Mondays | 5:30 p.m. | Greenwich Free Library

Mondays | 5:30 p.m. | Greenwich Free Library

Web School

Digital Fitness

  • sleepyti.me
    • A sleep cycle calculator to help you get better sleep.
  • justgetflux.com
    • Adjust the light on your device automatically depending on the time of day.
  • myfitnesspal.com
    • Track your nutrition and workouts.
  • lumosity.com
    • Brain training games.
  • habitica.com
    • A habit tracker that makes your to-dos into an RPG-style game.
  • rescuetime.com
    • Track how you spend your time online, and avoid distracting websites.

Mastering Maps

  • maps.google.com
    • Create and save your own maps, or explore using search, satellite view, or street view.
  • scribblemaps.com
    • Draw on maps and create annotated directions.
  • fueleconomy.gov
    • Calculate the fuel cost of your next road trip, and get some tips to save money.

Cooking with Computers

Wired Outdoors

  • weather.com
    • Detailed weather forecasts as well as pollen and allergy reports, weekend project forecasts, and travel information.
  • fishhound.com
    • Fishing reports by location.
  • adirondackalmanack.com
    • Weekly updates on trail conditions, weather advisories, and more.
  • smartgardener.com
    • An online app that helps you plan and maintain a vegetable gardener using location-based climate info.
  • localhikes.com
    • Sort hiking trails near you by difficulty, type, and more.
  • mapmyhike.com
    • Track your hike on your phone and see your path, time, and elevation data.
  • pintsinthesun.co.uk
    • Use location and map data to find out if your favorite restaurant's patio seating will be in the sun or the shade when you visit.
  • yelp.com
    • Search for restaurants, parks, and more near you, and browse user-submitted photos, reviews, and tips.
  • explore.org
    • Find a live video feed of your favorite animal--watch puppies, penguins, and bears go about their daily lives from the comfort of your home.

Get Started with Skype

  • Skype Refresher
    • Use this step-by-step guide to navigate even the finest details of Skyping. Return to it anytime you want--it's free!

Shopping Safely

  • Amazon.com
    • An established online shopping site with all the indicators of security and trustworthiness. Plus, they have a huge selection.
  • US-CERT (United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team)
    • A government site dedicated to documenting online scams and threats. A great place to get information about prevalent scams and ways to keep yourself safe.
  • Snopes.com
    • Another website that debunks online scams and myths. If you receive a suspicious call or e-mail, this is one place you can look to see if others have been scammed.


www.DIY

  • Instructables.com
    • Step-by-step, illustrated instructions for all kinds of projects.
  • YouTube.com
    • Search YouTube for how-to videos. Pause, rewind, and rewatch as much as you like.
  • This Old House
    • Home repair tips and projects from a trusted source.
  • Car Talk
    • Find car maintenance tips, including info on when to DIY, and when to call a pro.
  • Craftsy.com
    • Search for and sort through patterns and crafting projects to fit every skill.
  • StackExchange
    • Post a question, get an answer. A great place to start your DIY quest!


Finding Facts Online

  • Google Tips handout
    • How to use operators and commands to get better search results.
  • wikipedia.org
    • Free, online collaborative encyclopedia.
  • imdb.com
    • The Internet Movie Database--film info and more.
  • The Wirecutter
    • Buying guides and product reviews for computers, TVs, cameras, and more.
  • The Sweethome
    • Buying guides and product reviews for home, garden, and office supplies.

Contact

Sarah McFadden
Digital Literacy Resource Educator
sem285@cornell.edu
(518) 272-4210 ext 129

Last updated April 28, 2016