviousIndex If you wish to use the picture as the background of your desktop then you can select the “Set as Background” option