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A step-by-step guide to getting on the Internet, using its resources in the classroom and publishing a site on the Web.

The background depicts a web (a symbol for the World Wide Web?) and the text is large and well-spaced.

The site has a text menu at the bottom of each page for easy navigation. Guides for teachers, students, librarians, Internet beginners and trainers are available.

Filamentality is part of the Pacific Bell Knowledge Network. This area of the site is interactive, with a fill-in-the-blank format that instructs viewers on using the Internet. The site helps in picking a topic, searching the Web, gathering good sites, and turning Web resources into activities appropriate for learners. Basically it's a "how-to" site for educators new to the Internet. The title comes from the idea of "combin[ing] the Filaments of the Web with a learner's mentality". The site supports users with "Mentality Tips". Each step in the process is guided so users don't need to worry about mistakes. At the end of the tour users will have a Web-based activity based on their topic that can be used in the classroom or just for practice. The site also has individualized sections for students, librarians and trainers in addition to the beginners' area. This is a great place to start for users new to the Web or to the concept of using the Internet in education.