ON THE INTERNET
* * PUBLICITY * *
Don't be shy about publicizing your lessons! You have worked hard to package your best teaching ideas into an attractive and user-friendly unit. But that lesson will wither away in a dusty corner of the Internet unless you tell search engines and educational indexes that it exists! Here are some places to get you started.
Register with the large search engines such as :
Submit your topic to the large educational indexes such as :
After a few months give yourself a treat and search to see where your lesson is listed. Sites you have never heard of will have linked as a result of your original registrations . Such a search can be done on AltaVista. To do this :
- Go to the Advanced Search page of AltaVista.
- In Selection Criteria box type --> link: (your URL)
- Click on the Submit Advanced Query button at the bottom of the page.
- For example, type in the URL of Susan Boone's lessons. Susan was a GirlTECH participant in 1995
After Susan registered her lessons in a few indexes, they were featured in the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse (ENC) Digital Dozen. Later Susan was invited to show her lessons at the ENC Hard Drive Cafe conference.
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The speakers for this presentation are grateful for the training and support they have received from GirlTECH, a teacher
training and student technology council program sponsored by
the Center for Research on
Parallel Computation (CRPC), a National
Science Foundation Science and Technology Center.