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View Resource The Journey Inside

The Web designers at Intel did a tremendous job when designing The Journey Inside, a Web site on computer and Internet-related technologies. Six sections offer interactive lessons, video demonstrations, and interesting stories about fundamental concepts. The first section provides a general introduction to computers. Next is an informative overview of Circuits and Switches, followed by a...

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/education/k12/the-jo...
View Resource Webopedia: Online Dictionary for Computer and Internet Terms

The PC Webopedia "is a free online dictionary for words, phrases and abbreviations that are related to computer and Internet technology." While the collection of terms is reasonably impressive, the site offers many other resources that possibly outshine the dictionary itself. A new feature is Wireless LAN Standards, which compares the specifications and performance of eight of the most prevalent...

http://www.webopedia.com/
View Resource Fact Monster's Computer Glossary

In an age of ever-expanding technology, it stands to reason that our vocabulary also continues to expand. This website by Fact Monster offers a glossary of computer terms -- from applet to WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) -- to help you when you are stumped or simply want to learn more about computers. Other interesting facts about the computer and the internet include: The Dawn of an...

https://www.factmonster.com/science/computers-internet/compu...
View Resource Jan's Illustrated Computer Literacy 101

Jan Smith developed this website (available in both English and Spanish) to provide lessons in computer basics for use at home or in the classroom. The Computer Basics section explains "a lot of the techno-babble that you hear about computers" so that you can "follow along as computer technology becomes more and more important in our world." Other lessons move on to Computer Types, Applications,...

http://www.jegsworks.com/Lessons/lessonintro.htm
View Resource Stanford University: Computer Forum

The Stanford Computer Forum is sponsored by the Industrial Affiliates Program for the Computer Science Department and CS/EE Computer Systems Laboratory. The Forum brings together students, faculty, and industry leaders through events and programs, and offers members "facilitated interaction with faculty, students, and colleagues at other member companies." The website announces upcoming meetings,...

http://forum.stanford.edu
View Resource Computer Science Teachers Association

The website for the Computer Science Teachers Association is sprinkled with computer science word play, but their mission remains quite serious: "The Computer Science Teachers Association is a membership organization that supports and promotes the teaching of computer science and other computing disciplines." For instance, visitors can read an article under "Big News!" on the homepage titled "Why...

http://www.csteachers.org
View Resource MIT OpenCourseWare: Introduction to Computer Science and Programming

For those individuals who have yet to experience one of MIT's OpenCourseWare offerings, this is a great place to start. This site provides access to the spring 2011 version of Professor John Guttag's popular "Introduction to Computer Science and Programming." This course is aimed at students with "little or no programming experience," and its goal is to help students feel "justifiably confident of...

https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-compu...
View Resource Free Computer Tutorials at GCFLearnFree Screenshot

The Goodwill Community Foundation (GCF) offers numerous online courses as a way to help users learn the essential skills needed for living and working in the 21st century. Here, readers will find a compendium of courses designed specifically for users who don't quite feel comfortable in the world of Computers. Each course is broken down into easily understandable lessons. Readers may progress at...

https://www.gcflearnfree.org/topics/computers