Way Of The Ferret:
Finding Educational Resources On The Internet

Based on Judi Harris' popular Mining the Internet column in The Computing Teacher journal, Way Of The Ferret is designed to help you acquire the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to locate and use resources found on the Internet. The book assumes readers have access to the Internet and some experience with their modem, communications software, and word-processing basics. Carefully developed analogies help users grasp basics of Telnet sessions, FTP file transfers, information location tools, file encryption, and discussion groups. Finally, 15 different types of educational telecomputing activities help you plan for integrating Internet resources into your students' academic explorations. Two appendices cover recommended Telnet sites and FTP archives for precollege use.

Judi Harris
209 pages
$24.95 (members $22.45)
ISBN 1-56484-069-7
©ISTE, revised edition 1994


Way of the Ferret--Finding and Using Educational Resources on the Internet, Second Edition

The second edition contains new sequencing of information; updated and expanded information; and new chapters on using Gopher, World Wide Web, and e-mail. Based on Judi Harris' popular Mining the Internet column in Learning and Leading with Technology (formerly The Computing Teacher), Way of the Ferret is designed to help you acquire the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to locate and use resources found on the Internet. The book assumes readers have access to the Internet, some experience with their modem and communications software, and word processing skills. Carefully developed analogies help users grasp basics of World Wide Web navigation, Telnet sessions, FTP file transfers, use of information location tools, file encryption/compression and participation in discussion groups. The educational telecomputing activities have been expanded to include teleresearch as well as additional telecollaborative activity structures. Expanded and updated appendices include educational Gophers, World Wide Web pages, Telnet sites, FTP archives, and education-related electronic mailing lists.

Judi Harris
293 pages
$29.95 (members $26.95)
ISBN 1-56484-085-9
© ISTE, 2nd Edition, 1995