Computer skills

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

Adult Learners and Digital Media: Exploring the usage of digital media with adult literacy learners (2012)

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This research report is based on a small-scale study undertaken to explore the attitudes and experiences of adult Canadians who are non-users or limited users of digital media and information and communication technologies (ICTs).

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2012-10-31

Introduction to Computers Lesson Plans 1 – 12 (2011)

This document provides 12 one-hour lesson plans for practitioners who are teaching basic computer skills to adults. The lesson plans cover such topics as using Windows and managing documents; typing paragraphs and checking spelling; cut, copy and paste; using alignments and inserting pictures; and formatting tables.

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2012-10-02

Caring for Your Computer - Workbook (2011)

This workbook has been developed to accompany the lesson plan contained in “Caring for Your Computer,” published by Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL).

It includes information on both physically cleaning computer hardware and protecting the computer against viruses and other threats.

The authors have also included a section on basic troubleshooting techniques and a glossary of relevant terms.

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2012-10-01

Digital storytelling workshop at Douglas College [Video – 3:37] (2011)

This video provides a look at how digital storytelling became another means of expression for learners in the Individualized Community Adult Reading Education (I CARE) program at Douglas College in British Columbia. The program helps adults who want to improve their basic reading, writing, and numeracy skills by matching them with trained tutors.

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2012-09-27

Caring for Your Computer - Lesson Plan (2011)

This document, revised in 2012, offers the outline for a three-hour lesson on caring for a computer. The learning objectives include keeping a computer physically clean and safe; maintaining the computer system and files; protecting the computer from threats; and using basic troubleshooting techniques.

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2012-09-20

Introduction to Computers - Workbook 2011/2012 (2011)

This workbook has been developed for use with the lesson plans contained in “Introduction to Computers,” published by Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL). It contains handouts and activities designed to help adults learn such basic computer skills as preparing and managing documents; formatting tables; checking spelling; and inserting pictures.

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2012-09-20

Literacy and digital storytelling [Video – 4:18] (2011)

This brief video describes a workshop that helped a group of literacy instructors, tutors, and students learn to create digital stories.

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2012-09-19

Summary of ABC Life Literacy Canada's submission to the Digital Economy Strategy Consultation (2010)

This document offers a summary of ABC Life Literacy Canada’s submission to the Digital Economy Strategy Consultation, unveiled by the Government of Canada in 2010.

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2012-09-14

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