Connecting Kids and the Web: A Handbook for Teaching Internet Use and Safety

Connecting Kids and the Web: A Handbook for Teaching Internet Use and Safety

by Allen C. Benson
     
 
Benson, director of library services at Washington & Jefferson College, presents resources that can be used to teach students Internet skills in this book/CD-ROM combining technical context with ideas for different age groups. He describes software and online learning activities as well as e-mail and Web page construction tools. Material for teaching teens covers

Overview

Benson, director of library services at Washington & Jefferson College, presents resources that can be used to teach students Internet skills in this book/CD-ROM combining technical context with ideas for different age groups. He describes software and online learning activities as well as e-mail and Web page construction tools. Material for teaching teens covers topics such as UNIX shell accounts and telnet. The CD-ROM contains 400 Web links in 12 categories. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Editorial Reviews

VOYA
This book is a fabulous resource for those who are novices with the Web. The author begins by defining and explaining the basics of the Internet and the World Wide Web in detail. Benson also gets into concepts such as the nuts and bolts of how searching works, Boolean operators, telnet, and ftp. He provides some great sites to explore and introduces helpful hints about how to teach students to use the Web. He has even included how to build a rudimentary Web page so that youth can learn to build their own. This resource is also good for those parents who are looking for a way to monitor what their children are doing online. A little parental Web education can make all the difference to those cyber-happy youth and might even open up a dialogue that bridges the age gap. That being said, there is nothing new in this book for those already in the know. Cybrarians looking for new ideas will find nothing of interest here. Nevertheless it is a wonderful tool for those starting out in the teaching or library fields. It can be a helpful resource for parents. For those who have been surfing the Web for more years than they like to admit, there is very little here to pique interest. 2003, Neal-Schuman, 355p. with CD.; Glossary. Index. Illus. Charts., pb. Ages adult professional.
—Lori Matthews
School Library Journal
Whether you are a savvy Internet navigator or taking your first steps, this book is replete with practical suggestions and quality Web sites. Along with strategies for safety, the book is packed with facts and resources for educators to use with parents, colleagues, and students. In clear, easy-to-understand language, Benson's directions and explanations cover every basic possibility that new and experienced Internet users might encounter and answers many questions they never thought to ask. The accompanying CD consolidates many of the links mentioned in the book. This "Link Farm" is a resource with almost 400 subject-arranged, recommended Web sites, as well as lesson plans, Web quests, free "software for kids," and some applications serving as software utilities. From the parts of an Internet address to the components of a Web page, from basic modem and cable connections to the complexities of telnet and UNIX shell accounts, Benson provides clear instructions on the variety of Internet uses. Much of the technical advice at first glance may overwhelm beginners; however, with some background and assistance, these chapters offer novices a vehicle with which to keep up with savvy colleagues and children. Avid users should keep this volume at the ready.-Phyllis M. Simon, Bay Shore School District, NY Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555704605
Publisher:
Neal-Schuman Publishers
Publication date:
05/28/2003
Series:
Neal-Schuman Netguide Series
Edition description:
BK&CD-ROM
Pages:
355
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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