Are you considering a career in programming, or do you just enjoy messing around with computers? If you don't know where to start, check out our Coding and Web Design
subject guide for great free coding resources. Bento
offers a huge directory of coding tutorials. Or head over to Scratch
to learn how to design your own video games using an easy but powerful visual coding language.
Google Maker Camp is now in session! Maker Camp
is a 6-week virtual summer camp for anyone who is interested in making cool stuff. Tinker, hack, discover, and create! This week's theme is "Create the Future". All you need to attend is an internet connection. Each morning, Maker Camp will post a new project to build and explore. For more ways to build your tech skills, check out our Coding & Web Design
Smart phones can do more and more these days. The technology behind them is fascinating. Here's a video
that tells you how they know up from down. Glancing through Lifehacker's Smartphone blo
g, you can also find ways to amplify the speakers by putting the phone in a pitcher, instructions on how to make a phone stand from the box it came in, and more. You can find out all sorts of technology information in unlikely places online. Check out YouTube and Lifehacker again if you're ever curious about anything.
The Invisible or Deep Web
is the part of the Internet you can't see, or at least you can't see it easily. You can search it with the right tools and it holds lots of interesting information. Hackers often use this space to do their work. Some tools to use this part of the Internet are in our subtopic Advanced Online Searching
Join librarians in the rally to get Americans to choose privacy in a national Privacy Revolution
. "Protect your freedom to read, search and learn in the digital age."
We've renamed Web Technology to Internet & Technology to better describe the kind of info you'll find here. Take a look at Mashup Tools
for copyright-friendly content to make your videos or other online content; Gadgets
to explore the world of new tools and toys; and Social Media
for some unique places to discover people with similar interests.