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Quick and Easy Internet Activities

Example Web Site and/or Technical Equipment Required

Website: http://www.otan.us/images/publicarchive/forteachers/QuickandEasyInternetAct.pdf

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Booklet of Internet Activities / PDF File

Activity Description

Use this booklet over the course of a term/semester with beginning-intermediate internet/computer users. Topics include Finding Information on the Internet, Weekend Plans/Movies, Following an Internet Path, Fair Housing, Legal Assistance, Library, Vacations/Travel, Weather, Food Ads, and Comparison Shopping with both internet search activities and class surveys/interviews.

Preparation

Match up activities in the booklet with your class topics and objectives.

How-To

Print and photocopy the booklet for students. Demonstrate the activities and model how to use the internet (for beginning computer users). Allow students time to use the internet to complete the activities. Check students' answers individually as they complete them or as a whole class after students check/compare answers with classmates.

Teacher Tips

You may choose to print and use only select activities that are suitable to your course content. Before having students do an internet search activity, make sure the sites are working and are not blocked at your school. The layout/appearance of some sites may be different from the screenshot images in the booklet. Some of the Web sites listed are specific to the Northern California / Sacramento area. You may choose to omit them or substitute the URLs of Web sites specific to the area where you teach.

Documents

Levels

  • Beginning High
  • Intermediate Low
  • Intermediate High

Standards

Basic Communication

  • (0.1) Communicate in interpersonal interactions
  • (0.2) Communicate regarding personal information

Basic Communication

  • (1.4) Understand methods and procedures to obtain housing and related services
  • (1.3) Understand methods and procedures used to purchase goods and services
  • (1.2) Use information to identify and purchase goods and services
  • (1.1) Use measurement and money

Basic Communication

  • (2.3) Understand concepts of time and weather
  • (2.2) Understand how to locate and use different types of transportation and interpret travel related information
  • (2.5) Use community agencies and services

Basic Communication

  • (6.1) Compute using whole numbers
  • (6.0) Demonstrate pre-computation skills

Basic Communication

  • (7.3) Demonstrate ability to use problem-solving skills
  • (7.7) Demonstrate the ability to use information and communication technology
  • (7.1) Identify or demonstrate effective skills and practices in accomplishing goals
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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN200091-A2 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.