Terms and definitions for Information Technology

Fix and take care of you computer, http://www.pchell.com/

Find out what kind of cpu, memory and other hardware you have on your computer.

Wikipedia
Is the best on line, in any format, free encyclopedia. Always a first call.

answers.com is also an excellent place to start a search for information although it is more of a dictionary.

http://www.whatis.com/ Excellent for general definitions and questions you may have.

http://webopedia.internet.com Webopedia is great you have to keep digging and follow the advised links. Also an excellent site.

http://foldoc.doc.ic.ac.uk/foldoc/index.html
Free On line Dictionary of Computing 
Good dictionary for computing

http://www.matisse.net/files/glossary.html Good for Internet terms.

http://www.global.com/method/index.html Six excellent points for building information systems or software.

http://www.m-w.com An excellent on line dictionary. Be warned though this is not necessarily specific to Information Technology.

http://ntia.its.bldrdoc.gov/fs-1037/ Telecommunications: Glossary of Telecommunication Terms

 

General Information Technology sites

http://www.hotsheet.com/ Hotsheet is a list of categorized Internet sites. Use it to help you find things. Especially useful are the meta search engines and the tech sections.

http://www.cnet.com/ Another good site is c|net an excellent source of up to date IT material.

http://www.cnet.com/Resources/Info/Glossary/index.html?st.cn.gp.ynav.gp This is a glossary at cnet

http://www.magmacom.com/~dsleeth/kids/lessons/starter.htm This is a good site for beginners or anyone who wants to make sure they know the basics.

 

On-line magazines

On-line magazines help you keep up with the latest IT news but buy/borrow a hardcopy occasionally not only are they a good source of software (most ship with CDs leave them at home please!) but the advertisements for hard ware and software are not usually in the online versions. You can learn a lot from just browsing or specific searching a magazine. Try to get hold of some old ones so you understand where IT has developed from.

http://www.zdnet.com.au/ This covers PC Magazine and PC Week

http://www.winmag.com/default.htm Windows Magazine

http://www.pcuser.com.au/ PC User

http://www.ozemail.com.au/netchannels/computing_publications.html Other magazines are covered at this site. There are some other links here also.

FAQs
frequently asked questions

Are always a good source of information. There is even a large list of FAQs at c/net http://www.faqs.org/

 

Hardware

http://www.dis.unimelb.edu.au/mm/hwtute/inside_the_computer_case/
University of Melbourne site inside_the_computer_case
http://www.tomshardware.com/

Software

Tutorials on Dreamweaver

These sites have software that you can trial for free. The software is usually shareware which means you can use it for about a month.
http://tucows.com/

http://download.com.com/2001-20-0.html

http://www.curriculum.wa.edu.au/ The Curriculum Council for West Australian High Schools.

Year 11 & 12 Subject Information

Information for Year 11 & 12 Students Is specifically for students.

 Preventative Maintenance

Other teachers sites in Western Australia

An extremely useful site for Information Systems is by Mr. Leishman at Newman College http://www.newman.wa.edu.au/technology/12infsys/html/

General course material by Mr. Leishman at Newman College http://www.newman.wa.edu.au/technology/

Resource Page for Teachers

 

Pages that suck how not to make web pages

 

Online tutorials
http://www.electricteacher.com

http://www.trainingtools.com/

Microsoft on line tutorials
http://www.microsoft.com/education/?ID=IOCTutorials