CGS 1555 — Introduction to the Internet

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Resources  (examples and links)

Web page: noun.  A single, usually hypertext document on the World Wide Web that can incorporate text, graphics, sounds, etc.

Website: noun.  A connected group of pages on the World Wide Web regarded as a single entity, usually maintained by one person or organization, and devoted to a single topic or several closely related topics.

The Internet noun.  A global system of interconnected computer networks, that supports many services including the world-wide web, e-mail, instant messaging, file transfer, etc.

 

CGS-1555 Syllabus

Summer 2017

Course policies
Time & Place: Ref No. 97273: Orientation period: 5/15/2017–5/24/2017  (No on-campus meetings or fixed meeting times for this course.)

Why is orientation required?  (From HCC Absence Study)

For this course, you are required to log into MyHCC and complete the orientation activities before the end of the orientation period.

Instructor: Name:  Wayne Pollock
E-mail:  Internet: (Only use if MyHCC email is unavailable)
Office & Phone:  DTEC–404, 253–7213
View my Office Hours.
Skype ID:  wpollock@hccfl.edu     Click for IM:
Homepage URL:  https://wpollock.com/
   
Text: Gary P. Schneider & Jessica Evans, The Internet Tenth (Comprehensive) Edition, ©2018 Course Technology, Cengage Learning.  ISBN-13: 978-1-337-28390-8,  ISBN-10: 1-337-28390-8.  You must have this exact book for this course.

HCC bookstore on-line

Note!  If you order your book online, you should pay for overnight or second day shipping, not standard shipping which could take more than a week; you shouldn't wait that long!

Description: (This is a 3 credit-hour course.)  “An introductory course designed to teach the basics of navigating the Internet and the World Wide Web (WWW or simply the Web).  Students participate in online and offline activities such as accessing the Internet, sending electronic mail, browsing newsgroups, and completing research activities.  Also discussed is Internetequette: acceptable behaviors and standards of conduct.”

This course is an on-line, distance learning course.  There are no required face-to-face meetings.

This course uses the MyHCC (Canvas) online learning management system.  Students are expected to use this system for course information, email, discussion groups, receiving and submitting assignments, taking tests, retrieving grades, and using other class resources.  If you need help using the system, see the MyHCC resources below.  (Your password is your NetID password; see “Facilities” below for details.)

Students not completing the mandatory distance learning orientation activities will be withdrawn from the course as a “No Show”, unless prior arrangements are made with the instructor.

Objectives: “Upon completion of the course the student should be able to:
  1. describe the Internet, and navigate the World Wide Web using web browsers
  2. use email professionally and safely, and describe email issues such as spam and privacy
  3. find and evaluate information and other on-line resources
  4. understand Internet and wireless networking security, and use the Internet safely
  5. create HTML (hypertext markup language) documents
  6. understand and use various Internet protocols and tools
  7. understand and use various Internet communication tools, including mailing lists, RSS feeds, podcasts, instant messenger, on-line chat, and newsgroups
  8. understand and use social networking tools
  9. describe guidelines for conduct on the Internet”
Prerequisite: CGS 1000 or permission of the instructor.  Students enrolled in a degree or college credit certificate program must complete all prerequisites.  Note!  HCC registration computers may not check for prerequisites before allowing you to enroll.  Be certain you have all required prerequisites or you won't have much of a chance of success.  Also you may be dropped from the class.
Facilities: All assignments can be performed on any computer that connects to the Internet.  These include classroom computers and any HCC open computer lab (on Dale Mabry, room Tech-462), campus library, public library, and anywhere else with Internet access.  Required software is Microsoft's Internet Explorer, or some other web browser compatible with MyHCC.  (Your browser must support JavaScript, images, and cookies.  Use the “Test your browser” button to verify.)  Any other software needed will be made available.

The college is using a on-line course system, “MyHCC”, hosted at hcc.instructure.com (Canvas).  You can find tutorials for using the system from the “Help” link on the login page, using the Chat feature with the Help page, or by phoning 844-408-6462 (toll free).  Some additional MyHCC help links are available in the class resources.

Most college systems (including MyHCC) use a single sign-on user ID, known as HCC “NetID”.  Visit netid.hccfl.edu to register and to update your credentials.  (Your initial password is your uppercase first name initial, lowercase last name initial, and your seven digit student ID number.)  You will need to register your HCC username, password, and security question(s) before you can use HCC online systems.

The quickest way to resolve login issues is the HCC Live Web Portal (hcclive.hccfl.edu).  Note that enrollment in our MyHCC course is updated automatically, twice a day.

Student web sites for this class may be found at

http://ftp1.dtecdata.us/YourAssignedAccountName/

(Your account name will be assigned once you complete the Web Site Concept project.)  Student web sites can be viewed using the class index at:

Students may need USB flash drives to save projects backup copies or to submit them from an HCC campus location.

You can use HawkNet (WebAdvisor) or Florida Virtual Campus to obtain your final grade for the course.  You must use your assigned Hawkmail (Hawkmail365) email address or MyHCC Mail if you wish to discuss your grades via email.  (Note, it may be possible to setup your Hawkmail account to forward all received emails to some outside email account; but you still must send mail from Hawkmail to discuss grades.)

The college provides wireless network connections for students and guests on Dale Mabry campus.  For students, select the network “HCC_Wireless” from the list of available networks.  Follow the on-screen steps by entering your HCC email address and network password.  For HCC guests: Select “HCC_Guest” from available networks.  Follow the on-screen steps to complete registration.  This network will be available between 7:00 AM and 10:00 PM.  These are the only official HCC networks; don't use others that may appear.

Hawk Alert text messaging service allows you to receive important information regarding campus closures or emergencies.  You may also sign up for financial aid notifications and registration and payment deadlines.  This is a free service, although some fees may be applied by your cellular service provider or plan for text messages.  To sign up, or for more information, visit www.hccfl.edu/hawkalert/.

HCC's Student Assistance Program (SAP) offers resources tailored to student life, providing you with the right tools to help you through some of life's toughest challenges.  The college has contracted Baycare Health Management to provide free, professional, confidential counseling by telephone and in person.  A wide range of topics may be addressed through this program, including mental health counseling, budgeting, and financial concerns.  Please call 800-878-5470 or send email to baycaresap@baycare.org for further information.

HCC DM Open Lab

Computers are located in the computer science department open lab in DTEC–462.  Lab hours are:

Dale Mabry campus open lab hours
Monday – Thursday8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Grading:
Grading Policy
7 projects: 155 points total
10 open-book multiple choice exams (1 per chapter)     25 points each (250 total points)
optional comprehensive final exam
(open-book multiple choice exam)    
replaces lowest exam score
optional extra-credit project     15 points

Grading scale:  A=364-420,   B=324-363,   C=283-324,   D=263-282,   F=0-262
(You can elect to “audit” the class during the add/drop period.)

The “My Grades” tool considers any ungraded work to be a zero.  This means that until everything is graded, the tool shows you have an “F” in our course, even if you've done well on the taken exams and graded projects!

To see how you're doing in our class, you must add up all the points you've earned on graded projects and exams taken, and divide that by the total points you could have earned on those projects and exams.  For example, suppose you've taken the first three tests and have received grades for the first three projects, and have earned a total of 110 points for that.  Then your estimated grade is 110/(25+25+25+10+20+20), or 88%.

Policies:
  • The on-line orientation activities are required.  If you don't complete them by the end of the orientation period, you will be withdrawn from the class.
  • The practice discussion board posting, practice project, and the practice quiz (the orientation activities) must be completed to show class participation.  These are required to remain in the course.  However, these activities do not count toward your final grade.
  • No make-up quizzes or exams will be offered without the prior approval of the instructor.  Quiz and exam due dates appear in the course weekly schedule.
  • Due to limitations of the on-line testing system, to enable a make-up exam for one student may require extending the cut-off date for that exam, for all students.  In such cases, the test will appear open from the MyHCC Exams tool, but may require a password (provided by the instructor) to take the exam after the original cut-off date.  Whether or not the test appears open after the cut-off date, only students who have been given permission to take the exam late will have it counted for credit.  (Students are advised to use the weekly schedule in this syllabus to determine exam cut-off dates, and not rely on the dates shown in the Exams tool.)
  • Exams (one per chapter) will be 25 question open book multiple choice exams.  While exams are non-cumulative, each does build upon knowledge acquired earlier.  Exams are based upon assigned readings and from other on-line resources.  All exams are taken using the “MyHCC” system.  The tests have a time limit, but you should have plenty of time to complete all exams.  Note that once you begin a test, the timer starts and cannot be paused.  (Even if you sign out of MyHCC, the timer keeps running.)  You are allowed only one attempt per test (except for the practice test, which doesn't count).
  • These exams should be taken only after completing the readings, by their due dates.
  • The optional final exam is longer and cumulative for all chapters listed on the schedule.  You don't have to take it; if you do, it will replace your lowest test score.  Taking this test cannot hurt your grade, it can only help.
  • If you don't have access to the Internet from off campus, you can go to the open computer lab anytime they are open to take exams or submit assignments.  Be sure you should leave yourself sufficient time to complete exams.  (So don't show up at 9:50 PM when the lab closes at 10:00 PM!)
  • All tests are open book exams.  (We aren't trying to test your memory here!)  However it is considered cheating to get help from another person or by searching the Internet while taking tests.
  • While the publishers do a good job, they aren't perfect and you will see occasionally a “bad” question on a test.  Such questions might be vague, ambiguous, impossible to understand, missing graphics, for the wrong chapter, or just plain wrong.  Also the order of answers and questions is randomized for each student, so you might see a question with an “Either A or B”, or a “None of the above” choice, where that choice is not last!

    When you get a bad question, review your exam carefully to make sure it really is a bad question.  Then send me an email stating which test, which question, and why you think it is bad.  If I agree, I will adjust your score and fix the question.

  • All phones, pagers, and beepers must be turned off during class time, except with prior permission of the instructor.  No food or drink is permitted in HCC classrooms.
  • No work created before the start of the current term will be accepted for credit.
  • You must login into the MyHCC server and visit (open) our course at least twice a week to verify your continued enrollment in this class.  Students receiving federal financial aid may have to return some or all funds if they fail to follow this policy!
  • Students are expected to check the class website regularly.  Any syllabus changes or project updates are posted to the website.  You are expected to read all postings made on the MyHCC class discussion boards, and all course announcements. 
  • The class discussion board is a place to post questions or comments relating to our course.  Please keep the postings related to our course, the Internet, and current events that relate to the subject matter of our course.  Any student can post here, or reply to a question or any other post.  The more postings, the better the course is!  But please, don't post off-topic material, or personal questions such as questions about your grades.  Also while you can post questions about projects, don't post answers to questions from tests, or even your answers to some project; send such questions as email to your instructor instead.  Finally, follow “Netiquette” guidelines when posting.  (“On the Internet, nobody can hear you being subtle.” — Linus Torvalds)
  • A student shall not, without my express authorization, make or receive any recording, including but not limited to audio and video recordings, of any class, cocurricular meeting, organizational meeting, or meeting with me.  Further you do not have my permission to post on the web or otherwise distribute my class lectures and other course materials.  (You can distribute freely any materials I make publicly available from the HCC (or the wpollock.com) website, without asking permission, provided you give me credit for the work and don't alter it.  Any other use will require expressly given permission.)
  • Working together on individual assignments is considered as cheating!  Turning in someone else's work without giving them credit is also considered cheating (plagiarism).  Cheating will result in an automatic F (zero) for the project for all parties.  It is okay to ask a fellow student for help in understanding the text or material given to the class (e.g., using MyHCC or understanding sample web pages on the class website).
  • Because you can learn a lot from your peers, both in the class and in the broader community, I encourage collaboration with both.  However, do not mistake this as a license to cheat.  It is one thing to learn from and with your peers; it is another to pass their work off as your own.  With respect to your projects for this class:
    • You are expected to document any collaboration that takes place.
    • Absolutely no electronic transfer (or other copying) of web pages between students is permitted.
    • Any HTML that you “find” on the Internet and use in your own projects must be cited, with an active link to that site.
    • While you are encouraged to engage in conversations in online forums, under no circumstances are you permitted to solicit other individuals to complete your work for you.  (So, no posting assignments or and asking for answers.)
    • Ultimately, YOU are responsible for all aspects of your submissions.  Failure to be able to explain and defend your submission will be treated as a violation of academic integrity.
  • You must abide by the HCC Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) for computers and services.  In particular, you must not run network scanners, or attempt to obtain administrator (“root”) privileges or otherwise disrupt HCC computers and services.
  • You must follow the academic honesty policy for HCC.  A second cheating offence will result in an “F” for the course, and your name will be turned over to the Dean for further handling.  I take these matters very seriously.  You have been warned!
  • MyHCC is not always available, especially on the weekends.  You must allow for this and submit your work well before the deadlines.  Some resources and links may not be working properly.  When problems are noted, please contact your instructor as soon as possible during office hours or with email so such problems can be quickly addressed.  Should any such problems arise that prevent project, quiz, or exam completion by the due dates posted, extra time will be granted or grades adjusted as deemed appropriate by your instructor.
  • Communications Policy:  I will respond to your emails within 48 hours or two business days.  Please send email only using MyHCC email.  HCC policy is that grades can only be discussed in person or via email only if you use your assigned HCC HawkNet or MyHCC email account.
  • If you are having difficulty with some project, please feel free to ask me about it (well before the due date).  You can send emails of questions and/or your work-in-progress, to receive feedback and suggestions.  Or you can stop by my posted office hours without any appointment.

    If you have any questions on any part of the assigned reading (from the text or from on-line resources), please feel free to ask me via on-line chat, instant messenger, email, phone calls, or office hour visits.  However the preferred way to get this sort of help is by posting your questions on the class discussion board.  This discussion board should be used the way you might raise your hand to ask a question in a traditional class.

  • No appointment is necessary to see me during my scheduled, on-campus office hours.  You can just “walk-in”.  You can make appointments for other times as long as I'm available.
  • Occasionally my office hours will be canceled on short (or no) notice, for example if the dean calls me for a meeting.  Before driving out to campus just for my office hours, you can contact me the day before to make sure I still plan to be there.
  • Late Policies:  Late assignments (projects or exams) generally will not be accepted.  An assignment is late if not turned in by the due date and time shown in the course weekly schedule (and also in the “drop-boxes”).  Don't wait until the last minute to submit an assignment or project; if a problem arises you may miss the due date.

    Late assignments will be accepted late only if you obtain the instructor's permission prior to the due date of the assignment, or for a documented serious medical reason.  All late assignments are subject to a late penalty of at least one letter grade (10%) regardless of the reason for the delay.

    Projects and quizzes later than one week will receive a more severe late penalty; very late assignments without adequate excuses will receive a grade of F (0).  However if you have a very good reason your instructor may waive any or all of the late penalty.  (Examples of good reasons include extended illness that prevents working, being out of town for work, or military service.  Remember documentation will be required.)

  • The dangers of the flu or another contagious disease require some changes to normal policies.  HCC implements the recommendations for institutions of higher learning of the CDC.  (See www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/guidance/ and www.flu.gov/ for guidance from the CDC.)  You won't need documentation if you miss class due to the flu.  (But if you think you have the flu, you should see a doctor as soon as you can.)  In the unlikely event of a school closure due to the flu, some plan to make up the missed work will be made.

    If you think you have the flu, stay home.  Do not come to HCC until 48 hours after your fever has broken as you are still infectious.  Also, people are infectious to others for a day or so before they have any symptoms.  Flu is spread by touching doorknobs, computer keyboards, railings on stairs, etc., that were touched by someone with the flu.  Avoid shaking hands; use the “fist shake” (touching of fists) if you must use a physical greeting.  The most effective way to avoid catching the flu is to wash your hands frequently, especially after touching something that was touched by others.  Avoid unnecessary touching of eyes, nose and mouth.  While not as good as properly washing hands, hand sanitizers have been installed throughout the campus; use them often.

Projects: Links to the project assignments can be found in MyHCC Project Descriptions page, and must be submitted using the correct drop-box in the MyHCC “Submit Projects” tool.  (One exception is your web page project, which also must be uploaded directly to the HCC DM student web server.  Further details are given in that project's description.)  Different projects are worth different amounts of credit, depending on the difficulty.  The number of point for each project is shown in the “Submit Projects” tool.  You will have sufficient time to complete the projects.  Credit, due dates, and project directions are all given in the individual project descriptions on-line in MyHCC.

Feedback comments are sometimes given by your instructor in addition to a grade.  You should always check for a comment from your instructor if your grade is not what you expect.

Projects are not graded when turned in.  They are graded all at once, sometime after the project deadline has passed (usually the following weekend).  Every effort will be make to grade projects within a week of the due date, or as soon thereafter as possible.

Once submitted, you can't make changes to your project.  You will see the project status as “submitted”, until I grade it or return it.  (I will return, or “unsubmit”, a project, either on request (if the deadline hasn't passed) or if I can see a serious problem that would result in a near-zero grade.  You should read the feedback comment to see why it was returned.)

Academic Calendar
HCC Academic Calendar:
Classes Begin: Monday  5/15/2017 
Add-Drop Ends: Friday   5/19/2017
Orientation period Ends: Wednesday   5/24/2017
Last Day to Withdraw:  Wednesday  7/5/2017
Classes End: Monday  8/8/2017 
Grades Available:  Friday  8/11/2017   (from Florida Virtual Campus or from HawkNet)
HCC is closed on: Monday  5/29/2017 (Memorial Day),
Tuesday  7/4/2017 (Independence Day)

Requests For Accommodations

If, to participate in this course, you require an accommodation due to a physical disability or learning impairment, you must contact the Office of Services to Students with Disabilities, Dale Mabry campus: Student Services Building (DSTU) Room 102, voice phone: (813) 259–6035,  FAX: (813) 253–7336.

HCC has a religious observance policy that accommodates the religious observance, practices, and beliefs of students.  Should students need to miss class or postpone examinations and assignments due to religious observances, they must notify their instructor at least one week prior to a religious observance.

 

Quotes on learning
Quotes:         Tell me and I'll listen.
Show me and I'll understand.
Involve me and I'll learn.
    — Lakota Indian saying
        Learning is not a spectator sport!     — Chickering & Gamson

Course Schedule for CGS-1555

Course schedule
Due Dates Topics Readings
to complete
Chapter Quizzes and
Projects to complete
Mon 5/15 Start of orientation period:
Login and use MyHCC.  Set email, security question on NetID.  Start work on practice project
Syllabus,
MyHCC resource links
Explore MyHCC, class web site, and class resources
Wed 5/24 End of Orientation period.  Complete practice use of MyHCC MyHCC tutorials Practice project
Practice quiz
Discussion board posting
Explore MyHCC and class web site
Mon 5/29 Memorial Day  —  HCC Closed    
Sat–Mon
9/3–9/5
Labor Day  —  HCC Closed    
Mon 6/5 Basic Internet Concepts: Networks, LANs and WANs, internets and the Internet, TCP/IP, and the WWW (World Wide Web) Appendix A,
The Internet Revealed (YouTube video)
Appendix A Quiz
Mon 5/30 Memorial Day  —  HCC Closed    
Sat 6/10 WWW, hypertext (HTML) and web browsers, URLs Tutorial 1 Tutorial 1 Quiz
ISP Search Project
Wed 6/14 Understanding and using email and related services Tutorial 2 Tutorial 2 Quiz
Tue 9/27 Faculty In-Service (“All-College”) Day  —  HCC Closed    
Mon 6/19 Using search engines effectively, evaluating results Tutorial 3 Tutorial 3 Quiz
Mon 2/20 Presidents' Day  —  HCC Closed  Except for Dale Mabry campus    
Mon 6/26 Using libraries and other information sources, understanding copyright issues, multimedia, and types of software and resources (including graphics, audio, and video) Tutorial 4 Tutorial 4 Quiz
Search Engines Project
Mon 7/3 Additional web resources and user-generated content: including RSS, blogs, and social networking Tutorial 5 Tutorial 5 Quiz
Tue 7/4 Independence Day  —  HCC Closed    
Mon 7/10 Creating web (HTML) pages, adding graphics and links, using JavaScript (See on-line resources for additional information) Tutorial 8,
on-line resources
Tutorial 8 (!) Quiz
Using Resources Project
Sat 7/15 Creating HTML to display images, downloading and saving files, using Zip to compress/decompress files   Work on Images project
Mon–Sun
3/13–3/19
Mid-term Break  —  HCC Closed    
Sat 7/15 Using zip, FTP, uploading files Using FTP (online PowerPoint resource) Work on Images project
Wed 7/19 HTML basics Online, interactive HTML tutorial from w3schools.com Images Project
Fri 11/11 Veterans' Day  —  HCC Closed    
Sat 7/22 Internet security, including protecting your on-line privacy and reputation Tutorial 6 Tutorial 6 Quiz
Web Page Concept Project
Fri – Sun
4/14–4/16
Spring Day  —  HCC Closed    
Sat 7/29 Wireless networking and security Tutorial 7,
Online Safety
Tutorial 7 Quiz
Scavenger Hunt Project
Mon 7/31 Tips for online safety — short online presentation from Microsoft Online Safety work on Website project
Thu–Sun 11/24–11/27 Thanksgiving Holiday  —  HCC Closed    
Sat 8/5 Understanding e-commerce, data Tutorials 9, 10 Tutorial 9 Quiz
Website/FTP Project
Tue 8/8 Last day to submit any assignments or exams for credit   Optional Final Quiz
Extra-credit Project

 

Additional course resources
Resources
MyHCC login page MyHCC home (Select “Canvas”)  See also these Canvas quick tips (PDF)     Distance Learning Home Has several useful MyHCC learning links, including Canvas student orientation and a Canvas student guide
HCC Live Online Support Center Get help on may topics, including MyHCC access information     Canvas Overview Video MyHCC tutorial video  (See also this additional Canvas studentguide)
Canvas guides 1 One set of Canvas LMS guides for students, faculty, etc.     Canvas guides 2 Another set of Canvas guides
How to submit assignments MyHCC tutorial video     How to take a Test MyHCC tutorial video
How to Check Your Grades MyHCC tutorial video     How to Create a Discussion Board Post MyHCC tutorial video
HCC Live Support and help desk     Additional Blackboard.com student resources Various tutorials  (See also the HCC distance learning student resouces)
Windows Tutorial A work-in-progress; part 1 shows using the GUI and and file and folder concepts; part 2 shows using the command line     Faculty Expectations for Distance Learning Students Resources to help students succeed with DL courses
HCC HawkNet (also known as WebAdvisor)  Find your student ID, change your password, and view your course grades        
HCC Library resources Resources for distance learning students     HCC Distance Learning Home Additional resources for distance learning students
HCC's bookstore Locate, browse, or purchase textbooks        
Wayne Pollock's Website Home page of Prof. Wayne Pollock     Yahoo Messenger Get Yahoo Messenger software and more
CGS-1555 Student website index A page of links to student web sites on ftp1.dtecdata.us     Using FTP A PowerPoint presentation on how to upload your web site using FTP;  You can obtain WinSCP, a good and free FTP client from WinSCP.net  (or you can use any other FTP tool you wish, such as FileZilla)
Netiquette Guidelines Official rules for proper etiquette on the Internet  (See also Student Online Protocols)     FAQs The Internet FAQ Archives
www.Google.com Google Internet search engine     groups.google.com Usenet / Netnews on-line discussion groups (“newsgroups”)
How to Evaluate the Credibility of a Source Good advice on evaluating on-line resources (with summary cheat sheet PDF)  See also Checking the credibility of a publisher     Specialized Search Engines and Directories Links to useful search engines, organized by type of query  (See also the Webquest list of the most useful search engines and directories)
The Internet Revealed A short (about 5 minutes) YouTube video explaining the Internet     Internet undersea cable map Shows the cables that carry Internet traffic around the world  (See also this 2005 map of about 30% of the Internet on Wikipedia)
15 Google Searching tips Advanced searching tips for Google  (See also Inside Google Search, and Google's complete list of search tips and tricks)     Copyright Basics video (.wmv) A short and informative video on copyrights, from the Copyright Clearance Center  (View the video in Quicktime format instead)
Spot Fake Reviews
TheWireCutter.com
A good short tutorial on not getting fooled  (See also the article at WikiHow.com)     FakeSpot.com Analyzes reviews to see if any are fake
Basic.htm A simple, basic HTML page        
Basic2.htm A basic HTML page with some color     BasicCSS.htm A basic HTML page with some color, using the modern method of style sheets
Clickable Links An explanation of clickable links, or “Hyperlinks”     WinZip Download evaluation (free) version of WinZip  (Or you can use 7zip, which is completely free but slightly harder to use)
Zip Tutorial A brief tutorial from Microsoft on creating and using zip archives     Windows 8 Zip & Unzip How-To A (very short) tutorial from Microsoft on using Zip on Windows 8  (See also this video tutorial from Microsoft on using Zip folders for Windows 7)
BasicImg.htm A demo of HTML documents with images     WikiMedia Commons A collection of free images and other media you can download and use  (See also shorpy.com for a nice collection of vintage photographs)
Newsgrounds.com Some publicly downloadable Flash-based movies and games, and other media     Flickr.com A collection of free photos you can use.  (See also ImageCodr.org for a useful way to check the license and generate the HTML needed to include a Flickr.com image)
Clock A basic HTML page with a JavaScript clock button     The JavaScript Source A collection of free, ready to use JavaScripts
ClockApplet An HTML page with a Java clock applet     JavaScriptKit.com/java A collection of free Java Applets (see also JavaFile.com, and other websites)
BasicVideo.htm An HTML page showing how to embed videos in a web page (remember to “view source” to see the HTML tags used)     Giphy.com A search engine for animated GIFs
W3Schools.com A collection of tutorials on HTML and related technologies     List of tags Official HTML 4.01 list of tags
W3Schools.com - URL encoding A reference for URL (or percent) encoding     w3.org The home of the World wide web consortium (formally w3c.org)
About ping The real story of the ping utility     CSS 1.0 Quick Reference Cascading Style Sheets 1.0 PDF Guide
Internet Mapping Project View maps of the parts of the Internet, at interesting times  (lumeta.com)     Troubleshooting Web Pages How to work around some common web page issues with FTP, character encoding, and fonts
Online safety (avoiding rogue software) One of many short but useful videos on online safety, from www.microsoft.com/protect     OnGuardOnline.gov Basic online safety information from the FCC  (See also the student's guide to staying safe online)
Yahoo! Security Resources Short, readable articles and news stories on PC, email, privacy, and other security topics        
Security tutorial Tutorial on security and public-key encryption, from Netscape.com's DevEdge site (from the Internet Archive)     Cyber Security Tips Excellent collection of tips on keeping you safe on-line, from us-cert.gov
Network security tutorial Tutorial on Internet security from iec.org, now available from The Internet Archive, and based in part on RFC 2196     Home networking security tutorial Tutorial on securing your home computer from cert.org
World Wide Web Security FAQ A useful guide to using the WWW safely     RFC-2504 Users' Security Handbook

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