Battle of the Boxes and More

Products

iPods-More Than Just Music

Resources

LPs to CDs

Resources

Tech Prep for Students

Helpful Resources

Search Engines

Subject Directories

Catalogs and Databases

Reference Sites

Portals

Other Helpful Sites

Online Bookmark Management

Virtual College Visits

Dr. Ken's New CD

Official Information (top sites)

Unofficial Information (examples)

  • E-Mail Students, Faculty, Alumni
  • Faculty Evaluations
  • Crime Reports
  • Student Clubs and Organizations
  • Student Newspaper

Off-Campus Sites (examples)

Career Assessment

Free Scholarship Seach Sites

Sharing Digital Photos

Services

Software

Gadgets for Graduates

Products

Keeping Touch Using the Net

Products

Spring Cleaning: Your Computer

Helpful Articles

Cleaning Products

Buying a HD TV

HighFi House

Valentines Tech Gifts

Products

Viewer eMail

Resources

Phising

Resources

Alternative to MS Office

Free Software

New PCs-Must Have Software

Free Software

USB Flash Drives

Online Auctions

TO Jersey

New Year's Resolutions for Computer Users

1. Update Programs

  • Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, ScanDisk and/or Disk Defragmentor

2. Back Up Files/Programs

3. Delete Programs Correctly

  • Start, Settings, Control Panel
  • Double-click Add/Remove Programs
  • Select the program you no longer need 

4. Don't Open Attachments from Strangers

5. Stop E-Mail Hoaxes

Digital Gifts

Products

iPod Accessaries

Products

Single Use Digital Camcorder

Products

Digital Media Players

Products

Black Friday Online Shopping

Helpful Sites

Stress-Free Holiday Travel

Limiting TV and V-Game Time

Web Blogging

Sites
Blogger.com

Sites

Dr. Bradley's Blog
MyblogSite
Xanga

Monitoring Online Activity

Resources

Online Film Festival

Haydenfilms

Creating Websites

Cat's Crew

Free Host Sites

Fee-Based Services

Online Donation Scams

Resources

Talking over the Internet

Products

Cell Phones and Plans for Teens

Products

Helpful Articles

Tech Prep for Students-Part II

Products

Summer Gadgets

Products
Spa2Go
Baseball TV
Wireless Speakers
Personal Cooling Sytem

Wet Suit:Oceanic

Viewer E-Mail

Sites
Google Earth
Websudok.com
Sudoku.org
Puzzle

Opt-Out Sites (assembled by Kim Komando)

  • 555-1212.com
  • Addresses.com
  • AnyBirthday.com
  • Orbitz.com
  • AnyWho.com
  • Acxiom.com
  • US Search.com
  • WhitePages.com
  • Switchboard.com

PS: Check out Kim's Free Newsletter

Avoiding Summer Brain Drain

Sites
Funbrain
Quia
BrainPop
Enchantedlearning
FamilyEducation

Safe Summer Surfing-Part II

Basic Troubleshooting

  • Run Antivirus in SAFE MODE
  • Clean Start Up 
    1. START..RUN type on box  MSCONFIG 
    2. click on Startup Tab
    3. unckeck boxes not needed
    4. click OK

      http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/

  • Use System Restore

Safe Summer Surfing-Part I

Free Software

Vacation Planning Online

Other Software

source: Parade Magazine 5/29/05

Finding Lost Friends Online

Apple G5 and Tiger

Apple

Shopping Online

Sites
Woot
Liquidation.com

Overstock.com

Microsoft Templates

HP Templates

Microsoft Publisher Templates

Buying a Computer for College

Q1: Computer for College

Key Features
MEMORY:  512 MB -1 GB
HARD DRIVE: 80-100 GB-plus.
PROCESSOR: Intel 500 or 3.5 GHz 
CD-RW-DVD+R/+RW
ETHERNET CARD 
2 -4 USB2  PORTS or firewire

Key Resources

Cyber Schools

Sites

Digital Packing

Products

Podcasting

Free Reader

Great Podcast Sites

Viewer e-Mail

Question 1: Webpages
  • Using Internet Explorer and other Browsers
  • Highlight Text
  • File-Print-check "selection"

PC Tune-Up 

Turn off floppy drive
1. right-click "My computer"-select Properties
2. click on Performance  Tab
3. click button "File System"
4. uncheck box
5. click Apply

Scan disk and de-frag (steps)
START
PROGRAMS
ACCESSSORIES
SYSTEM TOOLS
SCAN DISK
DEFRAGMENTER

Clean Up-Desktop
1. delete unnecessary files
2. delete unnecessary shortcut
3. empty recycle bin

Preventing Online ID Thief

Tips:

  • Research Site (eOpinions)
  • Update Browser
  • Use secure sites (https://)
  • Provide only required information

WiFi Security

Resource

Fun and Free Software

Free and Shareware

Viewer Email

Q1

Q2

Browsers

Free Browsers

Santa Sites

Video Game Machines

Products

Digital Bullying

Resources

Buying a MP3 Player

Dr. Ken's new College-Prep CD

Products

Available locally at: 

Resources

Buying a Laptop

Products

Resources

Online Auctions

Sites

Resources

Cell phones and Plans for Kids

Cell Phones

Resources

Halloween Tips and Tricks

Sites

Fight SPAM 

SPAM Software

Webcams

Tech Prep for Students

Search Engines

Subject Directories

Catalogs and Databases

Reference Sites

Portals

Other Helpful Sites

AOL

Online Bookmark Management

Digital School Supplies

Tech Prep for Teacher

Games, puzzles and quizzes 

Lession Plans Online

Lesson plan sites

Buying a Digital Camera

Canon Cameras

Helpful Resources

Viewer E-Mail

Question 1: Webpages

  • Using Internet Explorer
  • Highlight Text
  • File-Print-check "selection"

Question 2: Recycling

Question 3: Pop-Ups

July 6, 2004
Free Computer Help

Web Resources

Local Resources

June 22, 2004
Dad's Day Gifts

Products

June 15, 2004
Buying a Computer for College

Key Features
MEMORY:  256-512 MB 
HARD DRIVE: 60-100 GB-plus.
PROCESSOR: Intel 500 or 2.5 GHz 
CD-RW-DVD+R/+RW
ETHERNET CARD 
2 -4 USB2  PORTS or firewire

Key Resources

May 18, 2004
Grad Tech Gifts

Products

May 11, 2004
Restaurant Discounts On the Net

April 27, 2004
Online Coupons

Helpful Sites

April 6, 2004
Spring Cleaning: Your Computer

Helpful Articles

Cleaning Products

March 30, 2004
Choosing a PDA

Helpful Articles

PDA Software

Products Shown

March 23, 2004
Backing Up Data

Software

Hardware

Online Backup

XP Backup

  • START--PROGRAMS--ACCESSORIES--SYSTEM TOOLS--BACKUP

March 16, 2004
CyberSeniors

Adjusting Text
1. right click on desktop--properties--appearance
2. website: VIEW--TEXT SIZE

Helpful Sites

March 9, 2004
Fun-Free Software

More Free Software

March 2, 2004
Viewer E-Mail

Question: Slow PC
  • Clean Up-Desktop
    1. delete unnecessary files
    2. delete unnecessary shortcut
    3. empty recycle bin
  • Disk cleanup and de-frag (steps)
    1. START
    2. PROGRAMS
    3. ACCESSSORIES
    4. SYSTEM TOOLS
    5. DISK CLEANUP
    6. DEFRAGMENTER 

February 24, 2004
Cell Phone Batteries

Recalled Battery/Phone

Helpful Articles

February 17, 2004
IM Codes

POS-parent is overt my shoulder
POP-parent on prowl
OSO-sibling over shoulder
ASL-what's your age/sex/location?
TTYL-talk to you later
BRB-be right back
HHOK-ha, ha, only kidding
MOATM-music on at the moment
LQ-laughing quietly
G2G-gotta go
CTN-can't talk now

Helpful Site

February 10, 2004
Video Editing and Sharing

Sharing Online

February 3, 2004
MyDoom

Updating Windows
1. Close all programs except browser. 
2. Make sure you're online 
3. Go to Windows Update
4. Click "Scan for Updates"
5. Click "Review and install updates" 
6. Click "Install Updates" 
7. Click "Accept" in License Agreement box 
8. Click "Start download" 
9. Once downloaded, restart computer

Tools

Helpful Sites

January 27, 2004
Netting Money for College

Finacial Aid Calculators

Free Scholarship Seach Sites

Helpful Sites

January 20, 2004
Recylcing Old Computers

Donations

File Deletion Software

January 6, 2004
Digital Cameras Tips & Tricks

Online Lessons

December 23, 2003
Photo Cell Phones

Phones

Services

December 16, 2003
Tech Gifts-Part III Under $100 Gifts

Mice

Portable Storage

Other Products

December 9, 2003
Tech Gifts-Part II Dream Gifts

December 2, 2003
Tech Gifts-Part I Educational Products

Top ED Software (selected by Childrenssoftware.com)

Children's Software Review Site:Children's Software Review Password: Fish60 

Products

November 25, 2003
Shopping Online

November 11, 2003
Choosing an ISP

November 4, 2003
Downloads of the Month

Skype: Free LD Phone Calls

Free Software

October 31, 2003
Identity Thief

Freeware: Encryption

Freeware: File Deletion

October 28, 2003
Local Number Portability

SprintPCS Tips

October 7, 2003
Viewer Email

Question: Error Messages

Question: Spyware

FREE FIREWALL:

September 30, 2003
Converting VHS to DVD

Products

Services

August 22, 2003
Tech School Supplies 

July 29, 2003
Music To Go (Part II)

Resources

Digital Players

CD-RW: Burner

July 22, 2003
Music To Go (Part I)

Resources

Download Sources

June 19, 2003
Wi-Fi Hot Spots

June 17, 2003
Yahoo

June 10, 2003
Using Templates

May 27, 2003
Building a Home Network

Products

Helpful Resources

April 15, 2003
Viewer eMail

Question 1: PopUps

Question 2: Homework Help

Subject Directories

Question 3: Spyware

Questions 4: Fatal Exception Error

April 8, 2003
Hack Attacks

Solutions: 
  1. Upgrade IE Browser
  2. Download all OS Service Packs/Upgrades
  3. Update virus protection software
  4. Don't open attachments from unknowns
  5. Back-up your hard drive 
  6. Run Microsoft Office Auto

Helpful Sites

Tools

Google.com
type and enter phone  number
for example: 856-337-8345

March 25, 2003
War Information for Home and School

Troop Support Sites

March 18, 2003
Mighty Mouse

March 11, 2003
Managing and Sharing Bookmarks

Step-by-Step Help

Online Bookmark Management

February 25, 2003
Viewer E-Mail

Printing Web Pages
Highlight Text
Right Mouse Click
Choose: Selection

February 18, 2003
Speed Up Startup

Step-by-Step

  • START
  • RUN
  • TYPE: msconfig
  • Click on Startup Tap

Reduce Fonts

February 11, 2003
Buying a HDTV

February 4, 2003
Using Web for School Assignments

Search Engines

Subject Directories

January 21, 2003
Computers 101 Today's Class: Defrag

Getting to Safe Mode

  1. Repeatedly push F8 when PC is booting-up until Options screen appears
  2. Select "Safe Mode" from options screen

Defrag (from the Safe Mode)

  • START 
  • PROGRAMS
  • ACCESSSORIES
  • SYSTEM TOOLS
  • DEFRAGMENTER

January 7, 2003
Sharing Digital Pictures

Software

Printer

Services

December 26, 2002
Resources for Basic Computer Users

Publications

User Groups

Training

  • 599CD
  • Contact Your Local Library

December 10, 2002
Tech Gifts-Part II

December 3, 2002
Tech Gifts-Part I

November 26, 2002
Making Sense of Computer Ads

November 5, 2002
Recylcing Old Computers

Donations

File Deletion Software

October 22, 2002
Net Scams and Hoaxes

October 4, 2002
W32.Bugbear Worm

Bugbear Removal Tools

September 24, 2002
Tech Prep for SAT

September 17, 2002
Webconferencing

    1. search C drive for file:uplddrvinfo.htm
    2. rename file

September 10, 2002
Web Browsers

August 20, 2002
Viewer's E-Mail

User Agreement Form

Buying a PC or Mac

Fatal Errors

August 13, 2002
Instant Messaging

IM Clients

July 30, 2002
Taking Digital Pictures

Software

Reviews and Suggestions

Services

Windows Tip
--Start Windows Explorer
--Right click on folder with photos
--Select Properties
--Check enable thumbnail view, apply
--Then open folder with photos
--Select View,  thumbnails

Viewing Devices

July 23, 2002
Virtual College Visits

Official Information (top sites)

Unofficial Information (examples)

  • E-Mail Students, Faculty, Alumni
  • Faculty Evaluations
  • Crime Reports
  • Student Clubs and Organizations
  • Student Newspaper

Off-Campus Sites (examples)

June 25, 2002
PC Tune-Up 

Turn off floppy drive
1. right-click "My computer"-select Properties
2. click on Performance  Tab
3. click button "File System"
4. uncheck box
5. click Apply

Clean Up-Start Up 
1. START..RUN type on box  MSCONFIG 
2. click on Startup Tab
3. unckeck boxes not needed
4. click OK

Scan disk and de-frag (steps)
START
PROGRAMS
ACCESSSORIES
SYSTEM TOOLS
SCAN DISK
DEFRAGMENTER

Clean Up-Desktop
1. delete unnecessary files
2. delete unnecessary shortcut
3. empty recycle bin

June 18, 2002
Planning Wedding Online

June 4, 2002
Tech Gifts for Father's Day

May 28, 2002
Tech Gifts for Grads

Buying A Computer

May 21, 2002
New I-Mac

May 14, 2002
Stopping a Hacker

May 7, 2002
Stopping Junk E-Mail

Helpful Resources

April 23, 2002
Speed-Up Your Dial-UP

Check Your Modem

April 16, 2002
Windows Tips and Tricks

Keyboard Shortcuts

  1. Windows: Display Start menu. 
  2. Windows + D: Minimize or restore all Windows.
  3. Windows + E: Display Windows Explorer.
  4. Windows + Tab: Cycle through buttons on taskbar.
  5. Windows + F: Display find: all files. 
  6. Windows + Ctrl + F: Display find: computer. 
  7. Windows + F1: Display Help. 
  8. Windows + R: Display Run command. 
  9. Windows + break: Display system properties dialog box. 
  10. Windows + shift + M: Undo minimize all windows.
  11. BONUS: ALT + TAB

Keyboard Help

Craig W's Suggested Website

Windows Tweak Resources

Yahoo Privacy Policy

April 9, 2002
Applying Online to Colleges 

April 2, 2002
Netting Money for College

Finacial Aid Calculators

Free Scholarship Seach Sites

Helpful Sites

Paying for College Workshop

  • Sponsored by The Sallie Mae Fund; honorary co-host is Congressman Jim Greenwood-click HERE for details RSVP: 1-877-840-8224 

March 12, 2002
Improving Your PC's Performance

Shaping Up Your Hard Drive
1. scan disk
2. de-frag disk
3. delete Temp Files
4. download and install software updates
5. check start-up programs (run: msconfig)
6. free-up space-external drives (including Web)

Checking your RAM (memory)
1. Click Start, Settings, Control Panel 
2. Double-click the System icon
3. Click on the Performance tab

Deleting Temp Files
1. Click Start, Find, and  Files or Folders
2. Type *.tmp;~*.* in Named
3. Click Find Now

Disk Health Report 

Computer Tune-Up Tipsl

Learn your IP address

Bandwidth meter 

Norton SystemWorks

Buying More RAM (memory)

Windows Tweak Resources

March 5, 2002
Keeping Your Computers Safe 

February 26, 2002
High Tech Homework Help

Ask an Expert

February 19, 2002
Tax-Free PC Week

Buying a PC: Reviews/Opinions

February 12, 2002
Converting VHS Home Movies to Digital

January 29, 2002
Virtual Valentine's Day

Online Cards

Flowers

Chocolates

Gifts

Valentine Fun for Families

Google Catalogs

Finding Old Friends

Reviews/Advice

January 22, 2002
Customizing Your Browser

Useful Articles

January 8, 2002
International Consumer Electronic Show

December 18, 2001
Buying A Computer

Reviews/Opinions

December 11, 2001
Xbox- PS2-GameCube

Reviews/Opinions

December 4, 2001
Cloning Your Data

How-To Articles

External Storage Devices

Backup Software

Internet Backups

November 29, 2001
Excite@Home

November 27, 2001
Buying Holiday Tech Gifts Online

Reviews/Advice

November 20, 2001
Networking Your Home

October 23, 2001
Windows XP

October 9, 2001
Netting the Right College and Financial Aid

Locating Official College Info

Off-Campus Sites

Basic FA Information

Free Scholorship Search Sites

September 25, 2001
Stop Surfing-Start Surfing

Search Engines

Subject Directories

Favorite Subject Search Engines for Kids

Resources for Student and Teachers

September 18, 2001
Our Nation's Tragedy. List of resources for attack victims and their families.

Child-related Aid

Consumer Alert

September 11, 2001
Mouse Tricks

September 4, 2001
Webconferencing

August 21, 2001
Buying Education Software

The nation's best-selling home-education software:

  1. Adventure Workshop (1st-3rd Grade)
  2. Adventure Workshop (4th-6th Grade)
  3. Instant Immersion Spanish
  4. Freddi Fish (ages 4-7)
  5. Adventure Workshop Preschool (first grade)
  6. Reader Rabbit- Preschool
  7. Spy Fox Ozone
  8. Jumpstart (3d Grade)
  9. Mavis BeaconTyping
  10. Jumpstart (2nd Grade)

SOURCE: NPD Intelect, for the week ended July 28.

Online Storage

ED Software Reviews

FamilyPC Magazine

August 7, 2001
Buying a PC

Links for July 27, 2001
Cookies

Cookie Clean Up Tools

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