Did you know that most popular web browsers are free, and easy to install yourself? And that while a good browser can enhance your online experience, a bad web browser can limit your interaction with the web?
Learning how to navigate the web is a core skill for building web literacy. This includes everything from understanding browser basics, using hyperlinks and reading and manipulating URLs, to using available add-ons and extensions for better web functionality.
When teaching the web, we sometimes take these skills for granted, but they’re important and often a good place to start.
We compiled the following resource as a primer on web navigation, and to help learners understand a little bit about the history of web browers–what they are, why they matter, how to download them for free and more.
Please share, and create or curate additional resources to help us teach the mechanics, culture and citizenship of the web.