Teaching Internet Basics: The Can-Do Guide, 1st Edition

  • Joel A. Nichols
  • Published By: Libraries Unlimited
  • ISBN-10: 1610697421
  • ISBN-13: 9781610697422
  • DDC: 004.67
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 180 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released January 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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According to Pew research published in 2013, two-thirds of public libraries report that technology training is important in their communities, and that 86.5 percent of public libraries offer classes on general Internet use. Despite the ubiquitous nature of the Internet and digital media, digital literacy instruction remains one of the major job duties of 21st-century librarians. In this book, author Joel Nichols helps you to close the digital divide and make a difference in increasing information and digital literacy for your patrons, offering tested content and methods that will make it easier for librarians to provide effective digital literacy instruction. With its discussion of key Internet safety and security topics for inexperienced Internet users, this hands-on, practical guide is what you need for approaching-and solving-these digital literacy instructional challenges. This manual serves librarians who are teaching computer and Internet basics to patrons with little or no experience by providing a packaged solution with ready-made training scripts and practical examples that teach basic digital literacy techniques. The guide also fills any gaps in your knowledge or experience and gets you up to speed with the latest digital information needs of users in order to form a solid foundation from which to provide instruction with the supplied curriculum.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Browsers and Getting Online.
2: Email.
3: Usernames and Logins.
4: Typing and Documents.
5: Introduction to Internet Search.
6: Online Shopping.
7: Dating Online.
8: Community: Lives Online.
9: Building and Sustaining Digital Literacy Instruction in Your Library.
Appendix A: Free Online Courseware for Computer Basics.
Appendix B: Bibliography and Additional Resources.
Appendix C: Sample Handouts.
Reproducible Glossary of Key Concepts.
About the Author.