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COMPUTER BASICS

Follow the links below for internet tutorials, presentations, interactive games and text on the basic use of computers.

If you are new to computers or just want to update your computer skills, this free Computer Basics tutorial will show you how.
     
Goodwill Community Foundation’s Computer Basics web site has interactive lessons, tutorials, and text based lessons for all levels of users.
     
Goodwill Community Foundation’s Computer Basics web site has interactive lessons, tutorials, and text based lessons for all levels of users.
     

The Senior’s Guide to Computers is mostly a text based site. It is well organized and well updated. A great resource for people of any age group.

     

The Baycon Group’s Windows XP web site is a text based site and organized as a series of commonly asked questions by first time users of the Windows operating system. It is a good place to look for quick answers.

     

Online mini courses on a number of computer-based subjects, including how to use Mac OS X.

     

HOW TO USE A MOUSE

GCFLearnFree: Mouse Tutorial is a fun, interactive, mouse tutorial for the very beginner..

 

The Monroe County Library’s Mouse Aeroboics is a fun, interactive, mouse tutorial for the very beginner.

 

Central Kansas Library System's Mouserobics is another fun, interactive mouse tutorial for the very beginner.

 

HOW TO USE A KEYBOARD

Wikipedia's article on Keyboard layout  is a text based web page with a description of the basic computer keyboard with explanations of the functions of the various keys and some pictures.
This is a good place to start for beginners. 

     

TYPING & KEYBOARDING PRACTICE

Typing Club has several different interactive keyboarding lessons for all levels and all ages.
 
Sense-lang.org has several different interactive keyboarding lessons for all levels and all ages.
 
Goodwill Community Foundation created a typing tutorial that has both interactive learning and practicing options as well as optional audio feedback. This site is aimed at all ages.
      
typeonline.co.uk has interactive keyboarding lessons for all levels. It is aimed at adults who wish to improve speed and accuracy without distractions or animations.
 
FreeTypingGame.net has interactive keyboarding games, lessons, and tests to help develop keyboarding skills.  Good for a wide range of ages.
    
Learning games for kids has several Flash based interactive keyboarding games to help make the task of keyboard mastery fun. Fun for all ages.
     

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