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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 Kids-Online.net
  2. New User Tutorial (mouse and computer) by TLN Technology Committee (Also in Spanish)
  3. Computers Simplified - Illustrative presentation by Maran.com
  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 About.com®
  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 Beginners.co.uk
  13. Webopedia's Quick Reference Area - Find Computer-related information
  14. Microsoft DOS and command prompt - Quick links by Computer Help.com
  15. Tips for Beginning Window Users
  16. Basic PC Hardware 101 - From scribd.com
  17. Free Computer Help Tutorials and Troubleshooting FAQ - 5starsupport.com
  18. Computer Troubleshooting Guide from About.com®
  19. Free Computer & IT Training and Tutorials - Massive links and resources! - Intelligentedu.com
  20. Absolute beginners guide computer basics eHow™
  21. Learn how to download new files to your computer using Mozilla Firefox - via Top-WIndows-Tutorials.com
  22. Downloading & Extracting - Instructions from www.mantex.co.uk
  23. Tech Articles and tutorials - Via Exforsys Inc®
  24. What is XML? - Get detailed information from Computer Ency and other tools online - Answers.com
  25. See Computer Encyclopedia, File extensions, Hacker Slang, and more at Answers.com
  26. TechFAQ - Good site for Technical Info: Cryptology FAQs to Science FAQs and beyond
  27. Windows XP and Vista - Tutorial, Tips, and Help from About.com®
  28. Computer Memory Basics - By Radio-Electronics.Com
  29. Glossary of Common Computer Ports and Connectors
  30. Computer Troubleshooting Topics - Help from directron.com®
  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 Hope.com
  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 Hope.com
  41. Hacking - How its done & tutorials by infosyssec.com
  42. The Best Free Training Tutorials - In various media by bestfreetraining.net
  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 Top-Windows-Tutorials.com
  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 2-Spyware.com project is all about spyware and malware removal
  57. Computer Networking - See all related information at About.com®
  58. Windows Networking Articles & tutorials
  59. Uninstall Program Database - Remove dangerous and unwanted programs - help from Bleeping Computer.com
  60. Free Windows XP Tutorial - Many video topics via Top-Windows-Tutorials.com
  61. Helping you Prevent and Remove Adware, Spyware, Viruses and Other Malware - See tutorials at Destroy Adware.com
  62. Viruses 101 - Stanford University
  63. Antivirus Software - Via Consumer Affairs .com

    Desktop Applications :

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  64. How to Do Desktop Publishing - Tutorial from About.com®
  65. The Best Free Desktop and Office Tutorials on the Web
  66. Free Online Tutorials - Applications tutorials by Baycon Group.com
  67. How To for Classroom Teachers - Tutorials on basic Windows, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, etc.- from Edzone
  68. The Best Free Desktop and Office Tutorials on the Web
  69. Multimedia Tutorials
  70. Tech-Notes: covers technology and learning also see:
  71. Publishing: Useful Tools (About.com ®)
  72. BCT Online Tutorials and Help Pages
  73. Courseware for Photoshop beginners (First module free) via Andrei Doubrovski
  74. Free Computer Software Programs Training - See wide selections from CIS department Brown Univ.
  75. ITPRC - IT tutorials, guides, and links
  76. Search for How-to articles on Microsoft® software - Available from Microsoft®
  77. PC Help Links Page - Tutorials and support links (ECSI)
  78. Free MS Excel addin tools from ASAP Utilities
  79. M.S. Word and other tutorials - GFC LearnFree.org®
  80. PowerPoint in the Classroom - Tutorial
  81. Learn Excel by Yourself
  82. Welcome to Trump Excel | Online Excel Training
  83. 75 Practical Resources That Will Make You An Excel Wizard - By CampusNow
  84. Definitions - Tech Terms :

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  85. Plain English Internet Glossary
  86. List of Buzzwords - See several lists per industry - Wikipedia
  87. Find the Technology Grades K-5
  88. Technology Glossary Technology buzz words from 4teachers.org
  89. TechEncyclopedia - Over 20,000 IT items by techweb.com
  90. Computer Hope Dictionary - Convenient Browse by Category Entries
  91. A Glossary of Computer Terms with Easy-to-Understand Definitions - From Sharpened.net
  92. Glossary of Internet and Computer Terms - 5starsupport.com
  93. BABEL - A Glossary of Computer Abbreviations & Acronyms
  94. Acronym Finder
  95. Computer dictionary, Computer terms dictionary, Definition of all Computer Terms - Free download or online
  96. Encyclopedia Index - PC Magazine (over 20,000 IT items)
  97. Netlingo - The Internet Dictionary
  98. Bugzilla Thesaurus & Reverse Dictionary
  99. Reverse Search via Wordsmyth
  100. Computing Dictionaries - Great resources from BetterEditor.org
  101. Free Computer Dictionary Online also links to Medical, law, and legal dictionaries
  102. ARTFL Project - Webster Search Form
  103. Reverse Dictionary - by OneLook
  104. Duhaime's Law Dictionary
  105. GrammarCheck - English - large archive
  106. Thesaurus
  107. TheFreeDictionary's Encyclopedia - Claims to be among the most up-to-date document ever produced

    General Academics:

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

    Internet & WEB 2.0 :

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  124. Internet 101 - The world's most popular guide to the Internet
  125. Internet 101 Beginner's Handbook of Tutorials
  126. Social bookmarking - From Wikipedia
  127. Social Bookmarking 101 with (pdf) - Vancouver Island University
  128. Social Bookmarking 101
  129. Internet Basics - About.com®
  130. The Deep - Invisible Web - How to find information there - Wikipedia.org
  131. Web 2.0 Search Engine - Understanding Search Engine Optimization, SEO
  132. StartingPage® - specialized search engine)
  133. Internet Shortcut Keys
  134. Google Power Searching Tips for Students and Universities - Also see free textbooks / HS courses - LearningPath.org
  135. Search Engine Watch - For effective Internet searching
  136. Operators and more search help
  137. All-in-One List of Search Engines - Pandia.com
  138. Internet Glossary - By Education World®
  139. Using Technology to Keep You Safer - Article by aarp.org
  140. A Guide to Cyberspace (Kevin Hughes)
  141. What is a blog (and how you can start one)
  142. What is a Podcast?
  143. Podcasting Tools -Everything you need to know about Podcasting
  144. Podcasts - School Computing - How to Make Podcasts - in detail - wikia.com
  145. A Podcast of Your Own - Win & Mac (Macworld)
  146. Podcasting in Education - See many tools and tutorials
  147. Cybrary Man's Educational Web Sites
  148. Educational Podcasting - See tutorials
  149. Kidcast Learning and Teaching with Podcasting
  150. EdTechTalk Collaborative Open Webcasting Community
  151. Podcast Recording And Editing Tools: A Mini-Guide
  152. 15 Podcasts Every Geek Should Listen To
  153. Podcasts in the Classroom
  154. Audio and Podcasting - see tips and resources
  155. Podcasting in Education
  156. Free Stock Music for Educational Use
  157. What is "I.M" and "Instant Messaging"?
  158. Internet Search Engines - A Tutorial - From Berkeley Univ.
  159. Internet Tutorial
  160. Web Developer's Virtual Library: Tutorials plus (WDVL.com)
  161. Tame The Web: Libraries and Technology - CIL Tech Tips For Every Librarian
  162. What is RSS?
  163. What is Web 2.0?
  164. What is Flickr?
  165. A Comprehensive Guide to Wikis - See details at webtrends.About.com®
  166. The Top Social Networking Sites - List from webtrends.About.com®
  167. ONLINE TOOLS & PRODUCTIVITY SECTION - Provides essential information

    Math & Science:

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

    Music-Audio-Video :

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

    Open Content: - Free Publications

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  202. Free e-books - See selections in science, engineering, etc.
  203. Online Practical Electronics Book - From WikiBooks
  204. PHP Online Manual
  205. Business-software-books.us - Download free books on Databases, Spreadsheets, Word Processing, and many other popular applications - free for anybody
  206. How to Design: Programs - Detailed programming book complete with open source software - from htdp.org
  207. Free Computer Books - See titles like: Basic Computing Using Windows, Computers for Retirees, The Linux Starter Pack, and tons more from OnlineComputerBooks.com
  208. Free Books on Computer Application Software, Math, Science, Security & More - See the huge list at techbooksforfree.com

    Platform Options - Working with Different Operating Systems :

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

    Programming :

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  231. BASIC-256 - easy to use version of BASIC designed to teach anybody (especially middle and high-school students) the basics of computer programming.
  232. 4 ways to become a better programmer - with good links
  233. Teen Programmers Unite - Training ground for young programmers - code & tutorials
  234. WOTSIT'S FORMAT: The Programmer's File Format Collection
  235. C++ Virtual Library
  236. http://search.yahoo.com/bin/search?p=QBasic - Yahoo Search: Programming Languages: BASIC: QBasic/QuickBasic
  237. The Tutorial Page - Programming, Internet, science, etc.
  238. Tutorialized Web Site

  239. Smartphones & Tablets :

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  240. How to Get Your Smart Phone to Pay for Itself - AARP
  241. 9 Apps With the 50-Plus in Mind - AARP
  242. Types of Smart Phones - eHow™
  243. Types of Smart Phones - Smart Phone Reviews
  244. Best Smartphones - CNET Reviews
  245. See over 100 Smartphone articles - from AARP
  246. See Smartphone Apps in FREEWARE SECTION

    Special Interest :

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  247. Electronics 101 - Complete free course online with glossary by Ray Dall
  248. Excellent Electronics Tutorials - wide array of expertise
  249. List of Electronics Topics - Some computer terms included - Encyclopedia4u.com
  250. WebElements Periodic Table
  251. Printable Periodic Table (free but no selling)
  252. PowerPoint in the Classroom - Tutorial
  253. How-To articles at AARP - on Technology, Social Media, and Security

    USB Trends - Portable Apps :

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  254. PendriveApps.com - Windows Apps
  255. PortableApps.com - More of the same
  256. Puppy (Linux derivative)runs on USB pen drive - This version will boot from floppy! - Puppy Linux.com
  257. How to Run Linux from an USB Flash Drive - Do it in 5 minutes! - Softpedia.com
  258. How to Install Any Linux OS on a Pendrive or USB - Tech Spikes
  259. Bootable Linux USB Drive - How To - Instructions by Rapo.org
  260. Linux USB FAQ
  261. Install Linux from windows - See details about dual booting at apcmag.com
  262. 100 Portable Apps for your USB Stick - For Mac and Win via makeuseof.com
  263. Windows XP Setup Simulator - Steps you through an simulated setup procedure
  264. AndLinux.org - Run Linux natively inside Windows (2000, XP, Vista-32 bit only); this installation will allow hundreds of Linux programs to be run within Windows
  265. Using USB Devices in a Virtual Machine - VMware.com
  266. How to Make A Thumb Drive Bootable - Details at eHow™
  267. How to choose the best Linux distribution - Details at apcmag.com
  268. 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 - apcmag.com


  269. http://video.google.com/ - Google Videos Search - Many tutorials come in video format
  270. http://answers.yahoo.com/ - Yahoo! Answers - See answers re: PCs, Net & more
  271. LibGuides Community Site - Locate libguides A-Z at 4799 libraries worldwide!
  273. FREEWARE SECTION has related FREE software
  274. Search the Internet using various engines and strategies listed in INDEX under HOW-TO GUIDES, and WEBTOOLS (for SAFE SEARCHING), etc., e.g.-

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    ALA: Great Websites for Kids - and others

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