Technical Tips

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

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

Essential Skills for Your Apprenticeship Training (2009)

Apprenticeship training combines in-class learning with on-the-job experience. Having strong Essential Skills such as reading, document use, writing and thinking can help the apprentice succeed in this training.

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2012-08-17

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

Before Training: Resources to Improve Your Essential Skills (2009)

The authors of this booklet encourage candidates for apprenticeships to prepare for training by learning more about the program and by improving their Essential Skills.

They suggest a number of activities, including making lists of people to contact, community resources and websites that offer information about trades and skills upgrading; setting goals; and tracking achievement.

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2012-07-27

Tips on Introducing Essential Skills into Construction Trades Training (2010)

Trades instructors looking for practical ways to teach Essential Skills to apprentices studying a trade will find useful information in this publication. It provides tips and strategies for teaching Reading, Document Use and Numeracy.

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2012-07-17

Opening a Personal Bank Account: Understanding Your Rights (2011)

This brochure offers important information for anyone who wants to open a personal bank account.

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2012-05-08

Handbook: RESPs – Learn what you need to know quickly (2011)

This handbook guides parents through the process of setting up a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) to help pay for their children’s postsecondary education.

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2012-01-24

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