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Minor Award Name

Computer Skills

Minor Award Code

M2T11

Level

2

Suggested resources to support delivery:

Theme/Topic

Type

Relevance

Author/Source

Web Link

Turn a PC on and off
Keyboard Skills
Use a software package
Common information/symbols.
Storing information electronically

Workbook

The National Adult Literacy Agency developed a series of workbooks to accompany the television series for adult learners.

This is workbook number 5 in the series and it was developed specifically for use in ICT tuition.

Facilitating:


National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA)


https://www.nala.ie/sites/default/files/publications/Read%20Write%20Now%205_1.pdf


Turn a PC on and off
Keyboard Skills
Use a software package
Common information/symbols.
Storing information electronically

Workbook


The Really Useful Guide NALA publication

Introduction to ICT chapter begins on pg. 69

Facilitating:


  • Familiarity of basic computer terms

  • identifying symbols and icons

  • creation/use of material for practicing computer skills required in relation to using software packages

NALA


https://www.nala.ie/sites/default/files/publications/The%20Really%20Useful%20Guide%20to%20Words%20and%20Numbers%20-%20learner%20workbook_1.pdf

Turn a PC on and off

Keyboard Skills
Use a software package
Common information/symbols.
Storing information electronically

Book – can be downloaded in pdf format


This book is for beginners - it is a comprehensive guide to getting started with computers.

Facilitating:



  • Familiarity of basic computer terms

  • identifying symbols and icons

  • creation/use of material for practicing computer skills required in relation to using software packages

Age Action


https://www.ageaction.ie/sites/default/files/pdf/AGE%20ACTION%20-%20Getting%20Started%20Workbook%20final%20for%20web.pdf

Turn a PC on and off
Keyboard Skills
Use a software package
Common information/symbols.
Storing information electronically

Book


This book has material relating to all themes in this module.

Facilitating:



  • Familiarity of basic computer terms

  • identifying symbols and icons

  • creation/use of material for practicing computer skills required in relation to using software packages

Skills for Work – designed and compiled by Patricia Walsh Gillespie and Geraldine O’Haire

Getting to Grips with Technology

Access websites on the Internet
Benefits of the internet

Website


Comprehensive resource for all aspects relating to computer and online safety

Facilitating:



  • Familiarity of basic internet terms

  • identifying symbols and icons relating to the internet

  • Practicing internet skills including accessing websites.

A UK public/private sector partnership


https://www.getsafeonline.org/

Access websites on the Internet
Benefits of the internet

Website


BBC Bitesize website guide to the internet it is easy to navigate although a bit garish

Facilitating:



  • Familiarity of basic internet terms

  • identifying symbols and icons relating to the internet

  • Practicing internet skills including accessing websites.

BBC


http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zgqfyrd


Access websites on the Internet
Benefits of the internet

Website


Guide to online privacy and security. How to control your information, stay safe when online.

Facilitating:



  • Familiarity of basic internet terms

  • identifying symbols and icons relating to the internet

  • practicing internet skills

Community Creations CLG


http://spunout.ie/onlinesafety


Access websites on the Internet
Benefits of the internet

Website


Webwise is part of the PDST Technology in Education, which promotes and supports the integration of ICT in teaching and learning – the Explainers section of the Parents page contains very useful explanations of ICT related trends.

Facilitating:



  • Familiarity of basic internet terms

  • identifying symbols and icons relating to the internet

  • Practicing internet skills including accessing websites.

Irish Internet Safety Awareness Centre Department of Education and Skills and the EU Safer


http://www.webwise.ie/



Further Resources

Websites


  1. This website offers a comprehensive series of tutorials in all aspects of basic computing – begin with Tasters in the Get Started section. The tutorials are easy to use and are adult appropriate

  2. Excellent practical website for achieving proficiency in using the mouse

  3. This is another website for attaining practical IT skills

  4. Free typing tutorials with build in lessons and games – for Keyboard skills

  5. Free typing tutorial with numerous lessons and games

  1. Tinder Foundation is a not-for-profit social enterprise



  1. Palm Beach County Library




  1. Lawrence Goetz

  2. Freetypinggames.net




  1. Sense-lang

  1. http://www.learnmyway.com/get-started/tasters




  1. https://www.pbclibrary.org/mousing/mousercise.htm

  2. http://www.mouseprogram.com/ mousepractice /

  3. http://www.freetypinggame.net/free-typing-lesson.asp

  4. https://www.sense-lang.org/typing/






  1. Comprehensive free dictionary of technical terms relating to the internet and computing. There are daily definitions of terms, quizzes, and popular slang terms.




  1. Free images made available under creative commons licence useful for worksheets




  1. Free images made available under creative commons licence useful for worksheets




  1. NALA Distance Learning Service

  1. Per Christensson 




  1. Hans Braxmeier & Simon Steinberger




  1. Flickr



  1. NALA

  1. www.techterms.com



  1. https://pixabay.com/



  1. https://www.flickr.com/search/advanced/




  1. http://www.writeon.ie/nala/student/index.jsp?2015




Video


HowStuffWorks is an award-winning website with thousands of articles, podcasts and videos for ideas for teaching and learning.

Founded by Marshall Brain


http://computer.howstuffworks.com/23-computer-tour-video.htm





Blog

This award winning blog provides information and links to innovative teaching and learning resources.

Jamie Forshey

http://edutech4teachers.edublogs.org/

All themes and topics

Worksheets

NALA - Teaching resources are updated monthly – materials relating to topical issues and are available to download free.

NALA


https://www.nala.ie/resources/132


All themes and topics

Workbook

Material developed by adult literacy tutor for use with this module

Facilitating:



  • Familiarity of basic computer terms

  • identifying symbols and icons

  • Familiarity of basic internet terms

  • identifying symbols and icons relating to the internet

  • material for practicing computer skills

Collette Moran

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