Free-Net provides Internet training for Partner Non-profit organizations and K-12 educators at Partner Schools. The training calendar that is linked to this page is not for the general public.
 
You are eligible for Free-Net's training if you are in one of the following education positions at a Free-Net Partner School:
 
  • Louisiana teacher with a teaching certificate
  • Principal/Administrator (must have a teaching certificate)
  • School Psychologist
  • School Speech Therapist
  • School Social Worker
 
Each Greater New Orleans Free Net Partner non-profit organization receives four free training sessions per year. Partner Schools can send all of their faculty to all GNOFN classes. If you would like to become a Partner non-profit organization to enjoy this and other benefits, follow this link. If you would like to become a Partner School to enjoy this and other benefits, follow this link.
 
If you have questions regarding your eligibility, please call the Training Coordinator located nearest to you.

The Greater New Orleans Free Net will also rent it's computer lab and teach it's classes to Partner organizations at reduced rates. Follow this link for details.

 
New Orleans
(504) 539-9240
 
training@gnofn.org
Baton Rouge
(225) 767-4445
1-800-767-7267
helpdesk@lpb.org
 
Basic Internet for Educators Get acquainted with the Internet through this introduction that includes both text-based and graphics-based options for accessing the Internet. Class activities focus on sending and receiving email via PINE and Netscape, Internet navigation, and keyword searching on the Internet via search engines. Beginning windows tips are also included.

Prerequisites:

None

 
Intermediate Internet for Educators Learn to make the Internet work to its potential in this action-packed class. Activities feature cutting and pasting text & graphics from the Internet, setting general and email preferences, creating a signature file, sending email using an address book, organizing bookmarks and advanced search techniques.

Prerequisites:

Basic Internet for Educators Course.
If you want to skip the Basic course, you must be able to send email and to use search engines to conduct a basic search before attending the Intermediate course.

 
Advanced Internet for Educators In this course, students learn to how to insert and manipulate graphics from the Internet in a MSWord document. Students also visit a popular softeware site where they download, install, and configure a software application for Internet use. Activities focusing on unzipping files, file transfer protocal (FTP), and a brief introduction to HTML is also included in the class.

Prerequisites:

Basic and Intermediate Internet for Educators Courses
If you want to skip any of the above courses, you must be able to organize the hard drive of your computer and navigate the Internet before you attend the Advanced course.

 
Internet in the Classroom This course will familiarize teachers with the varied resources and communication mediums available for use in the classroom via the Internet. Course content focuses on identifying quick and easy Internet projects and Internet sites that could be integrated into a favorite unit. Course activities specifically focus on downloading and installing the Adobe Acrobat helper application, a real-time chat conducted in class using Net Meeting 2.1, and lesson planning.

Prerequisites:

Basic Internet skills are required.

 
Basic HTML Learn the Basics of HTML writing to create a simple home page for your school. Basic design elements, tags, linking, format characters and images will be covered.

Prerequisites:

Intermediate and Advanced Internet for Educators Courses.

 
Building Websites With Netscape Composer Learn the basics of using Netscape's "free" HTML editing program Composer to easily create web sites and web page templates. The class will cover creating a multi-page site using features such as links, paragraphs, graphics, and tables. In addition, students will learn to use the built-in publishing feature of Composer to upload the site they create in class to the Internet.

Prerequisites:

Basic and Intermediate Internet Skills are required. If you want to skip either of these classes, you must be familiar with navigating the internet and with creating and saving documents.

 
It is recommended that these courses be taken in the order in which they are listed. If you have questions regarding which course you should take, please contact a Training Coordinator.

NOTE: If courses are offered after school durring the regular school year, you must attend both sessions (ie. BIFE I & BIFE II) in order to have completed one entire course. One course is either two 3-hour sessions or one 6-hour session.

Important: If for any reason you are unable to attend a course that you have registered for, please call the help desk (504-539-9240) to notify us of your cancellation.

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to meeting you!

 
Click here for the Training Calendars.