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Computing & IT

BBC Webwise

A beginner’s guide to using the Internet including using your computer, email, the Internet and social media.


This website is dedicated to giving free computer coding lessons. Students can learn the basics of writing code with these simple, interactive lessons suitable for everyone. The interface makes it easy for learners to get started and keep track of progress, and there are courses in the main languages, including html, JavaScript, ruby and python.

Computer Weekly

Computer Weekly provides the latest news and analysis through its in-depth coverage of the issues, challenges and trends facing today’s IT leaders.

How stuff works: computers

Explanations of computer hardware, peripherals, the Internet, computer security, computer software and more.

IT Hare

Programming for beginners. IT jobs in the local area.

Merlot information technology portal

This site contains an array of IT learning materials for use in the classroom.

Microsoft developer network

Find resources for developers, such as tools, code samples and more on the Microsoft Developer Network. Build apps for the web, Windows Phone and Xbox.

The Online Computer Dictionary
Search for thousands of technology terms. Included are; computer and Internet terms, acronyms, emoticons or smilies, chat abbreviations, filename extensions, HTML tags, and domain suffixes.

The Guardian technology blog

The latest news form the world of technology.


The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards.