Internet Hunt!
Internet 101 - Interactive Tutorial
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1. Find a book about the Internet at www.amazon.com Book Title and Price:
2. List one of the top news stories at www.cnn.comNews story:

3. Find a car that’s right for you. www.edmunds.comCar type: Cost: _

4. How far is it from Palmerton, PA to Atlantic City, NJ? Use Google Maps - driving directions. Print out the page of directions.

5. Go to www.drugstore.com and find the GNC Member Price for Burt's Bees Doctor Burt's Res-Q Ointment $___
6. Go to http://www.quibids.com/en/ and pick out a product you might like to purchase at an auction site.
Item: Cost: Lets research to see is this site is reputable! Search "quibids reviews"

7. Go to www.SFzoo.org and find out what it would cost to buy an one adult ticket and one child ticket. $ __
8. Find a toy at www.toysrus.com you would like to buy. Toy: Cost:_

9. Click on www.africam.com Watch Live Now! Baby Cheetah Cubs. Describe what you saw. ___.
10. Find the headline news story of the NYTimes at www.nytimes.com
11. Go to www.lowestfare.com and find the cost of a vacation flight you would like to go on.
12. Find the weather for your home town at www.wunderground.com___
13. Translate “How are you?” in French from http://www.free-translator.com/___
14. Go to www.wal-mart.com and select an item to purchase.
15. Go to Wanted by the FBI and name one of the top most wanted fugitives. ___
17. Go to iHeart Radio: Listen to your favorite song!
18. Go to http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes and print out a recipe you like.
19. Go to Lehigh Valley Movies: What movie do you want to see and where is it playing?

Virtual Tours - Anytime and anywhere you want to go!

Full Screen //Virtual Tours// - FullScreen360

URL:http://www.fullscreen360.com/

Take a virtual tour of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History! My Favorite!!!
http://www.mnh.si.edu/panoramas/


Fun Websites for Seniors

These are all fun sites that offer hours of entertainment. No great wealth of information, but if you're bored with solitaire, find some fun sites here.

Virtual Tours - Anytime and anywhere you want to go!

Full Screen //Virtual Tours// - FullScreen360

URL:http://www.fullscreen360.com/

Take a virtual tour of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History! My Favorite!!!
http://www.mnh.si.edu/panoramas/

Audio

Sites devoted to radio, music and song. Audio files are generally small enough to be downloaded on a dial-up connection.
AllMusic (Your catalog of online music)
Audacity (The free music editor from Sourceforge)
Blackstone Audio (The best in audio books)
Classical Music Archive (Download classical performances, music and MIDI's for a fee)
Deezer (Listen, create and share music)
eMusic (Purchase CD's by the song)
Free Classic Audio Books (Audio books of classics in the public domain)
Free Old Time Radio Shows (1,000's ready to download)
History in Song (Historical songs going back to the Revolution.)
International Radio World (Listen live on your PC to over 5,000 radio stations around the world)
iSerenity (ambient sound environments at your desktop for relaxation and solitude)
Karaoke (Turn your computer into a Karaoke machine with this plugin)
Kiddie Records (Listen to childrens records from the 40's and the 50's)
Language Trainers Group (Can you guess the country, region, city from the accent?)
Live Music Archive (Free music for broadband)
Mozarteum (The complete works of Mozart)
Musicpedia (A searchable database of tunes)
Musopen (Free Public Domain music)
Popular American Music (View the UCLA sheet music collection.)
Radio Memories (Download old radio shows as a podcast)
RadioNostalgia (Classic radio shows going back to 1928)
Radio Time (Listen to radio from anywhere on your computer)
Rare Music (Find LP's and 78's here)
Sound Junction (All about sound and music)

Dogs

Sites devoted to your best friend. Personally selected by Maggie and Fiona.

ACDSCNQ (Maggie's favorite site. Be sure to check Photo Album 5)
AKC (The American Kennel Club if pure bred dogs are your thing)
Animal Rescue (Rescue your best friend)
AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
Bark About Your Dog (A blog devoted to all things doggie)
Cobb County Animal Control (Adopt your best friend here)
Complete Dog Guide (Only doggie information)
Daily Coyote (Shreve Stocktons blog on living with Charlie)
Daily Puppy (Your daily fix for puppy pictures)
Darby (The monkeydawg. A great Border Collie site)
Discount Dog Stuff (Kathy's stuff for dogs and cats too)
Dog City Bakery (Maggie's favorite bakery at Johnson Ferry and Roswell Rd)
DogKennels.com (Lots of hard to find doggie stuff)
DogsOnline (All about dogs)
Dogster (For the love of a dog)
East Cobb Dog Park (The perfect place for you and your friend. Atlanta Magazine Best Dog Park)
Homeless Pets Foundation (Dr. Michael Good's pet rescue and adoption foundation)
HoneyRockDawn (Shreve's other blog devoted to her cows)
Life on the Leash (Lots of doggie pictures)
Paws with a Cause (Maggie's favorite charity - help raise a service dog)
Pets Allowed Hotels (Take your best friend on vacation)
PetFinder (Adopt a homeless pet)
Pet Place (All about caring for your best friend, be it canine or feline)
Pet Site (Create a web site for your pet)
Rescue Groups (Adopt your new best friend from the AKC)
Senior Dogs (Adopt a senior dog from the Sanctuary for Senior Dogs)
Ted Kerasote (Merle's friend & translator and NYT Best Selling author of Merle's Door)
U.S. Animal of Vermont (Some of the best pet meds - taken by Mags and the wolves at Wild Spirit)
Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary (All dogs are genetically wolves. Be sure to look at the Raven Memorial)

Games

Sites with card games, board games, word games, video games and mind games
20Q (Play 20 questions and learn a new language)
AllGames (Your catalog of online games)
Arcade Games (Play old arcade games like PacMan and Asteroids)
Ask Oxford (Crossword puzzles and word games from Oxford University)
Best Crosswords (Endless supply of on-line and printable puzzles)
Brain Games (Memory and brain games to train your thinking)
Candystand (100's of games from Life Savers)
Chess (One of the better Internet chess games)
Click Mazes (Mazes - lots and lots of mazes)
CoolQuiz (The trivia quiz center)
Crosswords (Crossword puzzles)
Escape (A computer game from England)
Family Chess University (A site devoted to all aspects of chess)
Jigzone (An addictive jigsaw puzzle site)
K2XL (The game site)
MahJong (Play Mah Jong for hours)
MiniClip (Short, sweet and free games)
MiStupid (The on-line knowledge magazine with many brain games)
Monopoly (Play Monopoly with the world)
Movie Poster Quiz (See how good you are at identifying movie posters from the font)
One Across (Crossword puzzle help)
Planarity (A game based on graph theory)
Poker (Find out everything about the game of poker)
PuzzleMaker (from Discovery Magazine)
Quizcon (Lots of quizzes - more added regularly)
Scrabble (Play Scrabble against a Java program)
Smashing Games (Free online games)
Sudoku (Download to your computer or phone)
Tea Games (A collection of brain teases)
Tetris (Customize as you wish)
Thinking Machines (Learn about artificial intelligence and play chess with a computer)
Vocabulary Word Games (Learn to talk like WFB)
Voknel (More online jigsaw puzzles)
Word Buff (Win at word games)
WordSmith (The Internet anagram server)
World of Solitaire (Many solitaire games on this interactive site)
Yahoo Games (Full of card and board games)

Hobbies

Help with your hobby.
Airliners.net (A site devoted to commercial and military aviation - lots of great photos)
ATC Chat (Listen to live Air Traffic Control on your computer)
Artcyclopedia (Your guide to fine art on the Internet)
Earth Album (Share your pictures with the planet)
FlightGear (A flight simulator for all those frustrated pilots)
Fly Fishing (Everything you wanted to know, and more)
HP Activity Center (Create great stuff with your color printer like cards, calendars, etc.)
KnitPro (Turn digital pictures into knitting patterns)
Knitty (The Internet knitting magazine)
Railroads (Design a railroad online)
ScrapBlog (Scrapbooks for the Digital Age)
Sky&Telescope (If you have a telescope, you need this site)
Zamzar (Online tools to convert the format of audio and video files)

Miscellaneous Entertainment Sites

Sites that don't quite fit in another category.
Atlas Obscura (A compendium of the world's wonders, curiosities and esoterica)
Audible.com (A 21st Century "books on tape". Download audiobooks here.)
Chinese Name(Get a Chinese name)
Complete Review (An opinionated literary review of thousands of books)
Dilbert (The Dilbert comic strip)
Dinos (See the dinosaurs who lived in your neighborhood)
Drawspace (Drawing lessons)
Fark (Drew Curtis' unusual and outrageous news stories)
Flag of the United States
Free Rice (Test your vocabulary and donate rice)
Funny Signs (100's of humorous road signs)
Geosense (Test your knowledge of world geography)
Hamster Dance (The grandaddy of all silly Internet sites)
Last Page of the Internet
Leonard's Web Cams (The definitive list of webcams)
Lulu (Become a published author worldwide for free)
MoOM (Museum of Online Museums - a portal to online art)
Optical Illusions (A collection of optical illusions)
Panoramas (360 degree fullscreen panoramas of events and places)
Paper Back Swap (Swap books with others on-line)
Photo Essays (VII Photos - pictures are worth 1,000 words)
Phylotaxis (An exploration of the space where science meets culture)
Pictures of Places (Pictures from around the world)
SciFiPedia (The encyclopedia of Science Fiction)
Shakespeare (Search for the perfect Shakespeare passage)
Sorry, Gotta go (Background sounds to get out of almost anything)
Stop, you're killing me (A site devoted to the mystery novel)
Sweepstakes Today (A database of sweepstake from around the country)
Turbulence (Explore the Net arts)
Visible Proofs (A history of forensic examination from NIH)

Nostalgia

Sites with memories of times past.
Baby Names (The most popular baby names by year from SSA)
Burma Shave Signs (The complete series of road signs going back to 1927)
Civics Literacy Test (Test your knowledge of civics.)
Early Las Vegas (Explore the early days of Vegas)
The Gentleman's Page (A practical guide for the 19th century American man)
George Carlin (Enjoy his wit and wisdom)
MIT Entrance Exam (from 1869! Proof education has dumbded us down)
Nostalgia Central (Nostalgia from the 1960's, 1970's and 1980's)
RetroThing (Your guide to vintage technology)
TriviaPlaza (Take quizzes on geography, music, science, literature, computers, etc.)
Year by Year (See what happened in any year of the last century)

Video

Sites with movies, TV shows, commercials, educational presentations and short films. You need a broadband Internet connection. These files are very big.
1980's Commercials (A cpllection of TV commercials from the 80's)
AllMovie (Your catalog of online movies)
Best Videos (See the web's best video clips)
BlueGobo (An archive of musical theater on video)
Clicker (What's on TV or the Net? Find it here.)
FlVix (Convert videos to play on your cell phone)
Free Movies (Free movies and documentaries for broadband users)
FunCast (Watch new TV shows and movies streamed to your PC)
Hey!Watch (Convert your videos to the Internet)
HuLu (Watch your favorite TV show or video clip)
Internet Movie Database (All the movies on DVD/TV/Net)
JibJab (The political parody)
Live News Cams (Television news feeds from your choice of cities)
Looney Tunes (A collection of classic cartoons)
Movie Trailers (Apple's site with movie coming attractions)
myTVblog (Many British TV shows)
OpenFlix (100's of public domain movies)
Open Video Project (Thousands of historical video clips from the University of North Carolina)
Pixar (The digital animation studio. Be sure to look at the free short films.)
Research Channel (Educational videos on important hot topic)
Search Video (A video search engine)
TV Intros (50 years of TV intros)
TV Land (An archive of Classic TV shows)
Very Funny Ads (Commercials from around the world)
VEOH (Online video source)
Video Central (at AOL. Lots of video for broadband users)
Visit4infol (A collection of TV commercials)
Watch Films (If you have broadband, download movies, cartoons, news)
World TV Chart (The best TV clips for the week)
WWITV (World Wide Internet Television. Live feeds from 1500 channels)
You Tube (Internet television clips on every subject)

10 Tips for the Awkward Age of Computing
Boomers can use Windows to personalize and customize their computers to make them easier to see, hear, and more comfortably use.
As we rack up birthdays, sooner or later we all experience some loss of vision, hearing, or physical dexterity. Fortunately, personalization options in Windows make it easy to adjust your PC.
Here are ten tips from cartoon Brian Bassett on how to counter the effects of aging to make your computer more comfortable to use.

#1 A Screen Too Far


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Do you find yourself fighting the urge to press your nose against the screen because you can't see text and objects clearly? Consider changing your monitor display settings to increase the size of icons or text for individual documents and Web pages. Learn how to make the computer easier by changing text size and zooming in on Web pages.

#2 Easy on the Eyes

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If the images on your computer screen appear indistinct, or don't seem quite as sharp as they once did, you can customize the colors displayed on screen to make things easier to see. Learn how to make the computer easier to see.

#3 Built-in Bifocals


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Having trouble seeing things that are close up? Magnifier, one of the accessibility utilities in Microsoft Windows, opens a window that enlarges all or parts of the screen you choose—just like a magnifying glass. Learn how to make the computer easier to see with Magnifier.

#4 Lights, Camera, Action


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If stiff joints or other dexterity issues are slowing you down, try using Windows Speech Recognition to write email and documents by speaking commands rather than using the keyboard and mouse. Learn how to use Speech Recognition in Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

#5 Tune In, Tune Out


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Are you having trouble hearing email alerts and other audible notifications of system events? Try to adjust the sound volume of your computer or use text or visual alternatives to sounds.

#6 Talk to Me


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If your vision is beyond the point where magnification is enough, Narrator in Windows can help by converting text and captions to speech. If this problem is persistent, you may need a device called a screen reader. Learn how to hear text read aloud with Narrator in Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

#7 Cursor in a Haystack:


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Who took the mouse pointer? If you find yourself searching for mouse pointer more often than you search the Web, you can change the size, appearance, width, speed, color and blink rate of your cursor, or the appearance of your pointer. Learn 3 ways to keep your cursor in plain sight.

#8 Losing Your Grip


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To maximize mouse comfort, try a Microsoft mouse that is designed for maximum comfort. Also, learn how to control the mouse with Mouse Keys to move the mouse pointer. Try Mouse Keys in Windows 7 or Windows Vista.

#9 All Together Now

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For most people, the keyboard is the main way to enter information into and control their computer. But are you controlling your keyboard, or is your keyboard controlling you? Discover tips to make your keyboard easier to use.

#10 All Shook Up


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If you have a mild tremor or your stiff fingers are creating typos and other keyboard errors, Filter Keys can give you the equivalent of a steady hand by enabling your computer to ignore brief or repeated keystrokes that you make accidentally. Your can set your PC to ignore or slow down brief or repeated keystrokes by turning on Filter Keys in Windows 7 and Windows Vista.