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Web Resources about Computers and Technology

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Coding for Kids

  • Code.org – Hour of Code projects and other coding courses for ages 4 and up.
  • Code Combat – Learn to code by playing a game.
  • Code Pupil – Learn HTML and CSS through interactive tutorials and games.
  • CS-First - Inspiring kids to create with technology through free computer science clubs.
  • Khan Academy offers free interactive classes in math, science, technology, the humanities, and test preparation and study skills. Includes Hour of Code options.
  • Pencil Code – Use drag-and-drop blocks or text to create art, music, games, and stories.
  • Scratch – Assemble interlocking puzzle pieces of code to build animations, programs, and games that rival anything coded by hand. Suitable for all ages.

Coding for Adults

  • Code Academy – An interactive learning program that teaches how to build a website or an app through simple coding tutorials.
  • Learn Code – Learn coding and web design through video tutorials.
  • w3schools – Learn to build a website using text and interactive tutorials.

General Technology

  • DigitalLearn.org – Watch short tutorials on computer basics for beginners.
  • GCFLearnFree.org – Learn about computer basics, social media, Microsoft Office and more. A program of the Goodwill Community Foundation®. Includes a tutorial on browser basics.
  • GCFAprendeLibre.org – Spanish version of GCFLearnFree. Cursos basicos de la computadora en Español.
  • How to Use Google Chrome – An introduction to Google’s Chrome browser.
  • Safari Help – An introduction to Safari browser for Mac.
  • Tech Boomers – Short tutorials about popular websites. Designed for baby boomers but suitable for anyone.

Advanced Courses

  • Class Central – Find some of the best courses available from open universities and programs around the web.
  • edX – Attend free courses from leading universities like the University of California, Berkeley, MIT, and Harvard, including computer science courses for beginners and advanced learners.
  • Open Culture – Find links to free online courses in computer science as well as many other topics.