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Steve Weimar

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Notes for the 9th day
Posted: Jul 24, 1997 8:28 AM
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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).

Adobe: http://www.adobe.com/supportservice/custsupport/download.html

Forum: http://forum.swarthmore.edu/workshops/workshop.software.html

Once you have this properly installed, you can start your browser and go to
Tom's page to see his lesson:

http://forum.swarthmore.edu/trscavo/geoboards.pdf


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.







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