Computers

Computers

CNET - Technology Product Reviews
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.

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.

Techboomers

Techboomers is a free educational website that teaches older adults and others with limited computer skills how to use the most popular websites on the Internet. There are over 60 free courses on many different types of websites: Social, Entertainment, Online Shopping, Education, and more. A few of their popular courses include Facebook, Netflix, Ancestry, and Internet Safety.

 

Computers - Typing & Keyboarding Tutorials

Mouse Exercises

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 cyber bullying is and learn how you can prevent it and how to report it when it happens.

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 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.

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.

 

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.

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.