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February 11, 2012 5:13 PM Subscribe
How would you teach a two hour Advanced Internet class for a public library?
posted by mearls to Education (11 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Students are expected to have taken Basic Internet but I expect the class to vary greatly in their comfort levels with computers.
Hopefully some of them will bring their own laptops or flash drives.
I'll suggest using Chrome or Firefox for security reason and show them where to download the portable versions as well as how to set up the browser with extensions and use of the bookmark bar. We'll talk about how to change their privacy settings in Facebook and how to upload pictures. How to search the library catalog and use the databases. How to use operators in Google searches and the existence of Google Scholar and Books.
I would be grateful to get more ideas as well as some sense of priority.
Also, what sites would you recommend to get an "Oh Wow!" What would you want on the "handy reference card."