|American Computer Science League
Description:ACSL organizes computer science contests and computer programming contests for junior and senior high school students.
Description:Download all the latest world wide web browsers and plug ins. Read reviews, comparisons, tips and tricks.
Description:Computer and electronics reviews.
|C|Net Special Report Crime on the Net
Description:An absolute must read for all online computer users. It has sections on forgery, assault, fraud, and robbery online, as well as a security check that helps you analyze your own level of security.
|Computational Science Education Project
Description:CSEP is an electronic book for teaching Computational Science and Engineering. The intended audience are students in science and engineering at the advanced undergraduate level and higher. Tutorials for freely available networking and visualization software are included and have attracted a range of users, including high-school students and people from the commercial sector.
|Glossary of Internet Terms
Description:MIME, XML, to Open Source Software...a good overview of the common terms dealing with computing on the Internet.
Description:Easy techniques to keep your computer up and running or restore it when it has problems. Includes information on ways to back up your files, so that you don't lose important data when your computer crashes.
|Introduction to Basic Programming
Description:"This course introduces the homeschooling student to programming using Microsoft QBASIC. Commands, syntax, programming style, naming conventions and problem solving are emphasized in forty-seven (47) lessons. Students learn the basics of creating and using variables, user-defined variables, two-dimensional arrays, sprite creation and manipulations, basic 2D game development, visual effects using trigonometric equations, reading and writing to sequential data files. The course is intended to satisfy the requirements of an elective in high school computer science. Additionally, the course serves as a foundation for learning more difficult languages such as Visual Basic, C++, Java and PERL."
Note: The lessons and sample programs for this course are available online, but the course instructor is no longer taking students for the course. A parent with some programming knowledge could use these materials to work with their children. A self-motivated junior high or high school student could use the materials independently. They would still probably want to have someone as a fall back to answer questions.
|Mac Homeschool List
Description:A forum for home schoolers who use Macs.
|Mallard's QBasic Manua
Description:From the Manual:
"QBasic is a programming language written for computers back in 1975, by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, and has been the accepted standard ever since. ... When you learn QBasic, you also learn many of the fundamentals of other programming languages."
|Microsoft Security Advisor
Description:This site lists all the latest security risks that have been found in Internet Explorer. Once a security risk has been exposed Microsoft works to find a solution. Patches or browser upgrades are also available from this page when a fix has been found.
|Mr. Webster's Computer Science Classes
Description:Resources and lessons on QBasic and Visual Basic programming from a high school computer science teache
|Netscape Browser Plug-Ins
|PC Mechanic: Build Your Own PC, Server or Network
Description:For those techno-geeks who long to build their own computer, this site breaks down the steps for building a PC computer including suggestions on purchasing the components. This is a very thorough site. Any high school student willing to spend funds can build a computer for a lot less than complete systems. Read this site thoroughly before making any purchases, then get a copy of Computer Shopper to find companies that sell computer components.
Description:The BBC's free course teaching you everything you need to know about the internet.
|ZDNet Product Reviews
Description:Computer hardware and software reviews.