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Computer Survival Guide

A guide with online resources to help you practice your skills with keyboarding, mousing, searching & more!

Computer help

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, Goodwill Community Foundation (GCF) offers free tutorials.

     

Digital Unite has basic information for beginners.

     

DigitalLearn offers short video lessons on a number of computer-based topics that are excellent for visual learners.

     

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.

     

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.

 

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.

 
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.