Learn when to use jpeg, gif and png files on the web and basic information about each type
Learn how to use Microsoft technologies for game, web, or app development, server and security infrastructure management or several other uses
A look at computers of the past
A blog post on the importance of teaching keyboarding skills with a huge list of typing resources at the bottom of the post
Introduces the system that makes up the World Wide Web, including explanations of browsers, code packets, servers and links. It teaches:
Where the information that appears on the screen "lives"
How the browser acts as a translator of packets
How servers are connected to create a web
How links connect computers to unique addresses
Twila Camp describes this interconnected information system as a virtual city that everyone owns and explains how it’s organized in a way that mimics our brain’s natural way of thinking.
This Federal Trade Commission campaign aims to educate tweens (kids ages 8 to 12) about advertising so they can become more discerning consumers of information. The goal of the campaign is to boost advertising literacy by raising awareness of advertising and marketing messages, teaching critical thinking skills that will allow tweens to better analyze and interpret advertisements, and demonstrating the benefits of being an informed consumers
Learn how Silicon is developed from sand
Learn about net neutrality and why it's an important issue for our generation
Check to see if a website is inaccessible for everyone or just you (e.g. your location)
TouchDevelop lets you create apps on iPad, iPhone, Android, PC, Mac, and Windows Phone. Includes a tutorial to learn how to use the platform and share your work with others. (From Microsoft Research)
A short overview of the critical components that computers need to work
Create Android apps using your web browser. Also contains tutorials, a library of reference documents, and teaching resources
Self-paced activities and grade-specific curriculum for learning computer programming using a visual approach
A map of competencies and skills that Mozilla and our community of stakeholders believe are important to pay attention to when getting better at reading, writing and participating on the web. The Web Literacy Standard is part of Mozilla’s ongoing goal to create a generation of webmakers – those who can not only elegantly consume but also write and participate on the web.
Connect with other educators teaching young students how to code. Also includes project materials in a variety of languages to help you run an after-school program.
Teaches the basics of programming from the ground up using the Ruby programming language. Requires a free download.
A step-by-step guide to using iCloud Keychain to store and recall usernames and passwords, and easily access these on all connected devices