I like to use my blog to crowdsource things. I don't have that large of a readership but sometimes you are extremely helpful. So this is another post where I ask you to give me suggestions and ideas. I am currently teaching Basic Computers at CBC. At the first class I asked the students to rate themselves from 1-10 in computer knowledge, with 1 meaning, "I can barely turn a computer on," and 10 meaning "I should be teaching this class." Most of them were a 2.
So I began with vocabulary. After learning much of the computer lexicon, I decided to turn my attention to using the internet. There are 2 reasons for this strategy. One, almost anything you can do with a computer can be done online. And two, it seems to me the trend is toward cloud computing. I think the proliferation of netbooks demonstrates that we will soon to be mostly a world of terminals where the real computing is done on a server and the browser is the most important piece of software.
Here is where I ask for your help. What are the absolute must-knows of the internet? I am composing a project in which I assign them a variety of tasks. What do you think everyone should know about, or know how to do on, the internet?
BTW: I refuse to add "Learn to play Farm Town" to the list