Classes: 2012: Tues Mar 13, Thurs Mar 15, Tues Mar 20, Thurs Mar 22 Time: 9am - Noon
Location: Brattleboro office of Vermont Adult Learning http://www.VTadultLearning.org
Session 1 - Tues March 13 9am-Noon (JilMac can stay until all questions are answered! )
Questionnaire: Paper (goal: to do this same questionnaire On-Line
Searching the Internet - on a Computer, Smart Phone, Tablet
Browsers enable you to search the internet
Add-On's & Plug-ins
Search Engines: Google, Bing, Yahoo, Good Search (http://www.goodsearch.com), etc.
Readers Digest just had an article on getting your computer to work faster. http://www.duckduckgo.com
Advanced Google Search
Workshop: Google Search - how to find what you are looking for
Session 2 - Thurs March 15 9am-Noon (JilMac must leave right after Class - teaching in Springfield at 1:00)
Review & Questions - Browsers, Search Engines, Advanced Searches, eMail
Web Pages http://e4vt.org/intro-to-the-web
Moving around on the web
How do you know what to trust
Web Address - where do you find it on your web browser?? Does it always show??
Domain Name, URL, and Web Site Name - are all ways to say the same thing
Workshop: Send an eMail with an Attachment
Workshop: Create a Google Site, put a LINK to http://JilMac.com
Google Maps: http://maps.google.com type in your address ... how close does Google come? Try Street View.
Session 3 -Tues March 20 9am-Noon (JilMac can stay until all questions are answered! )
Review & Questions - Structure of a Web Page, Links, Accessing specific Web Pages
Download Google CHROME - a Browser
Download TypeFaster http://www.typefastertypingtutor.com - for the VAL computers you may need to install in the MyDocuments folder.
Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware programs - you have to have them - if you are using the internet - these are a few - but there are many with options:
Norton 360 - JilMac likes to buy the CD, latest version -vs- upgrading or downloading http://antivirus.norton.com by Symantec
McAfree - http://www.mcafee.com/us
AVG - what VAL is using (The free version does not have everything, but it is better than nothing http://free.avg.com/us-en/homepage)
VIPER - Buy a lifetime
Entering data into a Form <-- Move to SESSION 4 ????
Form - What is a Form?
Moving from Field to Field - TAB Key moves forward, Shift-TAB moves backwards
Can you cut & paste into a Form?
Researching Jobs On-Line and filling out On-Line job applications
Workshop: Fill out a job-application on line.
Open a Browser Window
Scroll to bottom of the page
Interview TIPS: http://hiring.monster.com/hr/hr-best-practices/recruiting-hiring-advice/interviewing-candidates/employer-interviewing-skills.aspx
Advanced Job Search:
1. Login to Monster - if you don't have an account you can create an account
2. Go to Advanced Search http://jobsearch.monster.com/AdvancedSearch.aspx
3. Since we are in Vermont - leave the search as Blank as possible
4. BEFORE you click SEARCH, to the left is ... Save Search as Alert
5. To View or Modify a search, from the TOP navigation click JOBS > SAVED SEARCH
6. You can have up to 5 searches,
When you receive your email alerts you can click on the "Updated Job Search Results - 7/30/2010" [ Edit ]
When you edit - it will give you two choices - how often you receive an alert & the name of the alert.
IF you want to change the selection of the search - you will need to create another search.
Valley Careers http://www.valleycareers.net
Jobs in Vermont http://www.jobsinvt.com
Vermont Job Link http://www.vermontjoblink.com
Vermont Jobs: http://www.vermont-job.com
Jobs in Vermont http://www.jobsinvt.com
Jobs in NewHampshire: http://www.jobsinnh.com
Vermont Jobs http://www.vermontjobs.com simply goes out to http://www.jobs.com, you have to register to view the jobs.
C&S online form https://fieldjobs-cswg.icims.com/jobs/candidate?from=login
Workshop: Create a Google Picasa Account and Upload a Picture
Workshop: Capture a picture from a Web Site
To capture the computer screen you are looking at press the Print-Screen or Prnt Scrn key
Open a Word Document - Paste (Ctrl-V), you will see the picture of your computer screen
To capture the Open Window - press ALT-Print-Screen or ALT-PrntScrn key
In the same Word Document - Paste (Ctrl-V), you will see just the Screen that was active
Note: You can Paste (Ctrl-V) a screen shot into: Word, Excel, Paint to paste the picture into.
If you use Paint - then you can save the picture as a .JPG and attach to Gmail.
Workshop: Modify the picture you just captured and Save As a .JPG
Use Paint to modify the picture (VAL-Handouts: Computer Basics - Session 3; Graphics_with_Paint-WinXP+Windows7.doc)
Session 4 - Thurs March 22 9am-Noon (JilMac must leave right after Class - teaching in Springfield at 1:00)
Review & Questions - Downloading files, On-Line Forms, Research/Google Search
Workshop: Upload some pictures to your Picasa account
Workshop: Add a page to your Google Site - to display your Picasa Pictures
Creating a Google Document (VAL-Handouts: Word+Excel-Session1; Google Documents+Spreadsheets-Basics.doc)
Creating a Google Spreadsheet
Sharing your Google Documents (VAL-Handouts: Navigating the Internet-Session 4; GoogleDocuments-SharingFiles.doc )
How many feel comfortable enough to fill out the questionnaire on-Line?
How many still want to use paper?
Workshop: Fill out a Google Form https://sites.google.com/site/jilmacgsites/course-evaluation
Teacher & Class Review:
Students give feedback on how the class impacted them.
Adobe's Overview of a Web page: http://tv.adobe.com/watch/classroom-basic-site-layout-and-navigation-in-dreamweaver-cs5/part-01-introduction/
Previously Taught on Classes: