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Learn My Way with Hampsthwaite Online : BLOCK 1 : Getting Started

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Course descriptions, links and downloads for Sessions in Block 1

Session 0

This is not a requirement and all can be covered during the tutored sessions but you may wish to engage in some pre-session practice before joining us.

  • Activities:
  1. Create safe passwords (which you can remember!). Consider one for general use and another for secure personal use. Check strength of passwords at https://howsecureismypassword.net/ (but experiment with similar passwords rather than your actual passwords - just in case!). Try substituting letters for similar looking numbers or symbols.
  2. Sign up to the Learn My Way web site - see http://www.learnmyway.com/
  3. Complete the Planner – see http://www.learnmyway.com/get-started/planner
  • Tips:
  1. Make sure your computer has is configured to update automatically and is protected with at least Security Essentials – see  http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/security/pc-security/mse.aspx
  • Further Practice:
  1. Computer Basics – at http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/courses/computer-basics/lessons/computer-basics
  2. Icons and Windows – at http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/courses/computer-basics/lessons/icons-and-windows
  3. Printing – at http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/courses/computer-basics/lessons/printing
  4. Free Basic Computer Training -  see http://www.meganga.com/
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Session 1: Learn My Way – Getting Started with Keyboard
  • Introduction:
  1. Video - http://youtu.be/mjuHTs8A-uU
  2. OB1 Keyboard basics – see http://www.learnmyway.com/get-started/keyboard/keyboard-basics-course
  • Activities:
  1. Just Your Type – see http://www.learnmyway.com/sites/default/files/courses/justyourtype/v1/index.html
  2. BBC Shooting Gallery Game – see http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/courses/computer-basics/lessons/keyboard-shooting-gallery
  3. Use Google Translate - see http://translate.google.co.uk/?hl=en&tab=wT
  • Tips:
  1. Hold down Shift and type to obtain CAPITALS and symbols temporarily
  2. With CapsLk on you will type capitals all the time (but not symbols) - this can be the reason why passwords sometimes don't work
  • Further practice:
  1. BBC Intro to the Keyboard – see http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/courses/computer-basics/lessons/the-keyboard
  2. YouTube - see http://www.youtube.com/?hl=en-GB&gl=GB for wealth of free-to-access videos covering just about any subject you could imagine - try typing Hampsthwaite into the search box for example!

Session 2: Learn My Way – Getting Started with Mouse
  • Introduction:
  1. Video - http://youtu.be/NcM6M7oTOjA
  2. OB2 Mouse Basics – see http://www.learnmyway.com/get-started/mouse/mouse-basics-course
  • Activities:
  1. BBC Clicky Mouse Game - see - http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/courses/computer-basics/lessons/clicky-mouse-game
  2. Stick Man Game – see http://www.drawastickman.com/
  3. Sheep Game - see http://www.sheepgame.co.uk/
  • Tips:
  1. Single click the left button to select and double click for action - single click the right hand button for menus of what is available
  2. To enlarge Icons and Font Size, right click on the Desktop then choose Properties from the Menu. Select the Appearance tab to change Font Size and Effects is where you can select Use large icons
  • Further practice:
  1. BBC intro to the Mouse - http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/courses/computer-basics/lessons/the-mouse
  2. Mouse and Keyboard Tips with Sandy – see http://learnmyway.co.uk/sites/default/files/courses/faceyouronlinefears/part_a_index.html

Session 3: Learn My Way – Getting Started with Email
  • Introduction:
  1. Video – see http://youtu.be/AjlrGl6z7F8
  2. OB3 Email Basics – see http://www.learnmyway.com/get-started/email
  3. OB3 Using email - sign in at http://www.learnmyway.com/online-basics
  • Activities:
  1. set up Hotmail - see http://www.learnmyway.com/get-started/email/hotmail
  2. set up G Mail – see http://www.learnmyway.com/get-started/email/gmail
  3. set up Yahoo – see http://www.learnmyway.com/get-started/email/yahoo
  4. Send basic emails to other learners, tutors, friends or family
  5. Set up a Google Calendar – see http://youtu.be/xnNpd482bP8
  • Tips:
  1. check if a suspect email is SPAM by pasting its subject line into Google
  2. attachments can be dragged on to some emails to send them - usually near the top.
  3. NEVER follow an email link to a banking site or PayPal for example - always type in the address yourself and go to the site directly to check.
  4. If something seems too good to be true - it probably is!
  • Further practice
  1. BBC WebWise – see http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/topics/email-and-sharing/
  • Additional Note:
  1. The website www.mail2web.com can be used access most emails from any computer  (you will need your email username, usually your email addresss, and password - remember passwords are case sensitve).
  2. It has been around for years and seems to be a bona-fide service, but best used for 'client based' accounts such as Outlook Express, since Gmail seems not to like it and regards it as a suspicious sign-in. This is not an issue because if you have a Gmail account, this too can be accessed from any computer and the better solution would be to have all other email accounts automatically forwarded to it
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Session 4: Learn My Way – Getting Started with the Internet (1: safe use)
  • Introduction
  1. Video - http://youtu.be/6FZtfb_djbY
  2. What's Online? - see http://www.learnmyway.com/whats-online (search for own name)
  3. OB4 Using the internet safely - sign in at http://www.learnmyway.com/online-basics
  • Activities:
  1. Test your password(s) at https://howsecureismypassword.net/ (but experiment with ones simlar to your actual password - just in case!)
  2. Go to http://translate.google.co.uk/ to try out your holiday phrases.
  3. See aircraft flying over Hampsthwaite - http://planefinder.net/ 
  4. Explore our village web site - see www.hampsthwaite.org.uk
  5. Find your house in Google Maps - see http://maps.google.co.uk/
  6. Web Cams - see http://www.earthcam.com/
  • Tips:
  1. check the end of a web site address to see its country of origin (eg .in = India) and be wary of foreign sites unless you are booking a holiday etc.
  2. make sure the web site address has not been altered slightly - eg from www.amazon.co.uk does not become www.amazona.co.uk for example
  • Further practice:
  1. BBC WebWise – see http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/topics/using-the-web/
  2. BBC WebWise – see http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/topics/safety-and-privacy/
  3. How to stay safe online - see http://www.choose.net/media/guide/features/internet-safety-browse-web.html

Session 5: Learn My Way – Getting Started with the Internet (2: searching and saving)
  • Introduction
  1. OB5 Using online searches- sign in at http://www.learnmyway.com/online-basics
  2. Copying and Pasting
  3. Open Office - see http://www.openoffice.org/
  • Activities:
  1. Search your Family Tree – see http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/guides/genealogy-online
  2. Search WikiPedia - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
  3. Search YouTube - see http://www.youtube.com/?hl=en-GB&gl=GB
  • Tips:
  1. Control 'C' will copy and Control 'V' will paste
  2. Right 'Click' on the Taskbar at the bottom of the screen to 'tile' open windows
  3. You don't have to type in http://
  • Further practice:
  1. BBC WebWise – see http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/topics/using-the-web/
  2. BBC WebWise – see http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/courses/internet-basics/
  3. BBC WebWise - see http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/courses/internet-basics/lessons/internet-search-challenge

Session 6: Learn My Way –  Photos on-line
  • Introduction
  1. Photos on-line – see http://www.learnmyway.com/learn-more/photos-online
  • Activities:
  1. Use Picassa to edit photos - see http://picasa.google.co.uk/
  • Tips:
  1. Check the size of photos before sending them by email
  • Further practice:
  1. BBC WebWise – see http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/topics/living-and-interests/photos

Session 7: Learn My Way –  Shopping and Services Online
  • Introduction
  1. Shopping on line – see http://www.learnmyway.com/learn-more/shopping-online/shopping-online-course
  2. Make Money Work – see http://www.learnmyway.com/learn-more/make-money-work/next
  3. OB6 Public Services – see http://www.learnmyway.com/learn-more/using-public-services/using-public-services-course
  • Activities:
  1. Thompson's Auctioneers - see http://thompsonsauctioneers.com/
  2. Find a bargain? - see http://www.ebay.co.uk/
  3. Compare energy prices - and more! - see http://www.uswitch.com/
  4. Find the best price of something you might wish to buy – see http://www.choose.net/
  5. Use google to find Harrogate Borough Council - see http://www.google.co.uk/
  • Tips:
  1. Pay with a credit card or use PayPal to gain some protection against fraud
  2. Use well known brands for preference (eg Amazon, Azda, Marks and Spencer, Debenhams, or B&Q etc.)
  3. Check that a web site address is https before entering personal data into it
  4. Avoid saving your bank card details where possible
  5. Have a different and strong password for any sites where you enter personal data or engage in money transactions.
  6. Strong passwords contain a mixture or capital and lower case letters plus numbers - and even symbols.
  • Further practice:
  1. BBC WebWise – see http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/topics/living-and-interests/shopping-online
  2. Use public services online – see http://www.learnmyway.com/public-services
  3. Check prices before you shop – see http://www.beforeishop.co.uk/
  4. Online supermarket – see http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/

Learn My Way with Hampsthwaite Online : BLOCK 1 : Getting Started

Course descriptions, links and downloads for Sessions in Block 1

Session 0

This is not a requirement and all can be covered during the tutored sessions but you may wish to engage in some pre-session practice before joining us.

  • Activities:
  1. Create safe passwords (which you can remember!). Consider one for general use and another for secure personal use. Check strength of passwords at https://howsecureismypassword.net/ (but experiment with similar passwords rather than your actual passwords - just in case!). Try substituting letters for similar looking numbers or symbols.
  2. Sign up to the Learn My Way web site - see http://www.learnmyway.com/
  3. Complete the Planner – see http://www.learnmyway.com/get-started/planner
  • Tips:
  1. Make sure your computer has is configured to update automatically and is protected with at least Security Essentials – see  http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/security/pc-security/mse.aspx
  • Further Practice:
  1. Computer Basics – at http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/courses/computer-basics/lessons/computer-basics
  2. Icons and Windows – at http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/courses/computer-basics/lessons/icons-and-windows
  3. Printing – at http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/courses/computer-basics/lessons/printing
  4. Free Basic Computer Training -  see http://www.meganga.com/
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