The goal of this class is to work with students who have basic knowledge of computers (basic keyboard/mouse skills) and the like, to get them introduced to using the internet. It is intended that this class will be accessible to students who have not taken other classes in our curriculum
1. Welcome, Introductions, and Expectations (5-10 minutes)
Instructor: (Note: For some of the Tech Lab students, this is their first time touching a mouse/keyboard. You may have to first start out with explaining the functions of a mouse, i.e. left click, right click, double click, single click, etc.).
2. The Magic of the Internet and Definitions…. (10-15 minutes)
Instructor: Ask this question to the students to begin a dialogue and to get a feeling for what they are interested in learning. The internet is made up of computers talking (or communicating) with each other.
Instructor: Draw a visual of computers sending information from one computer to the next.
Instructor: Briefly(!) explain how a computer can connect to the internet- without going into too much detail. See below for key terms to cover.
3. Let’s Get Started…. (30-40 minutes)
Instructor: Walk each student through opening a browser (this is a time when you should walk around to each student to guide them- double click or single click instruction is important here).
Instructor: It is important for each student to work along with the instructor.
4. Now the fun part! Choose one or more of the following (based on student interest and time, or any other website that is applicable). (40-45 mins)
Note: We always run out of time, but if the students learn a little about the Internet and are more confident, then the class was a success.