Technical Tips

Savings [Video 4:16] (2010)

In this video, the focus is on the importance of saving for the future. The host introduces the concept of paying yourself first, which means putting money into a savings account regularly, just as you would pay a bill.

Even when money is tight, there are ways to cut expenses and save money instead. For example, buying a takeout lunch might cost about $10 a day. Bringing lunch from home could lead to a saving of $2,500 a year.

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2013-02-20

Spending Plan [Video 2:36] (2010)

This video tutorial is part of a series prepared for Credit Education Week Canada (CEWC), held annually to promote sound personal money management.

In this video, the focus is on developing a spending plan. The host suggests that viewers try tracking every dollar they spend for a month. To make the task easier, they can download a monthly budget tracker from the CEWC’s website: http://www.cewc.ca.

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2013-02-13

Skill Book – Practical Computer Use: A guide for learning basic practical computer skills needed for everyday living (2011)

This document is aimed at students using the fourth module in a teaching and learning package developed by the Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council and is to be used with the equivalent tutor guide.

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2013-02-11

Welcome to Credit Education Canada [Video 1:59] (2010)

In 2007, Credit Canada Debt Solutions and Capital One Canada teamed up to raise public awareness and educate Canadians about their finances through Credit Education Week Canada (CEWC). The week has been observed annually in November since then.

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2013-02-04

Working With Photos - Workbook (2012)

Published by Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL), this workbook accompanies a lesson plan of the same name. The lesson plan can be found by clicking here: http://library.copian.ca/item/11158.

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2013-01-24

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

Tips About Low-Cost Bank Accounts (2012)

This brief document, prepared by the federal government’s Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC), is filled with tips to help people select a low-cost bank account.

The authors begin by explaining the features of a low-cost account, which include the use of a debit card and the absence of charges for deposits. Other features, like the number of debits included in the monthly rate, can vary from one bank to another.

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2012-12-14

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