Digital Literacy Tutor Guides

General guides to teaching someone computers skills, how to use a device, how to use the internet

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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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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LU Basic Computer Skills Course – A Tutor’s Guide

LU Basic Computer Skills Course – A Tutor’s Guide This tutors guide was developed by LU in 2012. The guide provides a series of lesson plans for tutors who want to work with their learner on basic computer skills. In Module 1, learners are introduced to parts of the computer, keyboard, screen and mouse. Subsequent modules introduce email, internet and basic word processing (formatting) skills. Each lesson plan has accompanying handouts and worksheets. Tutors using this program with their learner are advised to review the module to ensure the information is current and up-to-date. Click HERE to access the LU

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LU quick sheet – Protecting your personal safety online

LU Quick Sheet and Activity – Protecting Your Personal Safety Online This LU Quick Sheet outlines the rules to follow to protect your personal safety online. Included is an activity that tutors can do with their learner to build literacy skills as well as introducing them to the rules in a fun and interactive way. Download a PDF of the protecting your personal safety online quick sheet/activity

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LU quick sheet – Safety rules working online

LU Quick Sheet and Activity – Safety Rules for Working Online This LU Quick Sheet outlines the rules to follow to protect your security online. The sheet includes an activity that tutors can do with their learner to build literacy skills as well as introducing them to the rules in a fun and interactive way. Download a PDF of the safety rules for working online quick sheet/activity

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LU quick sheet – Joining a Zoom meeting

LU Quick Sheet – Joining a Zoom Meeting This LU Quick Sheet gives step by step instructions (with pictures) on how to install Zoom and join a Zoom meeting. Designed for LU learners, the sheet provides instructions for users who want to use Zoom on laptops, smartphones and landline phones. Download a PDF of join a Zoom meeting quick sheet/activity

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LU quick sheet – Selecting passwords

LU Quick Sheet and Activity – Selecting Passwords This LU Quick Sheet presents a strategy for creating and choosing a password. The accompanying activity is something that tutors can do with their learner to build/practice literacy skills and introduce a learner to passwords in a fun and interactive way. Download a PDF of the selecting passwords quick sheet/activity

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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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