The students will use the computer to research a specific bridge, the types of bridges, or design a bridge on the computer. The power of the computer will be demonstrated to the students so that they can realize that the computer is more than a game machine. With the use of the computer the student will gain confidence, with less frustration.
The World Wide Web (www) is the new place in the modern age to attain information. In our lessons we will use the Web as one source of information. To navigate around the web, we needed a browser. The browser we will use is called Netscape Navigator. In order to become familiar with this tool I will discuss the necessary jargon for the system.
The Netscape Navigator is an easy program to use. With this tool one can read text and view pictures of bridges on pages known as web pages. You can use the scroll bar on the left side of the page to review the screen, or use page up and page down to move up and down on the page. To move around the web, you can use the hyper link, choose one of your previously defined bookmarks, or type a new URL into the location box on top of the screen. The net will be used in the first assignment to look up different types of bridges.