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Computers

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If you want news and information about computers and online technology, this is the place. Includes regular news, departments, and feature articles in addition to product reviews and resource collections.

Computer Basics
The Goodwill Community Foundation provides a free, well-illustrated tutorial covering computer use for the beginner. Some of the lessons and videos provided include CONNECT THE CABLES, GETTING STARTED WITH WINDOWS,GETTING TO KNOW THE WINDOWS AND/OR MAC DESKTOP, UNDERSTANDING OPERATING SYSTEMS, LAPTOP COMPUTERS & MOBILE DEVICES, THE PARTS OF THE KEYBOARD, a MOUSE TUTORIAL with game for practice, and TYPES OF INTERNET CONNECTIONS.

Computer Training Handouts
Akron Public Library provides an excellent assortment of training handouts related to beginning computer use, computer operating systems (XP and VISTA), some Microsoft(R)Office software (WORD, EXCEL, PUBLISHER, POWERPOINT, etc.), Internet use skills and assorted other computer instruction.

Digital Learn

Free, online classes to take at your own pace … if you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, digitallearn.org has tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.

Digital Literacy
DigitalLiteracy.gov is a service of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. Browse their website to learn about using computers, the Internet, mobile devices, and software.

GCF AprendeLibre has technology, reading and math tutorials in Spanish.

GetNetWise
Information about keeping children safe online, email, spam, viruses and privacy.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Microsoft products
Find keyboard shortcuts for leading Microsoft products that help save time and effort and provide an essential tool for some people with dexterity difficulties and impairments.

LearnFree.org
The Goodwill Community Foundation provides LearnFree.org as a resource for online learning in a variety of topics - including computer skills for beginners, Microsoft (R) Excel, Microsoft Word (R), Facebook, etc.

Microsoft Office Online Training
Learn about the features of various versions of Microsoft Office - including Office 2013.

 

Computers - Typing & Keyboarding Tutorials

Mouserobics

Learn how to use the computer mouse with this interactive tutorial.

PowerTyping - Online Free Typing Tutor
Learn to type with PowerTyping - online free typing tutor - the educational web site for kids, students and adults alike!

Typing Lessons
Typing lessons for the standard 101 keyboard.

Internet Safety

Cyber Bullying
Discover what cyberbullying is and learn how you can prevent it and how to report it when it happens.

CyberAngels
The organization works to help prevent Internet users from becoming the victims of online criminal activity and to help victims trace and identify the perpetrators of online crime so that they may be prosecuted.

Internet Crime Complaint Center
Internet crime prevention tips are provided at this website. Internet crime schemes that steal millions of dollars each year from victims continue to plague the Internet through various methods. These preventative measures that will assist you in being informed prior to entering into transactions over the Internet are given: Auction Fraud, Counterfeit Cashier''s Checks, Credit Card Fraud, Debt Elimination, DHL/UPS Payment Requests, Employment/Business Opportunities, Escrow Services Fraud, Identity Theft, Internet Extortion, Investment Fraud, Lotteries, Nigerian Letter or "419", Phishing/Spoofing, Ponzi/Pyramid Investment Schemes, Reshipping to Overseas Locations, Spam, or Third Party Receiver of Funds Offers.

Internet Safety 101
About.com provides an interactive teaching lesson for parents and children about Internet safety. The site also provides a glossary defining some commonly used Internet terms and abbreviations.

Internet Safety for Kids
A parents' resource provided by the the Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media.

Netsmartz
The NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational safety resource to teach kids and teens how to stay safer on the Internet.

Parent's Guide to Internet Safety
Provided by the F.B.I.

Social Networking Sites - A Parent's Guide
The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, urges parents to talk to their tweens and teens about social networking sites, and offers tips for using these sites safely. Links to other "safety" sites are included.

Stop Badware
Helps consumers to make better choices about what they download on to their computers. Badware is malicious software that tracks your moves online and feeds that information back to shady marketing groups so that they can ambush you with targeted ads.

Symantec Security Threat Explorer
The Threat Explorer is a comprehensive resource for daily, accurate and up-to-date information on the latest threats, risks and vulnerabilities that may affect computers that connect to the Internet.

Internet Search Engines

Ask.com
Ask.com is known for combining the power of search with insight from real people to deliver the best possible answers. We scour the web to find the right answer, and if it doesn't exist there, we route the question to a qualified Ask.com user with topic area knowledge and expertise.

Bing
Bing is a search engine that finds and organizes the answers you need so you can make faster, more informed decisions.

DuckDuckGo
An alternate internet search engine with less ads, spam, and more privacy than some other search engines.

Finding Information: Search Engines
Explains various search engines available and which ones are useful for the type of search you might want to do (people, exact phrase, file-specific, sounds and more).

Google
Popular search engine for general information, images, news, discussion groups and more.

Google Scholar
Google Scholar enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research.

Which Search Engine When
Searching for information on the Internet is a challenge. There are many search engines that can help. This list gives examples of recommended search engines.

Yahoo!
Directory of Internet locations.