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Teaching Internet Literacy to Tutors TILT is a project developed by. Laubach Literacy Ontario and funded by Ministry of Training Colleges and. Universities The purpose is to give tutors the confidence to use the Internet. when tutoring when looking for materials and activities and to help their. students develop computer and Internet skills, Tools for a New Beginning A Strategy for Computer Based Learning in. Literacy published in September 2000 by the Literacy and Basic Skills. Section Workplace Preparation Branch Ministry of Training Colleges and. Universities suggests some basic skills for learners to participate in computer. based learning pages 51 52 The basic Internet skills involve the following. logging on to the Internet,recognizing an URL,typing a URL in the address box. locating and using links on an Internet page,understanding scrolling. The basic e mail skills include,activating a personal e mail account. writing and sending a message,receiving and reading new e mails.
exiting the e mail program, If our learners are to have these skills to be involved in computer based. learning then we must have these skills too, Laubach Literacy Ontario s website contains tutoring modules and. activities for use by literacy practioners As well updated information on. using the Internet will be periodically added to the website The website can. be found at www laubach on ca, The objectives of this manual are to give you information exercises. and resources for the following,prerequisite skills. resources for developing mouse keyboarding and Windows. basic skills,navigating the Internet,conducting searches on the Internet.
downloading and saving information,e mail basics, This manual is intended to be a basic first step Once you have. mastered these basics you will have sufficient skills to successfully use the. Internet and e mail, We hope that you find this a useful resource for your tutoring. experience, Thank you to the tutors of The Literacy Councils of Burlington who gave up. their Saturday mornings to attend Internet classes and who provided valuable. input and editing advice,Janet Campbell,Victoria Crouchman. George Cuthbertson,Elaine Evanson,Angela Laing,Bernice Pedreshi.
Robert Taylor,Joyce Williams,Norm Willis, Thank you to our reference group These volunteers graciously spent. time going through draft copies of the manual and provided feedback on the. completeness of information and instructions as well as providing helpful. editing assistance Our reference group,Marcia Barron. Marilyn Bowers,Charlene Copps,Mary Jane Crusoe,Patty Garlick. Mary Anne Giallonardo,Diane Hardwick,Howard Lane,Louise Leduchowski. Helen Mcmahon,Mary Mills,Linda Mitchell,Kent Schuppert.
Technology Based Projects, There are concurrent technology based projects in development which. complement our TILT project These projects are, CABBY Placement Tool for AlphaRoute and CABS On line. Assessment Tool The first will be used to provide a general starting. point for students working in the AlphaRoute environment The. second will be used on site in a literacy program with an assessor. and a learner working together on the computer, AlphaRoute Content Development Phase 5 This involves the. development of an on line newsletter The Learning Edge Also the. project includes working with available literacy materials and. activities to make them suitable for use on line on AlphaRoute. AlphaRoute Games Content development phase 5 Games such as. crossword puzzles and word searches including guides on how to do. crossword puzzles are being developed, Basic computer Skills Introduction for Learners A CD ROM is. being developed to provide interactive learning for both students. and tutors,Introduction,Learning Outcomes,assessing your necessary computer skills.
learning the parts of the computer,learning basic computer terminology. How to Use Manual i,Prerequisite Skills ii,Computer Basics viii. Introduction,How to Use This Manual, This manual contains a series of chapters each relating to one aspect. of Internet use, Each chapter contains information instructions activities and. assessments All chapters are set up in a similar manner. The learning outcomes and full chapter table of contents are. listed on the chapter s introductory page,Whenever you see this symbol at the end of each.
series or set of instructions it will indicate which. activity to complete so that you can review and,practice your new knowledge The activities are. numbered and located at the end of each chapter,In this way you can photocopy those activities. which may be useful for your student,Whenever you see this symbol it will indicate. that there is corresponding exercise or,information relating to the content of the manual. located on the Laubach Literacy Ontario website,At the end of each chapter there is a written.
check up which will help you assess your,knowledge The answers to these check ups are. located at the end of the manual, There is a summary contained at the end of each chapter An. attempt has been made to keep these to one page in length. These also can be photocopied as a mini manual to keep beside. your computer,Teaching Internet Literacy to Tutors Page i. Prerequisite Skills,Basic Skills Checklist, Before you begin surfing the Internet you should be comfortable. with the following,Using a mouse this is a key skill.
Keyboarding skills,Microsoft Windows skills,starting and using Windows. using Windows menus and toolbars,moving around the Screen. controlling the size of windows,organizing Files and Folders. opening closing and saving files and folders on your disk. The next two pages contain self assessment checklists to help you. determine your basic computer skills,Teaching Internet Literacy to Tutors Page ii. Prerequisite Skills,Self Assessment,Identify your skills by placing a in either the.
Yes or No column YES NO,1 I have a computer at home. 2 I will be buying a new computer soon,3 I can turn the computer on and off. 4 I have experience with Windows,If so which version. 5 I play games on the computer,If so which ones,6 I have an Internet Service Provider. 7 I use e mail,8 I surf the Net,9 I have experience with a Word Processing.
Program If so which one,Mouse Skills,I can Click,Double Click. Right Click,Click Drag,Keyboarding,I have some familiarity with Windows. The next page contains an assessment centred around MS Windows. Teaching Internet Literacy To Tutors Page iii,Prerequisite Skills. Self Evaluation, The following is a list of MS Windows skills Identify your skills by placing. a in either the Yes or No column,I KNOW HOW TO YES NO.
turn on the computer and enter the password,change the colour or pattern of the desktop. open a window on the desktop,identify the parts of a window Title Bar Menu Bar. Scroll Bar,close a window on the desktop,change the size of a window more than one way. move a window around the desktop,maximize and restore a window. minimize and redisplay a window,use the task bar to switch between windows.
have multiple windows open at once,tile or cascade windows. undo tile or cascade,open a document stored on a disk. open an application through the Start Menu,open a context menu. scroll down a window using the scroll bar and scroll. create a folder,create a shortcut,open Windows Explorer. find a file by name,properly shut down Windows,Page iv Teaching Internet Literacy to Tutors.
Prerequisite Skills,Some Basic Resources for these basic skills. If you are not comfortable with these basic skills here are some. resources for you,Using a Mouse,www laubach on ca,Click on Tilt. Click on Basic Skills,Mouse Tutorial Click on Input. Click on Using a Mouse,www laubach on ca,Click on Tilt. Click on Try I T,Mouse Tutorial Scroll down to Exercises.
Click on Mouse Exercise, Your Windows program will have a tutorial that helps you learn. skills such as clicking double clicking and clicking and. dragging To access the tutorial click on the Start button in the. lower left of your screen Then click on Help on the Start menu. With your Windows program there is a game called Solitaire. which is excellent for learning to click double click and click and. drag This will be found on your start menu under Accessories. Teaching Internet Literacy To Tutors Page v,Prerequisite Skills. Using Windows,www laubach on ca,Click on Tilt,Click on Try I T. Windows Under Tutorials,Tutorial Click on Files Folders. Click on Starting Quitting Programs,www laubach on ca.
Click on Tilt,Windows Click on Basic Skills,Tutorial Click on Using Windows. Your Windows program on your computer also contains tutorials. that teach you how to open close move and resize Windows. Keyboarding,www laubach on ca,Click on Tilt,Click on Basic Skills. Keyboarding Click on Input,Click on Using a Keyboard. You can beef up your keyboarding skills with typing programs such as. Mavis Beacon Typing Tutor or online at www learn2type com. Page vi Teaching Internet Literacy to Tutors,Prerequisite Skills. A small example of other resources manuals available from. AlphaPlus Library Services are, The connection between people computers and communication.
Writer Charla Burtenshaw Tri County Literacy Council C1999. Subject WordPerfect for Windows and Microsoft Windows. Survival guide for computer literacy making your way in the. world of computers,Writer Barbara Somervill Globe Fearon c 2000. ISBN 0835957551, Subject Computer Literacy Teacher s resource manual. Key in keyboarding manual for E S L learners, Writer Brenda Dalglish project coordinator Toronto Board of. Education for the City of Toronto Continuing Education Dept. ISBN 1895429005,Subject Typing lessons and instructor s notes. Keyboarding skills all grades, Writer Diana Hanbury King Cambridge Mass Educators Pub.
Service Inc c1986,ISBN 0838817076,Subject learning to keyboard. My voice A magazine for everyone, Writer Mary Anna Petre Upper Canada District School Board. Subject WordPerfect 8 and Microsoft Word 97,Bookstores and Libraries. There is a tremendous amount of available resources at your local. library or bookstore Most manuals are step by step with ample graphics. to guide you on your way to gaining basic mouse keyboarding and. Windows skills,Teaching Internet Literacy To Tutors Page vii. Computer Basics,How Computers Work, The computer is just a machine It is a useful tool that is effective.
for carrying out business and expanding productivity. These are ways that computers affect our lives,used to find resources at the library. used to keep records for credit cards and other financial. establishments,used to entertain through video games. used in retail in areas such as price scanners,used in the manufacturing of products. used as safety systems in today s cars planes and other. and the list goes on,An Interesting Fact,The average PC personal computer is. obsolete less than 12 months after it leaves,the factory.
Fortunately today s computers can be easily,upgraded to suit your needs. Teaching Internet Literacy to Tutors Page viii,Computer Basics. Common Uses for the Computer, Once you become comfortable using a computer it can provide you with a. tremendous amount of assistance, Word Processor the electronic handling of text characters This. includes creating documents such as letters papers reports and. mailing lists, Desktop Publishing electronic page layouts for newsletters.
magazines flyers and posters This usually means the combination of. text and graphics, Database the electronic handling of information Being able to sort. organize or find specific items out of large collections of information. This includes such things as mailing lists inventories and employee. information, Spreadsheet the electronic handling of numbers Used for statistical. analysis accounting expense reports etc, Graphics the electronic handling of graphical images Used to edit. still pictures slides scanned images or full motion video. Audio the electronic handling of digital audio sounds Used in the. manufacture of compact discs and digital tapes as well as overlaying. existing video with a digital soundtrack, Communication sending digital messages from one computer to. another Used in many offices around the world as a means of. communication E mail is an example of communication. Teaching Internet Literacy to Tutors TILT is a project developed by Laubach Literacy Ontario and funded by Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities The purpose is to give tutors the confidence to use the Internet when tutoring when looking for materials and activities and to help their students develop computer and Internet skills Tools for a New Beginning A Strategy for Computer

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