Dear Amy: What are some good Web sites to teach different computer skills in my 3rd-5th grade technology club? — Rose, Jonesboro, Ga.
Dear Rose: Fun Web sites are a great way for students to learn about computers! A good place to start is the Internet for Kids, www.bcls.lib.nj.us/Classes/Intforkids. Another good resource for learning about the Internet is the Help Web at www.imagescape.com/helpweb. Ready for something hands-on? Try Peter’s Online Typing Course at www.typing-lessons.org and learn how to become a typing master. Finally, check out how computers work by clicking around inside a virtual computer case at www.kids-online.net/learn/clickjr/clickjr.html. Have fun!
Dear Amy: My computer always makes a humming noise. Do you know why? — Michaela, Maple Grove, Minn.
Dear Michaela: There are lots of things that might make your computer hum, such as a fan or the hard drive. The trick is knowing whether the sounds your computer is making are normal. Grab a parent and check out Computer Hope, www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000302.htm, to diagnose the mystery hum. Good luck!
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