1) Tom Scavo had his Geoboards lessons translated from Postscript to a web-viewable format called "pdf" (portable document format, developed by Adobe). In order to look at this file with your web browser (Netscape or Internet Explorer), you need to install Adobe Reader and have the "pdf plugin" in your browser's plugin folder. You can download Acrobat Reader from Adobe or from our Internet Software page (we only have the Mac version).
If you want to save a copy to your computer, select Save As from the File menu. When you are asked where to save it, there is also a little pull-down menu offering options for the format in which it is saved. Select "Source" for pdf documents before you click on the Save button.
2) Some of you have started to notice that if you hold down the mouse button on top of a graphic or link in your web browser, a little pop-up menu appears. You can save graphics or pages to your computer using this feature. Make sure you get permission to use someone's graphics or text and give proper attribution if You use them in your web page or other publication.
3) Generally one wants visitors to one's pages to be able to send email if they have a question or comment or want to make a connection. It's common practice to put an email link somewhere, often on the bottom, on your page. That link would look like:
Write to Steve Weimar
4) The project pages created with ClarisWorks use the name of the page as the title that shows up in the title bar on Netscape (e.g. sweimar_project.html). You might want to have what goes between the title tags be more meaningful and this can be something you change next time you edit that project.
5) Make sure you've sent Wex a note about your access and computer availability or potential access.
6) Please send me a note describing all the ways in which you want to use the Internet with your students and professionally.
7) If you have thoughts about followup that would be particularly useful to you, I'd like to hear/read them.
8) In the feedback cards a number of people indicated how much they were learning from Andy Carvin's HTML Crash Course for Educators that is linked on our schedule from "Writing Web Pages". If you haven't used it, you might want to check it out.