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WebSID; Chrome music experiment...

WebSID; Chrome music experiment... | technologies | Scoop.it
An homage to the Commodore 64's SID sounds running inside your WebKit browser
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For some practitioners, especially if they’re a child of the 80′s,WebSID will definitely bring back some memories.
The WebSID is a digital recreation of the iconic SID sound chip, as used in the Commodore 64.
It’s very simple and easy to use, with a straightforward interface, and can be played using a computer keyboard.
The on-screen keyboard also responds to touch if users are accessing it on a smartphone or tablet or iPad.
WebSID also comes with a built-in delay effect for more sound design possibilities.
WebSID is also available on the Chrome Web Store so practitioners, and/or their learners, can play the synth offline.
Note: It's been built using the WebAudio API, so only works in browsers that support HTML5 audio.

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LITE TYPE

Online Virtual Keyboard Emulator. Search, Share, Translate, Save and Print in more than 50 languages! No need to download any software or plug-in!
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LiteType.com is a set of a Free Online Multilingual and Interactive Onscreen Keyboard tools.

Practitioners,and/or learners can type, search, convert and translate in 53 languages, with no need to install any additional software.
Type in any of the available languages by clicking on the virtual keyboard buttons using a mouse. In case you have the chosen language characters on your physical keyboard, just use your keyboard to type the characters.

The keyboard key is displayed directly below the box in which your typed text appears.

Lite Type has some other convenient features like integrated search for images, videos, and websites.
Lite Type also has an integrated multilingual dictionary.

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Typing Club - Free Touch Typing Software

Typing Club - Free Touch Typing Software | technologies | Scoop.it
Master touch typing using this free game / training program.

 

Typing Club is a popular website offering free online touch typing lessons for learners of all ages.

 

Typing Club is available as a Google Chrome Web App. The Web App functions the same way as the website.

 

As you type users are given instant real-time feedback about their accuracy and speed.

 

Unlike other typing resources, that make you wait until an activity is completed, Typing Club calculates accuracy and speed with each keystroke.

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Remote Mouse: Turn your mobile phone or tablet into a set of wireless mouse and keyboard.

Remote Mouse: Turn your mobile phone or tablet into a set of wireless mouse and keyboard. | technologies | Scoop.it
Remote Mouse
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Turn a mobile phone or tablet into a set of wireless mouse and keyboard.
Basically this allows practitioners, and/or learners, to control their computer from anywhere in the room, with either wifi or 3G.
Main mouse functionalities featured, including...
   - click,
   - double-click,
   - right-click,
   - scroll and
   - drag.
Compatible with both Windows and Mac.

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Skillfulsenior

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One for ACL Providers - Skillful Senior is a computer skills site for the older beginner/learners to learn the IT/ICT skills they need.

 

The site has interactive animated tutorials that teach...

- a bit about ergonomics (how to use your computer in a way that won’t result in pain)

- how to use a mouse,

- the arrow keys on the keyboard,

- how to email their grandchildren

- get medical information on the Internet and

- touch typing.

 

Each tutorial is helped along with a voiceover by a digital character. They CAN do it all!.

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CanAssist | Dynamic Keyboard

CanAssist | Dynamic Keyboard | technologies | Scoop.it
The Dynamic Keyboard program provides a "reduced target" on-screen keyboard with word prediction; it is also free.
The keyboard offers a simple interface to enter text using reduced keys on the screen.
Dynamic Keyboard access methods include...
* Intellikeys;
* a mouse or mouse emulator;
* joystick;
* track ball; and
* head tracking.
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