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Re: use of technology

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Sandra Hildreth (shildret)
Sun, 08 Nov 1998 10:40:58 -0500


Lily provided some pretty specific suggestions on how to make a page of
links to other internet sites, but I'd like to point out an even easier
way.

If anyone is using Netscape Navigator version 3.0 or higher, it is
possible to create new web pages without having to type any html code by
using the Edi/Compose features. You just go to File and New Document and
select Blank Page (version 3.0) or New Page in Composer (version 4.0).
Once you get your blank page, type a heading for it, right on the page
(it automatically creates the html code, unseen). If you want to make
links to other sites, you type in the name of the site - for example,
Metropolitan Museum of Art. Then select or highlight the text and go up
to the menu bar and click on the icon that looks like a link of chain. A
window opens up with a space for you to type the URL (which happens to
be http://www.metmuseum.org/). Type it and click OK and your text is now
linked. To make it even easier, and eliminate errors in typing URL's,
whenever you see linked text on a web page, and you'd like to get the
URL, just hold your mouse button down over the link and a window of
choices will appear such as Make Bookmark for this Link and Copy this
Link Location. If you use the Copy one, then go to the new page you are
making, type the name of the site, then proceed to the link operation,
all you have to do is Paste the URL into the proper place. Of course all
this does require that you have a Home Page (school or personal) on a
server somewhere that you can upload files to.

If you don't have a Home Page or server site to upload a page of
bookmarks to, it is also easy to arrange and move around your own
bookmarks. Again, in Netscape, just go to the Window menu and select
Bookmarks. Your entire list of Bookmarks will appear. Click on one and
hold the mouse button down and you can move it wherever you want. For
young children, I would put the Bookmarks you want them to use up at the
top so they don't have to scroll down to find them. In addition, you can
easily create folders for Bookmarks and give them titles like Art
Museums or 2nd Grade Bookmarks.

For the person looking for Art Museum sites on the internet, check out
Museums from A to Z at
http://www.vol.it/UK/EN/ARTE/MuseumsfromAtoZ.html#M

-- 
Sandra Hildreth
Home Page: http://www.northnet.org/hildreth
Art 7-12, Madrid-Waddington Central School, Madrid, NY 13660
School Pages: http://www.northnet.org/mwcsart/mwart.htm
Art Methods, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617