Computer skills

Using Facebook - Workbook (2012)

Published by Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL), this workbook accompanies a lesson plan of the same name.

The authors begin by outlining the history of the social network Facebook. From there, they go on to discuss how to sign up for Facebook; finding and adding friends; how to share photos; protecting privacy on Facebook; and where to get help on Facebook.

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2012-09-11

Using Facebook - Lesson Plan (2012)

This document offers an outline for a three-hour lesson about using the social networking site Facebook. Learning objectives include defining social networking; creating a Facebook account; using Facebook; and protecting privacy on Facebook.

The authors have included a detailed description of specific learning goals; an estimate of the time required for each goal; and page references for the workbook that accompanies the lesson.

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2012-09-04

Literacy: Why it Matters! (2012)

Painting a picture of literacy

This document was prepared by Community Literacy of Ontario (CLO), a network of more than a hundred community-based Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) agencies located across that province.

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2012-08-29

Shopping and Banking Safely Online (2012)

This workshop presentation, updated in 2012, has been designed to help participants learn about online shopping; practise their shopping skills; and discover safe online practices.

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2012-08-27

Shopping Safely Online - Workbook (2012)

This workbook is published by Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) and accompanies the lesson plan of the same name.

Updated in 2013, the workbook covers such topics as browsing online flyers for national chain stores; searching online classified ads and auction sites; checking travel information online; and buying an item online.

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2012-08-20

Learning Together with Digital Technologies: Illustrative Case Studies (2012)

This document is housed on the AlphaPlus server, where it can be downloaded in PDF format.

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2012-08-17

Adding to My Skills…Numeracy Curriculum for Essential Skills 1 and 2 (2011)

The focus of this project is to use real-life numeracy activities as a starting point for developing skills required in the workplace.

The curriculum is divided into 18 classes with each class introducing an everyday life activity for a reference point, then continuing to reinforce the embedded numeracy skills present using workplace activities. The workplace activities are at Essential Skill level one and two.

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2012-08-14

Shopping Safely Online - Lesson Plan (2012)

This document, updated in 2012, provides the outline for a three-hour lesson about shopping safely online. The learning objectives include exploring online shopping and identifying safe online shopping practices.

The lesson plan includes a detailed description of specific learning tasks; an estimate of the time required for each task; and a list of necessary resources.

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2012-08-13

Getting to Know Your Computer - Workbook (2012)

This workbook, published by Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) and updated in 2012, accompanies the lesson plan of the same name, which can be found here: http://library.copian.ca/item/10562.

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2012-08-08

Getting to Know Your Computer - Lesson Plan (2012)

This is the outline for a lesson aimed at helping learners familiarize themselves with computers. Objectives include identifying parts of a computer system; customizing the desktop; exploring accessories; and managing files.

The lesson plan includes a detailed description of specific learning tasks; an estimate of time needed for each task; and page references for the workbook that accompanies the lesson.

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2012-07-30

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