Schools on the Net

Presentation by Greg Newby
April 24, 1996

Today's Workshop Schedule

About the Internet
Using the Web
Taking it home
Further resources

Background on the Internet

Using the Internet

WWW explorations with Netscape

Getting on the Internet

What to do there?

Is this for everyone? Yes.

Issues and concerns

Things to try now

Want to see what other K-12 schools are doing with the Internet? Check here:

Prairienet ( , a community computing system with over 400 content areas. Decatur will soon have its own system via Millikin University.

College and Universities are using the Internet for many courses. A good listing of these is at the University of Texas as Austin: The World Lecture Hall at

Internet searching: There are about a dozen popular searching locations on the Internet. Some favorites are:

Getting connected: Mecklermedia (a publisher) maintains, a listing of Internet service providers for every area code.

RFC 1578, an Internet "Request for Comments," is a listing of frequently asked questions and answers for K-12 connectivity.

This presentation was given to Macon County and area school superintendents and administrators on April 24, 1996.

The workshop was presented by Dr. Gregory B. Newby, on the faculty of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.