Links to resources from the popular Web School workshop series.
- Create and save your own maps, or explore using search, satellite view, or street view.
- Draw on maps and create annotated directions.
- Calculate the fuel cost of your next road trip, and get some tips to save money.
Cooking with Computers
- Detailed weather forecasts as well as pollen and allergy reports, weekend project forecasts, and travel information.
- Fishing reports by location.
- Weekly updates on trail conditions, weather advisories, and more.
- An online app that helps you plan and maintain a vegetable gardener using location-based climate info.
- Track your hike on your phone and see your path, time, and elevation data.
- 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.
- Search for restaurants, parks, and more near you, and browse user-submitted photos, reviews, and tips.
- 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
- Use this step-by-step guide to navigate even the finest details of Skyping. Return to it anytime you want--it's free!
- 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.
- 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.
- Step-by-step, illustrated instructions for all kinds of projects.
- 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.
- Find car maintenance tips, including info on when to DIY, and when to call a pro.
- Search for and sort through patterns and crafting projects to fit every skill.
- 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.
- Free, online collaborative encyclopedia.
- The Internet Movie Database--film info and more.
- Buying guides and product reviews for computers, TVs, cameras, and more.
Last updated February 6, 2019