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This is a partial listing of online tutorials, courses, guides, and activities which seem to have some educational value or technical focus. Not all have been tested.  Please see expanded links in this site's companion section: How To Guides

    Computer 101 - Introduction and Beyond :

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  1. What's Inside a Computer - Click on a part to get detailed data - via
  2. New User Tutorial (mouse and computer) by TLN Technology Committee (Also in Spanish)
  3. Computers Simplified - Illustrative presentation by
  4. The Computer Technology Documentation Project - Provides computer technology tutorials covering
    Linux, Windows, web programming, networking, servers, computer security, basic computer skills, and hardware
  5. Computer How-To Guides - Pages of useful topics from®
  6. Jan's Illustrated Computer Literacy 101 - See selective list of detailed lessons - in English and some in Spanish:
    Computer Basics, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Working with Windows & more (Free for personal use; teachers need permission for free classroom use - see details)
  7. The Prometheus Project - Communicating On the Web - Tutorials on Email, IRC, and Mailing Lists
  8. Free Computer Tips - Wide array of PC information from Computer Tips
  9. Bleeping Computer - Computer Help and Tutorials for the beginning (and advanced) computer user
  10. How PCs Work - Videos included in this tutorial form HowStuffWorks
  11. The PC Technology Guide
  12. Free Online Tutorials - 650 Free tutorials from
  13. Webopedia's Quick Reference Area - Find Computer-related information
  14. Microsoft DOS and command prompt - Quick links by Computer
  15. Tips for Beginning Window Users
  16. Basic PC Hardware 101 - From
  17. Free Computer Help Tutorials and Troubleshooting FAQ -
  18. Computer Troubleshooting Guide from®
  19. Free Computer & IT Training and Tutorials - Massive links and resources! -
  20. Absolute beginners guide computer basics eHow™
  21. Learn how to download new files to your computer using Mozilla Firefox - via
  22. Downloading & Extracting - Instructions from
  23. Tech Articles and tutorials - Via Exforsys Inc®
  24. What is XML? - Get detailed information from Computer Ency and other tools online -
  25. See Computer Encyclopedia, File extensions, Hacker Slang, and more at
  26. TechFAQ - Good site for Technical Info: Cryptology FAQs to Science FAQs and beyond
  27. Windows XP and Vista - Tutorial, Tips, and Help from®
  28. Computer Memory Basics - By Radio-Electronics.Com
  29. Glossary of Common Computer Ports and Connectors
  30. Computer Troubleshooting Topics - Help from®
  31. Tech Guides - Some older links
  32. Easy Tips - How do I? (extensive computer help site - like 325 Easy PC Tips)
  33. Tips & Tricks by Technology Nerd (Helpful)

    Computers 102 - Advanced Tips & Malware Protection :

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  34. List of Windows processes and files running in the background of MS Windows
  35. Basic computer troubleshooting - For software, hardware, and common error messages - via Computer
  36. Tech Podcast Network - How-to Section for computers
  37. Podnutz - Popular DIY computer repair site
  38. TechTutorials - Free Computer Reference - Thousands of free tutorials
  39. FindTutorials - Free Tutorials - From Photoshop to Web Development and more
  40. Basic computer troubleshooting - By Computer
  41. Hacking - How its done & tutorials by
  42. The Best Free Training Tutorials - In various media by
  43. Emerging Technologies Links - Wide variety from emTech Consulting
  44. Tips and Tricks from Techie Buzz - like top online storage sites, disposable e-mail tips, etc.
  45. FTP Tutorials - How to Upload and Download Website Files with FTP Tutorials
  46. Online Tech Tips - Computer Tips
  47. Killer Tech Tips Software, websites, Hacks You Can Use
  48. Tech Tips, Computer Help and News from Home Technology Solutions of Marin
  49. Tech Tips - online computer help and more
  50. Use free firewall tutorials to protect Windows PC - via
  51. Technology Tutorials found on the Web - See Windows sections from Internet4Classrooms
  52. PCMECHANIC: YOUR PC How-to Information Resource
  53. Computer Tips and Tech News to Make You a Pro (see free copy of Useful Run Commands For Windows Vista and XP
  54. Tutorial list - Offers computer, education, web ... tutorials on tons of categories
  55. Jim Calloway's Law Practice Tips Blog: Tech Tips for the Basic Computer User
  56. The project is all about spyware and malware removal
  57. Computer Networking - See all related information at®
  58. Windows Networking Articles & tutorials
  59. Uninstall Program Database - Remove dangerous and unwanted programs - help from Bleeping
  60. Free Windows XP Tutorial - Many video topics via
  61. Helping you Prevent and Remove Adware, Spyware, Viruses and Other Malware - See tutorials at Destroy

    Desktop Applications :

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  62. How to Do Desktop Publishing - Tutorial from®
  63. The Best Free Desktop and Office Tutorials on the Web
  64. Free Online Tutorials - Applications tutorials by Baycon
  65. How To for Classroom Teachers - Tutorials on basic Windows, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, etc.- from Edzone
  66. The Best Free Desktop and Office Tutorials on the Web
  67. Multimedia Tutorials
  68. Tech-Notes: covers technology and learning also see:
  69. Publishing: Useful Tools ( ®)
  70. BCT Online Tutorials and Help Pages
  71. Courseware for Photoshop beginners (First module free) via Andrei Doubrovski
  72. Free Computer Software Programs Training - See wide selections from CIS department Brown Univ.
  73. ITPRC - IT tutorials, guides, and links
  74. Search for How-to articles on Microsoft® software - Available from Microsoft®
  75. PC Help Links Page - Tutorials and support links (ECSI)
  76. Free MS Excel addin tools from ASAP Utilities
  77. M.S. Word and other tutorials - GFC®
  78. PowerPoint in the Classroom - Tutorial

    Definitions - Tech Terms :

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  79. Plain English Internet Glossary
  80. List of Buzzwords - See several lists per industry - Wikipedia
  81. Find the Technology Grades K-5
  82. Technology Glossary Technology buzz words from
  83. TechEncyclopedia - Over 20,000 IT items by
  84. Computer Hope Dictionary - Convenient Browse by Category Entries
  85. A Glossary of Computer Terms with Easy-to-Understand Definitions - From
  86. Glossary of Internet and Computer Terms -
  87. BABEL - A Glossary of Computer Abbreviations & Acronyms
  88. Acronym Finder
  89. Computer dictionary, Computer terms dictionary, Definition of all Computer Terms - Free download or online
  90. Encyclopedia Index - PC Magazine (over 20,000 IT items)
  91. Netlingo - The Internet Dictionary
  92. Bugzilla Thesaurus & Reverse Dictionary
  93. Reverse Search via Wordsmyth
  94. Computing Dictionaries - Great resources from
  95. Free Computer Dictionary Online also links to Medical, law, and legal dictionaries
  96. ARTFL Project - Webster Search Form
  97. Reverse Dictionary - by OneLook
  98. Duhaime's Law Dictionary
  99. GrammarCheck - English - large archive
  100. Thesaurus
  101. TheFreeDictionary's Encyclopedia - Claims to be among the most up-to-date document ever produced

    General Academics:

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  102. Software 101: Open Source vs. Free Software Movement
  103. - Free online courses and tutorials via index or search engine
  104. Software Tutorials and Online Tutorials for Students and Teachers - by Actden
  105. TeAch-nology Tutorials
  106. Tutorials Library at MediaBuilder
  107. Tutorials from Links2Go
  108. See over 8,000 educational selections - from ThinkQuest's Library
  109. Dr. Abel Scribe's Guides to MLA Research Papers
  110. Free Tools for Writing in the MLA Format - eHow™
  111. EDU2: Education and Courses (EDUFRAME)
  112. See Random Knowledge Generator - and other items at Mad Sci Network
  113. Lesson Tutor - Free printables, lesson plans, and worksheets (K-12)
  114. Free Online Courses (business, computer, etc. from
  115. Tutorials Library at PresenterMedia
  116. Online Educational Tutorials on Microsoft® Products
  117. Free Online Courses (business, computer, etc. from

    Internet & WEB 2.0 :

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  118. Internet 101 - The world's most popular guide to the Internet
  119. Internet 101 Beginner's Handbook of Tutorials
  120. Social Bookmarking 101 - Tools for the TEKS: Integrating Technology in the Classroom
  121. Viruses 101 - Learn about viruse protection and Internet topics from®
  122. The Deep - Invisible Web - How to find information there -
  123. Web 2.0 Search Engine
  124. Best Search Engines (directories with specialized search engines)
  125. Internet Shortcut Keys
  126. - Google Power Searching Tips for Students and Universities
  127. Power Searching - or effective Internet searching
  128. Operators and more search help
  129. Internet Glossary - By Education World®
  130. Using Technology to Keep You Safer - Article by
  131. A Guide to Cyberspace (Kevin Hughes)
  132. What is a blog (and how you can start one)
  133. What is a Podcast?
  134. Podcasting Tools -Everything you need to know about Podcasting
  135. Podcasts - School Computing - How to Make Podcasts - in detail -
  136. A Podcast of Your Own - Win & Mac (Macworld)
  137. Podcasting in Education - See many tools and tutorials
  138. Cybrary Man's Educational Web Sites
  139. Educational Podcasting - See tutorials
  140. Kidcast Learning and Teaching with Podcasting
  141. EdTechTalk Collaborative Open Webcasting Community
  142. Podcast Recording And Editing Tools: A Mini-Guide
  143. 15 Podcasts Every Geek Should Listen To
  144. Podcasts in the Classroom
  145. Audio and Podcasting - see tips and resources
  146. Podcasting in Education
  147. Free Stock Music for Educational Use
  148. What is "I.M" and "Instant Messaging"?
  149. Internet Search Engines - A Tutorial - From Berkeley Univ.
  150. Internet Tutorial
  151. Web Developer's Virtual Library: Tutorials plus (
  152. Tame The Web: Libraries and Technology - CIL Tech Tips For Every Librarian
  153. What is RSS?
  154. What is Web 2.0?
  155. What is Flickr?
  156. A Comprehensive Guide to Wikis - See details at®
  157. The Top Social Networking Sites - List from®
  158. ONLINE TOOLS & PRODUCTIVITY SECTION has essential information

    Math & Science:

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  159. A Short Course in Trig
  160. AcroTeX: Tutorials - Calculus I and algebra, games, etc.
  161. Appetizers and Lessons for Math and Reason
  162. Martindale's The Reference Desk - Note Calculators On-line (Tremendous Variety)
  163. Frank Potter's Science Gems - Including Mathematics - *TECH LINK*
  164. Eric Weisstein's World of Science - includes Math and other subjects
  165. Gallery of on-line Interactive Geometry - University of Minnesota
  166. See Math Topics - Trig., algebra, etc. - ThinkQuest
  167. Mathematics on the Internet - *TECH LINK*
  168. On Line Finite Math & Applied Calculus Tutorials - Also while there, see:
  169. WebTrig is an online trigonometry tutorial
  170. Physics Reference
  171. Conversions See Units conversion software and online sites
  172. Reeko's Mad Scientist Lab especially:
  173. The Why Files

    Music-Audio-Video :

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  174. Music Technology Links
  175. Music Technology - Wikipedia
  176. ABC's of Using MIDI files on the Net
  177. How to Record Music on the Computer - Tutorial from eHow™
  178. Public Domain and Royalty Free Music - PD Info
  179. iTunes: convert a song to a different file format - More tips at
  180. The New User's Guide for iTunes - Details at
  181. Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary
  182. Eric Weisstein's Treasure Trove of the Music - Learn Notation, scales, chords, etc.
  183. Glossary of Musical Terms
  184. Keyboard Magazine - See digital music articles
  185. Music - How-to lessons, tutorials & tips at Knowledge Hound
  186. HowStuffWorks "How MP3 Files Work" www.howstuffworks
  187. Music and Technology Learning - see many resources
  188. Music Education, Technology & More
  189. Standard MIDI Files on the Net
  190. Jeff Mallett's Songwriter Site ( Great site!
  191. Digital Camera Reference Website
  192. Filmmaking - Via

    Open Content: - Free Publications

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  193. Free e-books - See selections in science, engineering, etc.
  194. Online Practical Electronics Book - From WikiBooks
  195. PHP Online Manual
  196. - Download free books on Databases, Spreadsheets, Word Processing, and many other popular applications - free for anybody
  197. How to Design: Programs - Detailed programming book complete with open source software - from
  198. Free Computer Books - See titles like: Basic Computing Using Windows, Computers for Retirees, The Linux Starter Pack, and tons more from
  199. Free Books on Computer Application Software, Math, Science, Security & More - See the huge list at

    Platform Options - Working with Different Operating Systems :

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  200. WEB OS Rundown: 45 + Web Operating Systems - List from
  201. GNU - the operating system created for free software - Initially developed by Richard Stallman (per Wikipedia)
  202. Detailed Explanations of Operating Systems via Wikipedia
  203. Linux vs Windows (a comparison) - Good synopsis and guide
  204. Windows Compatibility for the Linux Desktop | O'Reilly Media
  205. Moving from Windows to Linux
  206. Running Windows on Linux (Wine is one option)
  207. Computing Linux Unix Glossary - Linux Dictionary
  208. Comparison of Windows and Linux (Wikipedia)
  209. Linux, KDE, and running Linux as 2nd OS - Explained in this tutorial
  210. Debian - Win32-loader
  211. What's the best Linux for beginners? - Tips from
  212. MacWindows Tips - for Macintosh-Windows Integration
  213. A Feature Comparison List: Mac OS X and Windows 7
  214. OS Tips How to close Unresponsive Programs in Windows and Mac OS X
  215. Technology Tutorials found on the Web - See Mac sections from Internet4Classrooms
  216. Apple® - Find Out How - Mac Basics - See Windows-on-Mac link also
  217. Education World (R) reviews Mac Tips and Tutorials site
  218. Apple Macintosh Support - By Computer
  219. Amping Up Your Web Site with the MySQL Database System - Analyzes MySQL
  220. Help for Linux users or potential users - Tutorials, articles, forum, etc.
  221. Linux Help - Network Basics - Free Tutorial

    Programming :

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  222. BASIC-256 - easy to use version of BASIC designed to teach anybody (especially middle and high-school students) the basics of computer programming.
  223. 4 ways to become a better programmer - with good links
  224. Teen Programmers Unite - Training ground for young programmers - code & tutorials
  225. WOTSIT'S FORMAT: The Programmer's File Format Collection
  226. C++ Virtual Library
  227. - Yahoo Search: Programming Languages: BASIC: QBasic/QuickBasic
  228. The Tutorial Page - Programming, Internet, science, etc.

    Smartphones & Tablets :

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  229. How to Get Your Smart Phone to Pay for Itself - AARP
  230. 9 Apps With the 50-Plus in Mind - AARP
  231. Types of Smart Phones - eHow™
  232. Types of Smart Phones - Smart Phone Reviews
  233. Best Smartphones - CNET Reviews
  234. See over 100 Smartphone articles - from AARP
  235. See Smartphone Apps in FREEWARE SECTION

    Special Interest :

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  236. Electronics 101 - Complete free course online with glossary by Ray Dall
  237. Excellent Electronics Tutorials - wide array of expertise
  238. List of Electronics Topics - Some computer terms included -
  239. WebElements Periodic Table
  240. Printable Periodic Table (free but no selling)
  241. PowerPoint in the Classroom - Tutorial
  242. How-To articles at AARP - on Technology, Social Media, and Security

    USB Trends - Portable Apps :

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  243. Puppy (Linux derivative)runs on USB pen drive - This version will boot from floppy! - Puppy
  244. How to Run Linux from an USB Flash Drive - Do it in 5 minutes! -
  245. How to Install Any Linux OS on a Pendrive or USB - Tech Spikes
  246. Bootable Linux USB Drive - How To - Instructions by
  247. Linux USB FAQ
  248. Install Linux from windows - See details about dual booting at
  249. 100 Portable Apps for your USB Stick - For Mac and Win via
  250. Windows XP Setup Simulator - Steps you through an simulated setup procedure
  251. - Run Linux natively inside Windows (2000, XP, Vista-32 bit only); this installation will allow hundreds of Linux programs to be run within Windows
  252. Using USB Devices in a Virtual Machine -
  253. How to Make A Thumb Drive Bootable - Details at eHow™
  254. How to choose the best Linux distribution - Details at
  255. The Ultimate Guide to Virtualization - Run two operating systems at once for free: Ubuntu on Mac OS X, Vista, or XP; Vista on Mac OS X, Ubuntu, or XP; XP on Mac OS X, Ubuntu, or Vista -


  256. - Google Videos Search - Many tutorials come in video format - check it out
  257. - Yahoo! Answers - Has answers to thousands of questions - includes PCs & Net
  258. LibGuides Community Site - Locate libguides A-Z at 4799 libraries worldwide!
  260. FREEWARE SECTION has related FREE software
  261. 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 Click here to Search - For kids, teens, parents, and teachers

    ALA: Great Websites for Kids - and others

    Tech Terms Search Box
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