Online Kids: A Young Surfer's Guide to Cyberspace

Online Kids: A Young Surfer's Guide to Cyberspace

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Overview

"Online Kids is a terrific resource."—Los Angeles Times

Surf's up in cyberspace! So grab your (key)board and catch the computer wave with this user-friendly, jam-packed guide and activity book. This totally updated edition of Online Kids will get you wired with complete information on the coolest sites online. Where else can you go to find the latest stats for all your favorite ballplayers, e-mail the president, travel to ancient civilizations, or get help with your science homework from a real scientist? From the NASA Shuttle Web to Walt Disney World, from the World Wide Web of Sports to the National Geographic Society, Online Kids tells you where it is and how to get there. It even ranks each site on a special Coolness Index!

You'll find step-by-step instructions for great online activities:

  • Make a fun-filled science museum at home
  • Create an up-to-date space shuttle mission log
  • Put together a personalized birthday photo collage
  • Design your own Web page
  • And much, much more . . .

Online Kids is also packed with expert advice on choosing the right online service, navigating the World Wide Web, sending e-mail, and keeping safe online.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471253129
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/08/1999
Edition description: REV
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 7.48(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.61(d)
Age Range: 9 - 13 Years

About the Author

PRESTON GRALLA (Cambridge, Massachusetts) is a journalist, author, and experienced online surfer who has written for USA Today, FamilyPC, the Los Angeles Times, and many other newspapers and magazines. He is also the author of Online Family (Wiley) and an executive editor at ZDNet.

Table of Contents

LEARNING THE BASICS.
What is Cyberspace?
What You'll Need to Visit Cyberspace.
Netiquette and Safety Online.
Browsing and Searching the World Wide Web.
Choosing and Using Online Services.
Chat and Internet Newsgroups.
How to Use E-Mail.
THE BEST AND COOLEST EDUCATIONAL SITES IN CYBERSPACE.
Where to Get Homework Help.
Math, Environment, and General Science.
Astronomy.
Computers and Software.
Social Studies: History, Cultures and Government.
Writing and Reading.
Geography, Travel, and Weather.
HOBBIES, ENTERTAINMENT, GAMES, AND JUST PLAIN FUN.
Sports, Crafts, Pets and Hobbies.
Pictures, Sounds and Video Files.
Entertainment: Television, Movies, and Music.
Fun and Games.
Create Your Own Home Page.
Glossary.
Index.

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