Internet and Effective Searches (History of the Internet (1990 (A…
Internet and Effective Searches
History of the Internet
In 1973, Robert Kahn and Vinton Cerf collaborate to develop a protocol for linking multiple networks together.
In 1982, the PhoneNet system is established and is connected to ARPANET and the first commercial network, Telenet.
In 1981, Metcalfe’s company 3Com announces Ethernet products for both computer workstations and personal computers; this allows for the establishment of local area networks (LANs).
In 1985, the first domain is registered: symbolics.com, a domain belonging to a computer manufacturer.
A watershed year for the internet comes in 1995: Microsoft launches Windows 95; Amazon, Yahoo and eBay all launch; Internet Explorer launches; and Java is created, allowing for animation on websites and creating a new flurry of internet activity
In 1996, Congress passes the Communications Decency Act in an effort to combat the growing amount of objectionable material on the internet
Google is founded in 1998
In 1999, the music and video piracy controversy intensifies with the launch of Napster. The first internet virus capable of copying and sending itself to a user’s address book is discovered in 1999.
2000 sees the rise and burst of the dotcom bubble
By 2001, most publicly traded dotcom companies are gone
This decade also sees the rise and proliferation of Wi-Fi — wireless internet communication — as well as mobile internet devices like smartphones and, in 2005, the first-ever internet cat video.
The idea of the internet was thought of in 1962
Plan for APRA internet and it became a reality in 1969
What is a web browser?
A web browser is a software application for accessing information on the World Wide Web. Each individual web page, image, and video is identified by a distinct Uniform Resource Locator, enabling browsers to retrieve these resources from a web server and display them on the user's device
What is a search Engine?
A program that searches for and identifies items in a database that correspond to keywords or characters specified by the user, used especially for finding particular sites on the World Wide Web.
Tips for Kids
Entering quality search terms is one thing but knowing what to click on is another.
Once you click on a link and land on a site, how do you know if it offers the information you need?
It sounds simple but students need to know that the quality of the search terms they put in the Google search box will determine the quality of their results.
So your students navigated the obstacles of searching and finding information on quality websites. They’ve found what they need! Hooray.
Students first need to take a moment to consider what information they’re actually looking for in their searches.
How to evaluate online information
Students and Teachers need to navigate
How to process, synthesize, evaluate, and present the information
How to determine what information is credible
How to back up research by combining multiple sources of information
What search results to click on and read through (while avoiding inappropriate sites!)
How to cite sources correctly
What search terms to put into Google or other search engines
Tips for efficient and effective searching
View the Cached Version of a Website
See What Pages Link to a Specific Website
Search Within Web Page Titles
Search Web Pages for Specific Words
Find Words Within a Web Address
Limit Searches to Specific, High-Level Domains
Use Google to Search Within a Site
Use Basic Math to Narrow Your Search Results
Use Quotes to Locate A Specific Phrase
Find Particular File Formats
Try Multiple Search Engines