Thursday, May 2, 2013

What Can We Do Today?

Well, anything you want!
In addition to the links at the right, here are a few more sites for you to investigate.Tailor these sites to fit your needs and lifestyles. Try them out today - integrate them into your life tomorrow!


Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Never email yourself a file again!

Wunderlist 2: Your beautiful and simple online to-do list app

Over 3.5 million people already use Wunderlist to manage tasks, to-do lists, and to get things done. Wunderlist is the best to-do list for you, your team or your family.

Brain Health University Sweepstakes!
Play games. Win money. What's so hard about that? 

Do you have a favorite site? Post them below! 


Saturday, April 13, 2013

You can get almost anything on the internet...or a vending machine!

I thought I would post a site that I heard about recently on NPR. The internet has opened up a whole new world for people to communicate and learn, but it has also created a whole new way to waste time! (I myself am guilty of spending a little too much time on this site!)

Hopefully, this class will help you be more productive of your time on the internet. But there are always those dreary, gray days (like yesterday) when surfing the internet is about as entertaining an activity as there is! So, check this site out if you like:

and I'll see you in class next week!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Deja Vu all over again!

When I checked the site before I sent out the link this afternoon, I saw that the last post was about the upcoming storm Sandy. And here we are, not 5 months away from that "Frankenstorm" and less than a month after the Blizzard that Closed Connecticut that another is on the horizon.  At this rate, we'll be shoveling snow until after Easter!

But hope springs eternal and Daylight Savings Time is just around the corner...this weekend in fact! So, keep your boots out, lay in plenty of wood for the fire, pick up a couple of good books and have the candles and flashlight batteries ready. Stay safe and warm and see you next week!

Friday, October 26, 2012

And now for the weather...

Oh, no...not again!

There are several websites that can keep you up to the minute on the latest storms and weather occurrences - if you need them.
Or, as my mother always used to tell us, if you want to know what the weather is, stick your head out the window!

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration -

The Weather Channel -

Accuweather - for hourly forecasts -

The Weather Underground -

And just in case: The CL&P outage map!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fall Foliage and other trips

There are still some beautiful days ahead and the internet is a great resource for planning a day trip - or checking out the peak viewing areas. This is a short list, but go ahead...try out your new skills!

The State of Connecticut DEP Fall Foliage site - maps, suggestions and leaf peeping tools.

The Weather Channel Fall Foliage site - Discover peak viewing times for nine U.S. regions, including New England, with our color maps

The Fall Foliage Network (of course there's one!) -  The Foliage Network was developed to provide accurate foliage information for various locations across the United States.

And just because I wanted to include the site since we're talking about traveling - Road Scholar.  
This is the former Elder Hostel program, the not-for-profit leader in educational travel since 1975, offers 6,500 educational tours in all 50 states and 150 countries.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

New Semester, New Look!

Welcome! I hope you enjoy getting up at the crack of dawn to come to class! When is the last time you've done that?

We will use this blog to discover some links, post some pictures or just experiment with internet resources and services. You can "follow" it, post comments on it or link to it. Hopefully you know what all those terms mean!

First off - a survey. You will complete a short survey to give me an idea of what you're looking for. This class will be a combination of presentation and hands-on learning, plus, I hope, much class contributions.

Ready? First you all need to log on to your web-based email account. (You know what that is, right? :)

Friday, April 13, 2012

Play Time!

Let's spend a little time doing some "research." Or as I like to call it - play time. Playing with the internet, especially with a helper at close hand, will give you some time to really explore the things you want to explore without feeling like you're going to do something wrong. Trust me, you won't break the internet!

One thing I'd like to show you as you explore is this function: Open Link in New Window (or Tab)
When you find a link you'd like to explore, use your right click menu to check it out without losing your original location.
Hover the mouse over the link (use this one: )
Right click the mouse

Choose Open Link in New Window
View new link...close when done.
Easy Peasy!
You try it...we'll explore some of the links on this blog today.