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Websites

BBC Webwise
An excellent site for beginners to access the numerous videos for instruction on basic computer skills and using the Internet. This site can be used independently. Articles in printable format are offered for those who want to go beyond the beginner's level.

GCF Learn Free
Supported by Goodwill. A wide range of tutorials are available in video format or readable lessons in Computer Basics, Windows Operating System, Microsoft Office, Facebook and the Internet. Lessons can be printed. Good for beginning users to learn with some assistance while those familiar with using computers will find valuable information to enhance their computer skills.

Google
Google offers free e-mail accounts. These accounts also provide users the ability to create various documents at no cost.

Keyboarding Skills
If your student needs to practice keyboarding, this site has games based on speed and accuracy. It also can help with spelling.

Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment
Visual assessment of computer literacy from basic knowledge to specific programs.

Basic Keyboarding Site
Simple keyboarding site. Students start with the home keys and progress from there.

On Guard Online
Test your cyber smarts with interactive quizzes and games on everything from spam and spyware to phishing and file-sharing. A fun way to learn how to protect yourself on the internet.

Materials

pdfComputer Skills Check-Off List
A BRLC Technology Committee created this comprehensive list of basic computer skills.

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