"The resources on this page will help you learn the basic operational
functions of a computer, such as using a mouse, keyboard shortcuts
and customizing settings. Using your
Northstar assessment results page, locate the skills you need to improve
in the left-hand column of the table. Then, follow the links in the
right-hand column to access the corresponding online learning
resources. Ask a librarian or your tutor/instructor if you have questions or need help." 8 modules plus additional resources. Most of the videos in these modules can then be printed out in text form. So you can say you have a course book as well. A wow! site for beginners plus: very audio-visual, & unbelievably comprehensive. I am impressed.
"The Office provides Australians a range of up-to-date information & resources, coupled with a comprehensive complaints system to assist children who experience serious cyberbullying." Some topics are next-----
There are some real risks that you need to be aware of when you’re online.
Safeguard yourself and your friends by understanding the issues and knowing how to respond.
Games, apps and social networking
Information on how to protect yourself and your
personal information when using social networking sites, search engines
and online games.
Seen something offensive online?
Being cyberbullied and need to chat?
If you are having problems and need to talk, there are a couple of places you can go.
---but especially useful for ESL learners are the 9 wonderful audiovisual resources available by clicking Education Resources & then Classroom Resources. Excellent for higher levels.
---"Whether you are new to the computer, returning for review or just want to gain more 21st century skills, our free computer tutorials can help. From Computer Basics to Microsoft Office to Apple, we have a wide range of free technology tutorials to choose from."
Excellence again from GFC. Highly recommended for intermediate level. Beginners will possibly find the interactives manageable.
---"This is the place to take your first steps online. You can find out all
about the mouse, the keyboard, and the internet,and get ready to chat
to friends with your own email account. From here, the world is your
---"Macmillan/McGraw-Hill's Treasures online
resources are specifically designed to help teachers teach by providing
engaging activities for students at all levels. These Online Teacher
Resources offer content designed to help teachers save time and keep
students motivated and focused." Seven levels of animated computer lessons, 6 units in each level. Everything covered from the basics through to creating a web page. Very interactive, at every level. An excellent resource which must appeal to any learner wanting to practise as well as be informed. For beginners through advanced.
---one of the best getting-to-know-your-mouse programs available. "If you are new to using a mouse, it maytake a little practice to get the hang of it.Here are 4 simple exercises to help you get acquainted. "
MyDigitalLiteracy http://www.mydigitalliteracy.us/ ---A digital literacy training program developed by a USA state, this site opens awkwardly. However, the content away from the homepageis extremely good. The odd menu is in two parts: one the updated version of the program, the other the original, the main differences being a few more lessons & menus within lessons in the newer version.
The approximately 25 video lessons (not marked as video) really are a treat--superior animation, text & capable voiceovers. Suggestion---don't bother with the handouts lessons & be aware that the English level in the lessons becomes more difficult almost in line with the difficulty level of the content.
Basic Computer Skills: Basic Internet Skills: Basic Email Skills: Basic Windows Skills: Basic Word Processing Skills:are what you'll discover herein.I'd like all English learners to view this site, but realistically must recommend very good beginners plus.
---some 66 activities/games using QUIA's excellent resources. A few of these are for the beginnner; the rest swing wildly from topic to topic, but are really designed for intermediate to advanced.Computer Hardware Challenge Board-Partner Activity is a standout,
---"2lingual is a super useful dual-language search tool that makes it easy to Google Search in 2 separate languages. It performs both a Google Search and a Cross-language Google Search. It also provides a query translation option that can be activated or deactivated for Cross-language Google Searches. The top-ranking Google Search Results from 2 separate languages are presented side-by-side in separate lists." Any level. A very useful tool for ESL.
---"In taking on the role of a Webonaut and completing a series of missions‚ players confront issues central
to good citizenship: identity‚ privacy‚ credibility and web safety. Game scenarios take place in both
online and offline encounters because good citizenship spans both.To help players get the most out of Webonauts Internet Academy‚ knowing some key terms will come in handy. Citizenship: membership in a community Contribute: to give to a common cause; to participate Credibility: the quality of being believable or trustworthy Cyberbullying: online abusive behavior Private: belonging to a particular person Profile: information a person shares about him or herself with others in a social network Public: available to all people within a broad community Respect: to value‚ admire and treat well Rumor: unverified talk or opinion that is easily spread to others" While the above introduction is useful it almost fails to mention that you are playing a fun game that increases your language powers & tests your computer skills. Thus, it's for intermediate plus players. Enjoy.
---all you need to know about the internet, presented in smashing style & sensible language, good for nearly all levels of English competency. "By working your way through this web site and taking part in the exciting challenges and activities,you will learn all about the Internet."