The page is intended to provide users of the Explore More
Web site with some helpful hints to make finding information
easier and faster. Whether you're an experienced "surfer"
or a "newbie" to the Internet, finding the exact
information you want can be difficult. Please take a moment
to review some suggestions.
The navigation bar at the top of the page is intended to help users
get to the most frequently accessed areas of the site. Simply click
on the section you wish to visit to move to that area. Click on
the Explore More logo in the upper left corner at any time to return
to the home page.
The Explore More Web site is best viewed using Netscape Navigator
version 3.0 or higher, or Microsoft Internet Explorer version 3.0
Because information on the site changes frequently, use the "reload"
or "refresh" button on your browser regularly. This will
ensure that you are always seeing the most up-to-date version of
The Explore More Web site uses Adobe's portable document format
(PDF) for easy postscript printing and distribution. If you do not
already have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, download
it for FREE from www.adobe.com.
Many of the multimedia elements within this site require specific
browser plug-ins. If you are having trouble viewing information
on the site, you may need to install one of these plug-ins (your
browser should alert you if a plug-in is necessary). These plug-ins
are provided free to you from the respective company Web sites and
information about these plug-ins is listed below.
Most of the Video Clips can be viewed on the Explore More Web
site through the use of streaming video. You need ReadPlayer.
You can get a free copy at www.real.com.
We use Flash animation on some of our sites. Viewing these files
requires the Quicktime plug-on, available
free from the Apple Quicktime Web site.
To view the clips, you will need (as a minimum):
Internet connection of at least 28.8 kbs.
RealPlayer 5.0 or greater (A freeware version of the software
is available for download from RealNetworks' Web site at (http://www.real.com)
computer with the either of the following minimum system requirements:
Windows 95, Windows 3.1, or Windows NT; 16 MB RAM; 2 MB
of hard disk space; 256 colors; 16-bit sound card with
PowerPC; 16 mb free RAM, 2 MB hard disk space; 256 colors
can benefit from the Explore More Web site?
Teacher and students explore more about topics like working landscapes,
genetic engineering, water quality, and the future of energy via
the Explore More Web sites. Interesting research, glossaries, background
information, career links, video clips, and links to additional
resources can be accessed through this Web site.
can register for a video conferencing session via the Iowa Communications
Any Iowa educator with access to an ICN video classroom. Desktop
videoconferencing units can also be used on a limited basis.
Contact us if you are interested
in using this type of technology and would like a little help.
do I need to do before I take my students to an ICN video
classroom for an Explore More videoconference?
The best interactions
occur when the teacher has spent planning time to integrate
learning goals and teaching objectives into the interactive
session. Contact us if you have
I just use the feature videos and the Web site? I really don't
need the videoconferencing option?
Yes. Videos are available through the AEAs. IPTV offers professional
development on how to integrate Explore More videos into