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Many educational institutions, libraries, community and senior centers use Learn the Net to help their students master this medium.
If you are an internet educator, we’ve developed a set of lesson plans for you. Each lesson plan includes a clear objective, links to the material covered, questions for discussion, and suggested classroom activities to deepen your students’ understanding of the material.
Feel free to print, distribute and modify them as you wish, provided that you adhere to our copyright guidelines.
- 1 The Development of the Internet and Its Future
- 2 Dissecting the Internet
- 3 Web Browsers: Software for Accessing the Web
- 4 Navigating the Web
- 5 Web Addresses
- 6 Creating a Web Page
- 7 Searching the Web
- 8 Online Information: Fact or Fiction?
- 9 How Email Works
- 10 Sending Email
- 11 Sending and Opening Attachments
- 12 Web-based Email
- 13 Blogs
- 14 Netiquette
This foundational lesson plan covers both the history of the internet and predictions for its future. Students will come to an understanding of why the Internet was created, how it has evolved and what lies ahead.
Teach your students about the underlying structure of the internet and discuss its role and uses in our lives. Students will learn about the different services available on the internet and how they’re used.
Help your students to understand what web browsers are, and the practical skills they need to effectively use them to navigate the web.
This lesson plan covers the architecture of the world wide web, as well as the structure of individual websites and pages – and how to navigate them.
Teach your students to understand domain names and web addresses so they can navigate easily to their favorite websites.
Help your students understand the basics of what is needed to create their own personal websites, including tricky subjects like copyright law.
With this lesson plan, you can teach your students to master the basics of searching online to find the specific information they need.
Teach your students how to put their critical thinking skills to work when reading online.
Go over the inner workings of how email works, and the basic structure of emails.
Teach the class all about email addresses, and how to send an email step-by-step.
This lesson plan covers all aspects of sending and opening email file attachments.
With this lesson plan, you can teach your students how to use web-based email such as Gmail or Yahoo, and what the difference is between web-based and client-based email.
Help your students understand the value of blogs, how to find blogs to read, and how they can start their own.
Teach your students proper behavior and etiquette when communicating online.
Teaching a beginner the basics of the internet can feel like an overwhelming task, but if you follow our plans, you can break down all that information into easy (and fun!) lessons.