Methodenphase: Exploring the world of British punk
with the CD
- Pick the "music" channel, go to "seventies rock" and "The
Sex Pistols"; listen to the song "Anarchy in the UK" and copy the text of the song
to your word processor; do the same with the text about the the Sex
Pistols. Copy the photo of the Sex Pistols to your word processor (make
sure it can import the file)
- Copy the two texts about the Sex Pistols to your word processor
- Follow the link to Malcolm Maclaren in the text; copy the
information about hom to your word processor (same file); click on the back
button in the top lefthand corner to get back to the Sex Pistols
- Switch to your wordprocessor; format the document, save it to disk and print it.
- Mark the whole document and copy it to an HTML-editor; format and save the document;
view the result with a browser.
1.2 Going online
- In the tools bar, click on "go online" (or start your browser and type
www.learning-station.com). At the Learning
Station, click on "Inhalt", "Magazine" and "England".
Follow the music-links to allmusic, lyrics and rollingstone;
find out more about the Sex Pistols. Gather the information you find
interesting and save it to disk. You can get more information about the
band and it's members, listen to songs online (if you have RealPlayer)
and copy lyrics, more photographs and text. Use the search facilities
the three sites offer.If a link gets you to a pornographic site (this
happens) - go away...
- Have a look around Learning Station. Find out what services are offered to
2.1 Navigating the Internet
- Now find more information about British punk in general and the Sex
Pistols in particular. Search for it on the Internet
Discuss your findings. What difference is there a between a search engine and a
catalogue? Which is better for what sort of research?
- Using a search engine like www.altavista.com
(type in "punk and/or "sex pistols")
- Using a web catalogue like www.yahoo.com
"Entertainment", "Music" and search for "sex
pistols" and "punk" there)
2.2 Saving the information you have found for further
There are two ways of doing this
Use the "bookmark" or "favorites"
feature of your browser. Whenever you are at a site with useful information, click
"bookmarks" "add"; be sure to give the new bookmark a descriptive
name. If you want to return to this site later, all you have to do is click on the
appropriate bookmark. This only works if you're online (or if the site is still in the
cache on your hard disk).
Save the information to disk. Click on
"Edit" "Select All", then click on "File" "Save
As", choose a descriptive name for the file and save it to your personal
(or your group's) directory (or folder) on the disk. This only works with
text; pictures are not
saved this way. You can either save pictures separately by right-clicking on the picture
and selecting "Save picture as" or save the complete page (i.e.
and photos) by clicking on "File" "Edit Page" (in Netscape
Navigator), which opens the Composer, a HTML-editor. In Composer
just save the page to disk. If you work with Internet Explorer, click on
"Edit" "Page"; this should bring up your
HTML-editor. Save the
page there. IE 5.0 offers the option of saving a complete webpage.
Practice these two methods of saving information for
further use. Be sure to create a personal or group directory first; always save your work
to this directory!
3. Now get your act together
Produce a web page about the
history of British punk. Use all the material you have gathered.
before you fire up your
html-editor: stop and think. Use paper and pencil to produce a rough
sketch of your page - what information should go on it, which layout
do you want etc.
now start Frontpage
or Composer; do the basic layout first by using the tables tool
insert all the text,
pictures and links; you may need to experiment a bit
view your page with a
browser and correct possible errors
save everything to disk