Digital Literacy

Connected Canadians Training and Support

Connected Canadians Training and Support Connected Canadians is a nonprofit organization that promotes digital literacy skills for older adults by providing free technology training and support. Seniors (55+) can request tutors to provide training and support online. One-on-ones are normally about 60 mins in length. Examples of topics covered include: To find out more, visit their website at: https://www.connectedcanadians.ca/one-on-ones

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ABC Life Literacy – Searching Safely Online Workbook

ABC Life Literacy – Searching Safely Online Workbook This downloadable workbook takes you and your learner through the basics of the internet safety. In this workbook, you will explore some of the basics of internetsearches and offer tips you can use to practice searching. The 7-page workbook contains pictures and spaces for notes. A great set of activities to do in a session with your learner. To download a copy of the workbook, go to: https://abclifeliteracy.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/ABC-InternetMatters-Safety.pdf Info Sheet Available

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GCF Global – Basic Computer Skills Tutorials

GCF Global – Basic Computer Skills – Tutorials GCF Global is a non-profit that provides a huge number of different free tutorials. This series of tutorials is designed for people wanting to improve their computer skills. Topics include basic computer skills, Office 365 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Internet skills and Google. The content of each tutorial is clearly laid out with nice graphics and videos. The course features a set of interactive steps. Participants can take a short quiz at the end of each tutorial to test their skills. A great way to improve your computer and digital knowledge and skills.

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Sync Sisters YouTube Tutorials

Sync Sisters YouTube Channel This YouTube channel hosts a large collection of tutorials focused on Apple devices (Mac, iPad, iPhone, iWatch) and popular applications (Google, email, messaging, photos, contacts). Tutorials, termed “Tech Bits”, are narrated by the sisters Barbara and Karen. Each tutorial gives demonstrations. The presentation is upbeat, conversational, clear, well-structured and moderately paced. Tutorials last, on average, 8 – 10 minutes with some stretching to 15 – 30 minutes. Each tutorial has been made in the last 2 – 5 years, so while most is relevant, some features of the technology may have changed. Our info sheet lists

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LU Basic Digital Skills Self Assessment Checklist

LU Basic Digital Skills Self Assessment Checklist Before you start working on digital skills, it is always a good idea to list the skills you already have. Use this checklist to get a clear picture of the skills you already have. Use it to help you to identify and prioritize the skills you want to acquire or improve. Click HERE to access the LU Basic Digital Skills Self Assessment Checklist

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ABC Life Literacy – Internet Matters Workbook

ABC Life Literacy – Internet Matters Workbook This downloadable workbook takes you and your learner through the basics of the internet. Each section outlines what your learner needs to know and do to use the internet. The 35-page workbook contains pictures and spaces for notes. To download a copy of the workbook, go to: https://abclifeliteracy.ca/internet-matters-workbook/ Info Sheet Available

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NorthStar – Basic Computer Course Online

NorthStar – Basic Computer Course Online NorthStar is part of Literacy Minnesota. They have developed an online basic computer skills course for adults with low literacy skills. In this free online course, participants learn about different devices. They learn their way around each device, basic mouse and keyboard navigation skills, and some of the settings and organization features on a device (e.g., files, screen brightness) The course features a set of interactive slides with an audio option. Participants can take a short assessment before and after. At the end of the course they can print off a record of their

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ABC Life Literacy – Youth Teaching Adults

ABC Life Literacy Canada – Youth Teaching Adults Lesson Plans ABC Life Literacy and Youth Teaching Adults have developed a series of lesson plans for tutors working with adult learners. The site contains downloadable PDF instructions on how to teach the basics when using various devices and applications. Developed as lesson plans, these guides can be used by a tutor to lead a session with their learner. Additional handouts are available for a learner to follow independently or as a quick guide to take away. Topics include Skype, Zoom, Google, Gmail, YouTube, Facetime, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Netflix, Spotify, WhatsApp, on

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