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Help advance your students’ basic keyboarding, mouse skills, and other computing skills with some of these free online tools.


  1. Goodtyping

This program provides 27 lessons designed to help students learn to use their entire keyboards correctly:


  1. Keybr.com

A fun typing test to check speed


  1. Power Typing

Typing lessons and five typing games: An interactive program that teaches students how to master the Qwerty, the standard 101 keyboard.


  1. TypingWeb

A free online typing tutor and keyboarding tutorial for all skill levels:

A set of typing exercises that guides students through beginning, intermediate, advanced, and specialty lessons.


  1. Mouse Exercises

Interested parties looking to improve their mouse using abilities should take practice tests to master its utility. This webpage offers four distinct mouse exercises to accomplish this goal, including learning where to place the mouse, clicking it, how to drag and drop, and using the mouse to draw.


  1. Mousing Around: Games!

A set of fourteen interactive games that tests the mouse skills of those new to the PC hardware. Each set of games tests one-click, faster clicking and mouse movement, and drag and drop abilities. http://www.pbclibrary.org/mousing/games.htm

  1. Mouse Concentration

An interactive game consisting of 36 squares that tests the mouse concentration of the game participant. The game participant must match a pair of squares over a set amount of time.


  1. Jan’s Windows Basics: The Mouse

A comprehensive introduction to using a computer mouse, including starting up, shutting down, controlling the mouse, controlling the window, and context menus.


  1. Mousing Tutorial

The Palm Beach County Library System teaches students how to effectively use a mouse, offers “mousercise” activities, and then tests the students for accuracy. Mousing around and practice for using the mouse, such as clicking and dragging skills.


  1. Mousercise

An interactive game that teaches elementary students how to effectively use a mouse to navigate and execute actions on the operating system and applicable software.


  1. Learn Mouse Skills

Green River Community College offers a series of basic computer skill tutorials, including exercises on how to hold, highlight, cut, paste, move, click, point, drag, use radio buttons, check boxes, drop-down menus, scroll, and complete forms.


Computer Vocabulary

  1. Computer Vocabulary

A comprehensive dictionary of common terms related to computers ranging from artificial intelligence to wizard.


  1. Free Online Dictionary of Computing

A searchable database of computer-related terms, including definitions of acronyms, jargon, programming languages, tools, operating systems, networking, architecture, standards, mathematical formulas, conventions, theory, and more.


Basic Computer Skills

  1. Basic Computer Skills

A short, web-based course that guides students through basic computer skills, including how to use a mouse, keyboard and typing skills, opening and closing files, accessing data from a CD-ROM, how to locate saved files, how to copy and paste text, review questions, activities, and a quiz.


  1. CUergo: Computer Workstation Ergonomics Guidelines

A 10-step guideline to preparing and arranging an ergonomically sound computer workstation.


  1. Turn Off a Computer: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Microsoft provides a set of fifteen frequently asked questions (FAQ) in relation to turning on and off a computer using the Windows operating system.


Accessing a CD-ROM

  1. Accessing a CD-ROM

A web-based tutorial that guides students to accessing a CD-Rom through Real Media Player for the Microsoft Windows operating system.


Opening and Saving Files

  1. Run vs. Save When Downloading Programs or Files

A brief technical introduction to running and saving downloadable programs and files.



  1. Web by Design: Internet Basics Tutorial

An authoritative tutorial that teaches the Internet basics, including the basis for the World Wide Web, network activity, netiquette, forbidden Internet activities, electronic services, e-mail, and other related information.


  1. Internet Basics – A Guide to Getting Started

A basic guide to the Internet, including basic terminology, anonymity, Internet tools, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), domain names, telnet, FTP, finger, ping, gopher, the World Wide Web, Usenet, and network etiquette. http://cset.sp.utoledo.edu/inetclas.html

  1. The Internet: Internet Basics

A novice’s tutorial to explaining the core principles of the Internet, including the necessity for a web browser and the necessary steps to navigate it.


  1. A Basic Tutorial on Searching the Web

A 20 lesson tutorial teaching students how to search the World Wide Web. It includes core concepts, such as search engines, metasearchers, subject directories, basic search tips, field searching, troubleshooting, and more detailed information about the aforementioned subjects.


  1. Zen and the Art of the Internet: Network Basics

A tutorial that covers networking basics, including domains, Internet numbers, resolving names and numbers, the networks, and physical connection.


  1. Basic Internet Terms

A glossary of basic Internet terms, including domain names, web browser, search engines, World Wide Web, uniform resources locator, printing, page, online databases, links, homepage, go and favorites.



  1. Outlook: Email Basics (PDF)

An abstract paper covering the basics of electronic mail, including its objectives, prerequisites, related training, and definitions, creating, replying, forwarding, and printing a message.


  1. E-Mail Basics

An overview of key concepts in electronic mail, including its addresses, messages, attaching files, managing inbox, spam, garbage, and inputting signatures and styles.


  1. Free Email 101 Tutorial

An online course introducing the basics of electronic mail, including what email is, the features of email services, and tips for writing business emails.


  1. The Basics of Email Metrics: Are Your Campaigns Working?

A tutorial that introduces how to collect data, what data to collect, how to capture the data, and making sense of the metrics involved.


All in one sites

  1. MindFlash

This site provides links to websites that focus on computer literacy, keyboarding, and mouse skills.


  1. Digital Learn.org

If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, we have the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.


  1. GCF Learn Free.org

Whether you are new to the computer, returning for review or just want to gain more 21st century skills, our free computer tutorials can help. From computer basics and online safety to social media and using the cloud, we have a wide range of free technology tutorials to choose from.


Games and Quizzes

  1. Kahoot! kahoot.com

Kahoot! is a free game-based learning platform for teachers of awesome and classroom superheroes. Play, learn, have fun and celebrate together. Formative assessment and review are probably the most typical scenarios when educators initiate a game of Kahoot! However, we are continually blown away by lots of alternative ways our community use Kahoot! beyond the basics. With Kahoot!, YOU are the game designer, so it’s up to you how to play and help learners unlock their deepest potential!


  1. PlayFactile.com

Create an online quiz game board in minutes.

It's free, easy and loads of fun!


  1. Quizlet.com

Simple tools for learning anything.

Search millions of study sets or create your own. Improve your grades by studying with flashcards, games and more.


  1. icivics.org

Make Learning Civics Fun with Free Online Games from iCivics.

Types: Activate, Argument Wars, Bill of Rights Edition, Branches Of Power, Cast Your Vote…

• Play Fun Education Games

• Play Win the White House

• Get Free Lesson Plans


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