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National Broadband Map


National Telecommunications and Information Administration
http://www.broadbandmap.gov/
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The National Broadband Map (NBM) is a searchable and interactive website that allows users to view broadband availability across every neighborhood in the United States. The NBM was created by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), in collaboration with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and in partnership with 50 states, five territories and the District of Columbia. The NBM is a project of NTIA's State Broadband Initiative. The NBM will be updated approximately every six months and was first published on February 17, 2011.

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How to Delete Cookies


The Beehive
http://thebeehive.org/digitalbasics/2010/12/22/adv...
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When you visit a web site, cookies store site settings and information on your computer. This can be anything from your user ids, passwords or e-mail addresses to items you’ve added to a virtual shopping cart like on Ebay or Amazon. Cookies can be helpful and don’t pose any real threat in most cases. But if you’re sharing a computer and/or don’t want this type of information stored, you can easily delete them.

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How to Browse and Delete Your Web History


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http://thebeehive.org/digitalbasics/2010/12/22/int...
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The browsing history is a list of the sites you’ve visited recently and can be used as an easy way to navigate back to that cooking web site you enjoy visiting so much. For safety purposes, knowing how to clear your browser history is an important step in maintaining your privacy and security, especially on shared computers.

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Setting up a Free Email Account with Gmail


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http://thebeehive.org/digitalbasics/2010/12/22/beg...
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Learn how to create an email address using google mail.

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How to Search the Web Using Google


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http://thebeehive.org/digitalbasics/2010/12/23/beg...
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How to use the search engine Google.

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Google.com Advanced Search


New York State Library, State of New York
http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/nybbexpress/curri...
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A one-page reference guide on how to use the Advanced Search function of Google.

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Internet Browsers Options and Settings


Vermont Council on Rural Development
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmygmyed7f0&feature...
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Learn how to explore your options and settings in your Internet browser.

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Educational Resources on the Web


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqmlnPdXYbg&feature...
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Learn how to search the Web for video and education materials.

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Advanced Web Searching


Vermont Council on Rural Development
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GVfKWDhsto&feature...
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Learn about some more advanced search techniques to help you search more efficiently on the Web.

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Searching the Web


Vermont Council on Rural Development
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkKC1BnuQsE&feature...
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Learn the basics of Web searching and how to find information online.

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Web 101


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIfMAOgMwiM&feature...
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What's the Web? Learn some basics about how Web works and how you can connect to it.

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Gmail


Goodwill Community Foundation International
http://www.gcflearnfree.org/gmail
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Gmail is a popular, web-based email service provided by Google. Learn the basics of how to compose, send and respond to emails, in addition to exploring Gmail's features for managing your email and accessing it from your mobile devices.

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College Choices for Adults


College Choices for Adults
http://www.collegechoicesforadults.org/
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College Choices for Adults provides data, not marketing fluff, to help YOU choose a reputable college program that matches your personal and professional goals. As an adult learner, you want to be well informed before you choose an institution. Many adults have already had their share of detours and false starts. Our goal is to provide you with the data you need to select a college best suited to help you earn your degree in the distance education* setting that works with your busy schedule.

*distance education encompasses online, hybrid, competency-based and other flexible learning formats.

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Tips for Getting Cached Material Removed from Search Engines


ConnectSafely
http://www.connectsafely.org/Safety-Tips/tips-for-...
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Content deleted on the internet can still exist as "cached" or archived content in the Google Search index, this tip sheet explains how to expidite the removal process.

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Mozilla Firefox


Goodwill Community Foundation International
http://www.gcflearnfree.org/mozillafirefox
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Mozilla Firefox is a web browser that is an alternative to Internet Explorer. Firefox includes a variety of additional features such as extensions, themes, and tabbed browsing that can make your Internet experience more enjoyable and productive.

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Internet 101


Goodwill Community Foundation International
http://www.gcflearnfree.org/internet101
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This introductory course will guide you through the basics of the Internet.

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How to Check your Computer's History


WebWise
http://www.scag.gov/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/wwk...
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A tutorial that teaches you how to check the computer's history to determine the list of websites that have been accessed from your computer.

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The NMC Horizon Project: New Media Consortium


New Media Consortium
http://www.nmc.org/nmc-horizon
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The global NMC Horizon project publishes a series of reports on emerging educational technologies and uses of technology in education at all levels. Based on input from expert panels, the series provides outlooks for technology in higher education, K-12 education libraries and museums. Many reports available in multiple languages.

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Home Computer and Internet Security Brochure


City of Seattle
http://seattle.gov/tech/docs/FinalBrochure0708.pdf
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This is a basic primer pamphlet on some common computer security issues and tips on how to keep your personal computer safe. This was developed by the City of Seattle Office of Information Security and the City of Seattle Community Technology Program in the Department of Information Technology. Also available from www.seattle.gov/tech in other languages: Amharic, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog & Vietnamese

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How to Find Health Information Online


Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/whocares/hea...
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Get help searching for and finding health information online.

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