Timing and resources
Time: 2 weeks
Syllabus: pages 18–25 Section 8.2
Software/course specifications: pages 14–15
Texts: Heinemann IPT Prelim—G. K. Powers (chapter 11)
P1.1Describes the nature of information processes and information technology
P5.1Selects and ethically uses computer based and non-computer based resources and tools to process information
P6.1Analyses and describes an identified need
P6.2Generates ideas, considers alternatives and develops solutions for a defined need
Students learn to:
(a)Define the Internet and describe its historical development.
(b)Describe the tools needed to make a connection to the Internet—computer, modem, phone line, ISP, protocols, TCP/IP.
(c)Explain the difference between the Internet and the World Wide Web.
(d)Describe and use the Web—Web site, Web site, hyperlinks.
(e)Describe and access newsgroups—Usenet, rules regarding appropriate behaviour.
(f)Chat on the Internet—IRC, chat rooms, rules regarding appropriate behaviour.
(g)Download files—data compression, WinZip, Stuffit.
(a)Access the Web using a Web browser—bookmarks, favourites.
(b)Describe and use the basic tools and techniques of the Web browser—back, forward, refresh, home, stop, print.
(c)Interpret and use Internet addresses:
IP address: four 8-bit segments, eight 16-bit segments.
domain name: www, name of specific computer, organisational domain, geographical domain.
uniform resource locator (URL): protocol, domain name, file path.
(d)Find information using a search engine—keyword, combining keywords.
(a)Explain the advantages of electronic mail over other methods of sending messages.
(b)Interpret and use email addresses—username, domain name.
(c)Send and receive email messages -Email address, subject, carbon copy, blind carbon copy, main body.
(d)Use features of email—reply to received mail, address book, mailing list, quoting, forwarding, signature.
(e)Send and receive attachments.
(f)Create email using informal rules regarding readability, clarity and netiquette.
(a)Explain the advantages in Web publishing.
(b)Create a Web page by planning, designing, implementing, publishing, testing and evaluating.
(c)Plan a Web page using appropriate conventions—less than one A4 page, main elements on the first screen, quick to load, consistent navigation and style.
(d)Design Web page using six design elements—text, colour, graphics, multimedia, navigation and layout.
(e)Implement the Web page design and save in HTML format.
(f)Publish the Web page—advertise the Web page using a search engine, newsgroup.
(g)Test and evaluate the Web page—validation services.
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