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Learning about Computers and the Web

(Our favorites at the top of the list; the rest listed alphabetically)

o Our own Web Training interactive lesson
o Filamentality - a fill-in-the-blank interactive Web site that guides you through picking a topic, searching the Web, gathering good Internet sites, and turning Web resources into activities appropriate for learners. Guides beginners through the creation of Web-based learning activities and even hosts your Web pages for you.
o Best Search Tools and Search Tools Chart from InFoPeople tell you which engine to use for which purpose and how to format your queries.

  To Filter   ...   or ... Not to Filter        
o Safe Kids Online - Full text of Larry Magid’s brochure on filtering and ensuring online safety for children and teens o Faulty Filters, a report from the Electronic Privacy Information Center on how content filters block access to kid-friendly information on the Internet

o Apple Support and Information Web - to help you troubleshoot problems
o Beginners.co.uk - 300+ free on-line tutorials on software programs
o Beyond the Son of Filamentality - a lovely, well-organized tutorial on beyond-the-basics Web-page design
o Brief Intro to Copyright and 10 Big Myths about Copyright Explained by Brad Templeton
o Educational Software Cooperative - Download demos, shareware, evaluation copies, freeware, and more
o Finding Things on the Web - search strategy from UC Berkeley Teaching Library
o Global SchoolHouse - collaborative learning projects linking kids around the world
o How to Evaluate Web Pages - excellent overview from UC Berkeley Teaching Library
o Learn the Net - An Internet guide and tutorial, web tours, and Q & A section
o Spider's Apprentice - Web searching strategies; excellent explanations and ratings of search engines
o WebQuests:
About Them Some Examples
Definitions and Design BatQuest: In Search of Stellaluna
7 Model Math WebQuests - on basketball stats, city comparisons, airfares, world travel, the stock market, population stats, and travel to Africa or Asia

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Last updated 31 Mar 2010