Connecting Kids and the Internet: A Handbook for Librarians, Teachers, and Parents.
Compared with The Internet and Instruction: Activities and Ideas, this book is more detailed, technical and comprehensive when it comes to defining the Internet and how to make effective instructional use of it. Although the language is perhaps beyond the true novice, any librarian, teacher or parent with some knowledge of computers and the Internet will find the book helpful in sorting out the confusing array of new terms See suggestions for new terms. .
Unlike the other two books reviewed here, this book includes a brief history of the Internet and discusses the Internet addressing There are two kinds of addresses that are widely used on the Internet. One is a person's e-mail address, and the other is the address of a Web site, which is known as a URL. Following is an explanation of Internet e-mail addresses only. For more on URLs, see URL and Internet domain name. system, issues of acceptable use and child safety, and filtering software. An entire chapter is devoted to commercial online services and another to SLIP/PPP connections. Interspersed throughout the chapters on FTP FTP
in full file transfer protocol
Internet protocol that allows a computer to send files to or receive files from another computer. Like many Internet resources, FTP works by means of a client-server architecture; the user runs client software to connect to , Gopher, the World Wide Web and mailing lists An automated e-mail system on the Internet, which is maintained by subject matter. There are thousands of such lists that reach millions of individuals and businesses. New users generally subscribe by sending an e-mail with the word "subscribe" in it and subsequently receive all new the reader will find references to informational online resource sites.
The book also describes how students can become publishers on the Web. Teachers, parents and librarians can consider this a starting point Noun 1. starting point - earliest limiting point
terminus a quo
commencement, get-go, offset, outset, showtime, starting time, beginning, start, kickoff, first - the time at which something is supposed to begin; "they got an early start"; "she knew from the for understanding how online publishing works.