Re: Internet Roundtable
Ben Parker (bparker@INTERACCESS.COM)
Thu, 4 Jul 1996 04:37:54 GMT
On Wed, 3 Jul 1996 22:11:44 -0500, you wrote:
> 1. What is internet?
Spend about 3-4 sentences on this. You could spend days, but it isn't
necessary. Be sure to include AmericaOnLine, Compuserve, Prodigy, etc.
as they all connect to Internet, and many have their own Scouting
resources on them. Also many people at work nowadays have (at least)
email access to internet and thus Scouts-L (at least). Be sure to
mention that they need to check work policies about 'personal' use of
company resources though.
> 2. What information does the internet have that might be
> usefull to me as a Scout Leader?
Scouts-L to ask questions. GET Scouts-L index of downloadable files to
pass out. If you have Web browser, print a couple of screen shots of BSA
Official home page, and Troop 24 Berkely, and US Scouting.
Don't overdo, people will be snowed under and not see even the forest.
Try to talk to a couple of people ahead of time (or plant them) to ask
specific questions that can quickly be researched while you are on-line.
This shows practical usage (eg awards presentation ceremony or some funny
songs or tips on tent selection or menus or ...)
> 3. What information would we(Leaders), be able to make
> available on the internet, to share with each other?
> (websites, scout shop, etc.)
If they are novices, save this for a later session. They have to get
used to the looking for stuff idea first. Later they'll be ready to
> 4. Learning how to use internet. Setting up hardware &
A separate month in it self. This needs to be done individually, don't
waste group's time on this. Far too many variables. Try to find another
1-2 'experts' to volunteer to help with this.
> I want to keep this short and interesting.
Amen! Plan a demo (on-line if possible), try to emphasize practical
look-up of something (1-2) things. Have hand outs! Your demo will take
twice as long as you expect (and you'll cover only 1/2 as much) because
people will ask all kinds of questions. Stay focused on your points and
keep moving. You are not training them in computer operations or software
quirks. Focus on content, finding information. Different people have
different computers/programs, ignore those differences, concentrate on
the information to be had.
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