On this page you can discover tools for learning--both for adults and younger persons. If you are looking for technology classes at the library then CLICK HERE. In addition to what is listed here, there are learning apps on our iPads in the children's room that are suited for younger persons 3-12. 

There are many items listed below for exploring free tutorials, taking classes, learning Microsoft Office, teaching yourself how to create a web page, and even earning certificates which could lead to high-paying careers.




RBDigitals Universal Class

The Best in Continuing Education Classes: Universal Class brings libraries lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). More than 500 courses are available, and all are designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter. Universal Class includes videos, assignments, quizzes, tests, and options for social media interaction with other learners. Patrons may take multiple classes and learn at their own pace. 


MathWorks - Makers of MatLab and SimuLink

MathWorks produces mathematical computing software for engineers, scientists, mathematicians, and researchers. MATLAB, the language of technical computing, is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numeric computation. Simulink is a graphical environment for simulation and Model-Based Design of multidomain dynamic and embedded systems. The company produces nearly 100 additional products for specialized tasks such as data analysis and image processing.


Goodwill Community Foundation

For more than a decade, the GCFLearnFree.org program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, GCFLearnFree.org offers more than 180 topics, including more than 2,000 lessons, 800+ videos, and 55+ interactives and games, completely free.


W3Schools - The Largest Web Developer Site on the Internet

W3Schools is a web developers site, with tutorials and references on web development languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, SQL, W3.CSS, and Bootstrap, covering most aspects of web programming. The site derives its name from the World Wide Web (W3), but is not affiliated with the W3C.


TED-Ed is TED’s youth and education initiative

TED-Ed’s mission is to spark and celebrate the ideas of teachers and students around the world. Everything we do supports learning — from producing a growing library of original animated videos , to providing an international platform for teachers to create their own interactive lessons, to helping curious students around the globe bring TED to their schools and gain presentation literacy skills, to celebrating innovative leadership within TED-Ed’s global network of over 250,000 teachers. TED-Ed has grown from an idea worth spreading into an award-winning education platform that serves millions of teachers and students around the world every week.


Whyville - a virtual world where children play

Whyville is a virtual world where children ages 8 to 15 play, explore, create and learn together. From solving math puzzles to protecting coral reefs, from programming robots to running virtual businesses, Whyville's citizens, known as Whyvillians, collaborate, compete and share while engaging in 100+ games and activities. Whyville has a currency (clams!), an economy, a newspaper (The Whyville Times) and even a Senate. The richness of the virtual world fosters creativity, initiative, critical thinking and entrepreneurial spirit, all within a safe, monitored environment.


Khan Academy - free, world‑class education for anyone, anywhere

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We've also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.


Funbrain -Created for kids

Created for kids in grades Pre-K through 8, Funbrain.com has been the leader in free educational games for kids since 1997. Funbrain offers hundreds of games, books, comics, and videos that develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving and literacy.


Code.org - dedicated to expanding access to computer science

Code.org® is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Our vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra.


Codecademy - The Leaders in Online Coding

Codecademy is an education company. But not one in the way you might think. We're committed to building the best learning experience inside and out, making Codecademy the best place for our team to learn, teach, and create the online learning experience of the future. Whether you're writing your first line of code or transforming your career, start with us and get the technical skills you need to skill up and stand out. The demand for coding skills is skyrocketing, and not just for developers — programming is playing a bigger role in every career path. Add the right technical skills to your résumé so you can pursue a more fulfilling career.


Stencyl - Create Amazing Games without Code

Design Once, Play Anywhere

Publish iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Mac, Linux & Flash games without code.

Game Studio in a Box: Stencyl isn't your average game creation software; it's a gorgeous, intuitive toolset that accelerates your workflow and then gets out of the way. We take care of the essentials, so you can focus on what's important - making your game yours. Publish Everywhere With extensive platform support, you can rest assured that all players will have access to your game. 


Technology Basics - Everything computers

Intimidated by computers? New to email and the Internet? Curious about operating systems and online safety? We’ve got the information you need to better understand computers and how they work in our Technology Basics series. Learn more about using web browsers, navigating Windows 10 and OS X, and staying safe online here. You’ll be tech savvy in no time!



Coding Education Starts Now @ https://blogging.com/kids-coding/

Even though it’s never too late to learn how to code, the resources listed in this blog are specifically aimed at kids and focus primarily on introducing programming languages such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript in a fun and interactive way. Some of them use other languages as well, such as Python and Ruby. Once the foundation for learning is set, there’s no limit to what kids can accomplish.