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"Talk to Me!": Oral language development with young children (2012)

This document focuses on the importance of oral language development and offers tips for parents to use to help their children develop language skills. The authors explain that children develop language over time and tell parents what to expect at each stage from infancy through the preschool years.

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2013-01-22

Working With Photos - Lesson Plan (2012)

This is the outline for a three-hour lesson designed to show learners how to download, edit, manage, and share personal photographs.

The authors have included detailed descriptions of specific learning tasks; estimates of the time required for each one; and page references for the workbook accompanying the lesson. To see the workbook, click here: http://library.copian.ca/item/11201.

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2013-01-15

Using Skype - Workbook (2012)

This workbook is published by Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) and accompanies a lesson plan of the same name. To look at the lesson plan, click here: http://library.copian.ca/item/11117.

In addition to providing background information about Skype, the workbook explains how to download Skype; open an account; set up a profile and add or change a profile picture; add contacts; and make video and voice calls.

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2013-01-09

Using Skype - Lesson Plan (2012)

Updated in 2012, this document provides the outline for a three-hour lesson about Skype, a software application that allows users to make audio and video calls over the Internet.

During the lesson, learners will download Skype; create a Skype account; set up a profile and add a profile picture; add a contact; and make video calls.

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2013-01-03

Using Gmail - Workbook (2012)

This workbook, published by Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL), accompanies a lesson plan of the same name. To see the lesson plan, click here: http://library.copian.ca/item/11069.

Topics covered include creating a Gmail account; dealing with messages; adding contacts and creating a contact list; and working with attachments. The authors have also included a section on web etiquette.

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2012-12-21

Using Gmail - Lesson Plan (2012)

This is an outline for a three-hour lesson about using Gmail, the free email service provided by Google. The lesson covers creating a Gmail account; sending, receiving, replying to, and forwarding a message; creating a new contact and a contact list; and opening, saving, and sending an attachment.

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2012-12-14

Hospitality Industry Serves up Essential Skills Training - Case Study [Videos] (2012)

This resource combines text and short videos to explain why Essential Skills training is vital in the hospitality industry, and to show how two hotels are meeting that challenge through their training and recruitment strategies.

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2012-11-28

Money Matters: Making money make sense [Video - 2:57] (2012)

In this video, a student and an instructor at a neighbourhood learning centre explain how the Money Matters program fits into overall learning there. The program, established in 2011, sees volunteer tutors from the TD Bank Group go into learning centres to teach financial skills.

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2012-11-07

Money Matters at Hutton House in London, Ontario [Video 2:27] (N.D.)

Developed in 2011, the Money Matters program sees volunteer tutors from the TD Bank Group go into community learning centres to teach numeracy and financial skills.

This video focuses on the response to the program when it was presented at a centre in London, Ontario, that supports people with disabilities.

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2012-11-06

Kids want to talk about money management [Video - 3:26] (2012)

This short video is one in a series about financial literacy prepared by ABC Life Literacy Canada, with funding from TD Bank Group and Government of Canada.

The narrator points to a recent survey showing that only one-third of youth reported that their parents talked with them regularly about financial matters. However, young people both want and need to discuss those issues with their parents.

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2012-11-01

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