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  1. Beginner Tips - Learn how to use new technologies
  2. Free portable tinySpell™ - interactive spelling checker
  3. Artha Portable: thesaurus with hotkey lookups - See More great free programs at
  4. PDF Creator - Convert text files to PDF (Open Source)
  5. Sumatra PDF Portable - PDF and E-book Reader - See More great free programs at
  6. Check Free Educational Technologies Home Page - See new links
  7. Tech Tips & Tools Section
  8. Balabolka - Free Text-to-Speech (TTS) reader - reads browser text also
  9. Alternatives for QuotePad - Note-taking and to do lists
  10. Use Bob Bowman's Reference Page - Dictionaries replace Voycabulary
  11. See Free Education Section - Take college-level courses at your convenience - via your computer etc.
  12. See extensive list of Free Software below - See selections from many open source and freeware categories


    1. App Inventor Links - Pura Vida Apps
    2. Tutorials for App Inventor - MIT
    3. Publish Your App - Appinventor
    4. Learn to build Android apps - Appinventor


    5. Inventing 101: Table of Contents - NCIO
    6. Kids Inventor Resources: K-12 - See links at InventorEd
    7. *Kids Pages - United States Patent And Trademark Office Archive
    8. *Inventive Thinking - USPTO Archive
    9. Inventions and Inventors Kids Learning Activities Directions
    10. Handbook for Inventors - See other resources from Invention Dimension (MIT)
    11. Easy invention ideas: find your own with tips and creative methods - Via
    12. Lemelson Center: For the Study of Invention and Innovation - See resource pages
    13. Glossary: A-Z definitions of intellectual property terminology - USPTO
    14. Inventing 101: Terminology Inventors Should Know
    15. *Inventor Links & Blogs - Ideas Uploaded
    16. Patents 101 - South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
    17. General information concerning patents - USPTO
    18. Inventor and entrepreneur resources - USPTO
    19. USPTO Inventor Videos - USPTO
    20. *Ideation Tips: Find Inventing Tips For Great Ideas - Provided by ideaLOCKER™
    21. *12 Steps to Invent | Cool Invention Ideas | Invention Tips | Patent an Idea | Get Invention Help - Invention Addict
    22. *Inventing Tips - Via Got Inventions?™
    23. Invention ideas - Tips from Invention Help
    24. Invention Facts and Information for Kids - From KidsKonnect
    25. Invention - Details at Wikipedia
    26. *Ideas vs. Inventions - Article by Ed Zimmer
    27. History of invention: A science and technology timeline - ExplainThatStuff
    28. How to Search for Patents by Inventor - Information from ThoughtCo
    29. How to Find Out if Your Invention Idea is Already Patented - Free - See related articles at Legal Beagle
    30. *Kids Pages - USPTO
    31. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office - See databases of issued patents and applications
    32. Success Tips for Inventors - See more information at Idea4Invention
    33. Inventors and Inventions - (ipo patentcafe)
    34. *How Everyday Things Are Made - See how things are manufactured by AIM at Stanford
    35. Mad Scientist Network - See inventive resources
    36. HowStuffWorks - Learn how everything works!
    37. Science How It Works - Kids Environment Kids Health - NIH
    38. The Way Things Work - Details at Wikipedia
    39. How [Automotive] Things Work Plus Automotive Dictionary - See diagrams at Meineke®
    40. Explain that Stuff - A-Z index of articles on our site
    41. How Everything Works Home Page - Physics focus
    42. *How Does It Work??? - Energy items from EQ
    43. Inventors and Inventions -
    44. American Experience - PBS
    45. Tech References by
    46. Inventor Links from Houston Inventors Assoc.
    47. *Electronic Design, Engineers References, etc. - See other tools at®
    48. A Patent Glossary - Courtesy of JOM
    49. Patent Glossary - Courtesy of USPTO
    50. Patent Buddy offers a free search of patents, inventors, and current patent owners
    51. The FreePatentsOnline search engine - See other features also
    52. Moving from Idea to Patent - See important articles at IPWatchdog™
    53. Great New Invention Ideas To Inspire You
    54. From Idea to Market - Tips from Entrepreneur
    55. All About Inventions - See topics at Live Science™
    56. The Great Idea Finder - Resource Center - See great coverage of entrepreneurs, inventors, etc.
    57. Inventor's Technical Reference Page
    58. Helpful Websites For Inventors
    59. Ericson Mar's Robotics Links
    60. Information on Patents for Researchers - From the University of Penn.
    61. Kids and Inventions: Invention Tips - See more at LifeTips™
    62. Invention Central- See resources including Invention Competitions - National Museum of Education
    63. Getting an Invention Prototype Built - Also see business tips from StartupNation
    64. ProtoTYPING: Top 5 Tools to Make Prototypes - EdisonNation®
    65. 3D printers and rapid prototyping - Wikipedia
    66. *3D Printing FAQ - University of Michigan 3D Lab
    67. Invention first steps | Inventor Basics | How to Start
    68. *Invention Help - Tips from Experienced Inventors
    69. Inventor Tips, Help and Advice | Free Invention Help
    70. *Lessons in Electric Circuits - Huge free book on electronics
    71. What is an Electric Circuit? - See other chapters at The Physics Classroom
    72. The Logic of Scientific Discovery - See summary of book on modern science topics

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    73. Electronic software sources - Many programs are free from ePanorama electronics
    74. Electronic Hobbyist: Index - See electricity/electronic education, free software, robotics, etc.
    75. Freeware CAD Program 'CadStd'
    76. Artifice DesignWorkshop Lite - Design house layouts and more
    77. PhotoModeler Lite Freeware Home Page - Free 3D home design, walkthrough, and rendering software
    78. Visit Ian Purdie electronic's Downloads Page -
    79. Digital Design Resources Page - Central Connecticut State University
    80. Brad's Math Physics Engineering Freeware - Shareware
    81. Freeware Home - Education Science and Engineering items
    82. Spread Spectrum Scene - FREE Software/Shareware, Part I (electronic software)
    83. Robert's Online Spreadsheet
    84. *See CAD programs, electronics, etc. - Courtesy of FreeByte
    85. QV: the graphic viewer/converter for JPEG, BMP, GIF &TIFF files - Softpedia®
    86. Ultimate Paint - A full-featured 32-bit Windows graphics program (freeware version available)
    87. Crimson: Free Programming editor fits on disk - many advanced features
    88. TightVNC: Remote access computing software - See more files at SnapFiles
    89. The Free Software Directory - See categories which might be useful in student and professional endeavors
    90. PDFCreator - Create PDF files from any Windows program - Free software
    91. 14 Free & Open Source Alternatives For Paid Software - Courtesy of makeuseof
    92. Find open source software alternatives to well-known commercial software - Read more at Osalt .com
    93. AlternativeTo - Social Software Recommendations - Find substitutes easily
    94. The Free Software Directory - See categories which might be useful in student and professional endeavors
    95. FreewareTop Reviewed Free Software
    96. heart/diskBob Bowman's FREEWARE & OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE
      - See really outstanding selections here!
      - For home, office, and school


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    97. LibGuides Community Site - Use Menu Symbol to find libguides' subjects at over 4700 libraries worldwide!
    99. Search the Internet using various engines and strategies listed in INDEX
      under HOW-TO GUIDES, and WEBTOOLS (for SAFE SEARCHING), etc., e.g.-
    Note to educators:   Most "kidsafe" search engines can still access other search engines which are unfiltered and that restrict users under 18 - unless they are disabled in advance - See details on Webtools Page
    logo The U.S. Government's Official (Retired) Web Portal for Kids: Many more resources for kids, teens, parents, and teachers - Courtesy of - The U.S. government's new web portal: Education Page
    ALA: Great Websites for Kids - and others

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