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Sharing Training Materials

Page history last edited by kamigriffiths@gmail.com 9 years, 4 months ago

Description: Finding free quality training materials can be challenging. Share the training gems you have found, created and/or revised. Discuss how we can encourage new broadband adopters to continue their ongoing digital education through online resources. As a bonus, Kami will show off a community technology resource tagging project she is coordinating and NTIA's digitalliteracy.gov. Be sure to note all the fabulous materials on this wiki page for future reference! 

 

Time: Monday 10:15-11:15

 

Location: State Room

 

Facilitator: Kami Griffiths, CTN Bay Area


 

Notes: (Thanks to Chad for taking notes!)

 

Please add more or correct any URLs that are wrong.

 

Powerpoint from KamiCTN Presentation.pptx  HER EMAIL: kami@ctnbayarea.org

Community Technology Taxonomy taxonomy v7.pdf

Other sites Kami mentioned:

 

BASIC DIGITAL LITERACY

TLN Technology Committee: mousercize in English and Spanish (mousing around)

BBC Webwise: a beginner's guide to using the internet

 

TYPING
freetypinggame.net : lessons, tests, and games for learning how to type
typing-lessons.org : another typing site.  One hang up is keeping plug-ins updated

keybr.com : more typing coursework in different languages.  Pick language and skill level. 

rapidtyping.com : has a tutor you can install on classroom computers

 

FOR SENIORS

webwiseseniors.com : curriculum for all of Windows and Microsoft Office versions.  $50 per Location classes are taught. Stephen Pelton is President steve@webwiseseniors.com

seniorsguidetocomputers.com

 

FINANCIAL LITERACY
familymint.com : financial website for kids. 2 levels of membership, one is free.
mint.com : personal financial website for managing money.  Also has app for your phone

myfreetaxes.com 

 

GENERAL

learnthenet.org

Microsoft Digital Literacy

www.bap.umn.edu  : Program website.  Go to section titled “Online curriculum”.  Will be adding more curriculum in upcoming months.

http://www.teachparentstech.org/

Curriculum for firefighters and Police personnel : email  LeeAnn Shreve: leeann@future.edu

FOR YOUTH

myhomelearning.com : educational software for K-12 students.  Tagged by grade level and subject.  right now completely open but will eventually still be free but will need a username and password

www.internet4classrooms.com

Open Educational Resources

 

SPANISH
mesalibrary.org : teaches copy/paste in Spanish as well as filling out forms. 

 

ONE ECONOMY RESOURCES

bit.ly/digitalinfo: 36 hours worth of curriculum with lesson plans and handouts, access to curriculum through links on the left. If you’re going to use it, PLEASE email Lee Davenport (ldavenport@one-economy.com) so he can track your numbers towards BTOP.  

The Beehive: Free help with money, housing, jobs, health and school

www.pic.tv : public internet channel

 

MATH

khanacademy.org : THOUSANDS of educational topics like math, astrology, chemistry

 

LIFE LONG LEARNING

ted.com : inspirational and cutting edge videos on multiple topics (ie. cars for blind drivers)

MIT : has college courses available to watch online for free.  Intermediate to advance level
itunes University : higher level learning podcasts that you can download for free
p2pu.org : peers sharing college course information

John Hopkins offers free curriculum as well


MANAGEMENT
italc.sourceforge.net : classroom management software you can install.  They have a Windows distribution available.  Allows you to put your teaching screen to all screens in the classrooms. Works with WindowsXP, some gliches with Windows 7

 

ALTERNATIVES TO TV
sidereel.com : free television
hulu.com : free television and movies from the last 80+ years

 

MEDIA

http://www.openculture.com/

 

INTERNET SAFETY

Consumer Action:http://www.consumer-action.org/modules/module_internet_safety

 

Comments (3)

Michael Maranda said

at 11:03 am on Jun 27, 2011

We should talk to folks at p2pu about the taxonomy and otherwise begin promoting the taxonomy

rstingel@accelonline.org said

at 11:16 am on Jun 27, 2011

If anyone would like to see CYC Coshocton's training materials, please email me and I can send you the presentations.

Harold Coker said

at 2:25 pm on Jun 28, 2011

I have added a list of Supplemental Links and Tutorials, titled "Tutorials and Practice Links" on Pages and files @ http://connectyourcommunity.pbworks.com/w/file/41724816/Tutorials%20and%20Practice%20Links.doc

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