Module: After completing Intermediate Surfing, you will be able to use various search facilities on the web, manage your bookmarks, download files from the internet.
Objective: master the following web concepts and selected functions:
Estimated Completion Time 30 minutes
Summary: Using the BCN site explain the key concepts and functions.
Preparation before starting the class
Bring up the browser
ensure browser icon is on desktop
Go to bcn (bcn.boulder.co.us)
Make it the home page (edit/preferences/navigator check on startup go to home page, and click on use current page)
In all these exercises, have student manipulate keyboard and mouse, direct student. Have pointer ready to show parts of screen.
Print out a copy of this page for you to use as a reference
Concept of Keyword search
Examples of site search
Portal or "Internet" search
Refining a search
safe downloading -virus programs
Tell the student the test is to do all the things just gone over, review orally, as in "You're going to show you can change the size of window, scroll, shrink, etc." Ask if the student has any questions. Tell the student to practice for a couple of minutes.
Have the student go through all of the tasks above at your direction. use your hardcopy to checkoff all the tasks
Review any the student missed. Focus on
Performing the task correctly
Knowing the name of the task
knowing the purpose of the task if not evident